Adding Relationships to a New Model From the Toolbox

This feature allows you to add relationships between entities in a new model you are creating using the Relationship Analysis Client Toolbox.

  1. With a new model open and two or more entities on the canvas, click the Relationships tab in the Toolbox. The <New> icon will be selected by default.
    Note: If this is not the first relationship you are adding to the model, you may have multiple relationship icons to choose from in the Toolbox.
  2. On the canvas, click and drag from the source entity to the target entity and release the mouse. If you chose an existing type of relationship in Step 1, the relationship is now established. If you chose a new relationship in Step 1, the Add Relationship dialog box appears.
  3. Enter a Label for the new relationship. This label describes the relationship between the two entities you are connecting. For example, if you were building a model of insurance data, the label might be "Visited" (between a patient entity and provider entity) or "Billed" (between a provider entity and an insurance company entity).
  4. If the two entities have multiple relationships with the same label, you must check Use unique identifier value and enter a value that is specific to this relationship. Two entities cannot have multiple relationships with the same label without a unique identifier.
  5. Add Properties to the relationship by completing the Name, Type, and Value fields. For example, if you were building a model of insurance data, you might include ZIP Code information for providers. In that case, you would enter "ZIP" as the name of the property, followed by "String" as the type, and "78232" as the value.
    Note: The Type field will automatically populate when you enter a name, but you can select another type from the drop-down box if necessary.
  6. Click Add, then OK. The relationship appears.