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Different object name in view

Not planned



  • Official comment
    Ameya Sapre

    Hello all,

    While it is an interesting idea, an alias for objects feature is not planned.


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  • MG || Gemeente Tilburg

    Would be very nice indeed!

  • Wilbert Goes

    Hello Ronnie,  Thanks for your input, we'll get back to that soon.

  • MG || Gemeente Tilburg

    Wilbert Goes : What is soon? :)

    I'd like to have this wish implemented as well (both in Archimate and BPMN). Sometimes you want the full name for an actor / organisation / whatever, but sometimes you would want the acronym. Sometimes it just doesn't serve your stakeholders to have all kinds of technical names for objects (application layer mostly), and would like to use a more common name without creating a new object (which has more downsides than presenting your stakeholders with a lesser known name for an object).

  • BOFH

    How would you decide which name to show, what would set the switch for one of the available values?

    Instead, what about integrating webservices / ontologies into BD so that you can use an external dictionary for synonyms and translations?

    Link the dictionaries to functionality where a role defines which synonym you're presented with. This would be a role just for viewing purposes.

  • MG || Gemeente Tilburg

    I didn't mean it to be that difficult.

    Use case:
    Just hoover or right-click any object on a view and give that object another name (=alias), while not changing anything in the object repository.

    If you'd like, there could be a list (somewhere) that shows all given aliases of the object across (all) views.

  • Roland Kaijen

    I'm not really sure different names for the same object is a good idea: calling the same things by the same name could prevent a lot of catastrophes - inside and outside companies!

    On the other hand do I find the idea of a 'hovering information box' interesting. Not only gives it the possibility to show an alias for an object, but it could also be used for additional information (owner, cost, ...). However, the ability to select items in questionnaires that will be shown in such a 'hovering information box' is necessary. 


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