Calling the Graphics Function

From within the Data Modeler

From the Data Modeler you can access the graphics as follows:

·        From the data model definition

In the Data Modeler: Initial Screen select the modeling object Data model, enter the name of a data model and choose either Display or Change. In the definition screen for the data model, select Utilities ® Graphics. Wait until the graphic has been fully generated. The data model is then displayed graphically (along with all submodels).

If you called the graphics in maintain mode, the graphic will also be displayed in maintain mode.

·        From the data model hierarchy

In the Data Modeler: Initial Screen select the modeling object Data model hierarchy, enter the name of a data model and choose either Display or Change. The hierarchy list is displayed. From this list select all data models and entity types you wish to be included in the graphic.

Use the function Sel./desel. sub-tree on data models in the hierarchy list to select all dependent objects for loading into the graphic. If you wish individual objects from a selected sub-tree to be omitted from the graphic, you can deselect these objects with Select/deselect node.

To start the graphics, select Utilities ® Graphics in the hierarchy list. Wait until the graphic has been fully generated. All the data models and entity types in the hierarchy list that were selected are displayed in the form of a graphic.

If you called the graphics in maintain mode, the graphic will also be displayed in maintain mode.

·        From the entity type definition

In the screen Data Modeler: Initial Screen, select Entity type. Enter the name of an entity type and choose Display or Change. The definition of the entity type appears.

Choose Utilities ® Graphics to branch to the graphics. The entity type is then displayed in the display area of the graphics window.

From the Object Browser of the ABAP Workbench

In the initial screen of the SAP system, select Tools ® ABAP Workbench.

From the Object Browser of the ABAP Workbench you can access the definition screen for a data model or the hierarchy list. From there, you can call the graphical display with the Graphics function. When you access the graphics from the Object Browser, they are displayed initially in display mode.

From the ABAP Repository Information System

In the initial screen of the SAP system select Tools ® ABAP Workbench.

In the ABAP Workbench select Overview ® Repository Infosys.

Using the ABAP Repository Information System you can search for data models or entity types. A list of data models or entity types is displayed. Select the data models or entity types you require from the list followed by the function Utilities ® Graphics. Wait until the graphic has been fully generated. The selected data models or entity types are displayed in the graphic.