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8.3.9 Abstraction Notes

The notes facility for abstraction exists merely as a documentation tool for use when constructing a data model. Unlike element notes, which are transformed into field help text when the element is built, abstraction notes are not carried through from the model to the repository.

To maintain an abstraction's notes, select the abstraction's shape on the diagram and:

The Maintain Entity Notes dialog is displayed:

The standard LANSA special help text characters may be used in the notes. For example, you can display help text underlined, highlighted, etc.

Once the notes have been maintained, press the OK button to update them. If you do not wish the notes to be updated, press the Cancel button.

On the model diagram, an asterisk (*) will appear after the abstraction name if it has notes attached.