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BOMLink | Alias Manager

This allows you to manage multiple entity types in a database from a single location. You can assign an alias identifier to each entity type instead of managing each entity type separately in the workflow of rules. 

Managing multiple wall types into a group of external and internal walls, is an example of an alias list. During the creation of rules, mapping to indiviudal wall codes, is replaced with mapping to the alias external or internal.

The location of created aliases will be stored in the hsbCompany folder\Aliases.

Access the alias manager by selecting the button in BomLink.

NewCreate a new alias set name.
RenameRename the alias set name.
DeleteDelete the alias set name.
AddCreate an alias type. From is the entity item to be mapped and To is the alias set to map the item.
EditModify the alias set.
DeleteDelete the alias set.

Example of using an Alias in a rule

Situation: Create a rule that will pick up a set of wall types that are all external.

Task: Assumed an alias set called WallTypes is created with external wall types identified. Create a rule and add filter expression.

Step 1: In the filter expression of rule add Alias(Code, ‘WallTypes’)=’External’ and this will filter out all walltypes meeting the alias set criteria.

Updated on 31/12/2021

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