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How to overview basic and extended attributes

Im trying to understand if there is any good way to get an overview of the basic or extended attributes. Say for example that I want to see all the processes where one role is responsible, all processes that have X at output etc.

Is there any function to get this kind of overview? Either by exporting or in Bizagi

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Dear Christoffer,

Thank you for letting us know your comments and questions. As of yet, the option we have available to do what you are asking is to export the diagram to an Excel file to have a summary of the attributes associated to the elements in the diagrams. The development team is also working on a reports module, which is more align to what you are requesting, and we are planning to finish the implementation by next year (and will be available to our Enterprise clients).

We hope this answer met your request at some level. If there are more questions you would like to ask, please feel free to create a new topic.

Best regards,

Laura G

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I have tried to export to excel but face challenges when I have multiple input to the same attribute. Say for example that I have one attribute called Contributors. For process 1 is Sales a contributor, process 2 Logistics and in process 3 Sales and Logistics. When I export this to Excel will I see all the contributors in the same cell which means its hard to filter for "your" own.

What will be in the cell of Contributors when exporting to Excel:

Process 1: "Sales"

Process 2: "Logistics"

Process 3: "Sales Logistics"

To find Logistics do I first need to find where Logistics is the only contributor but then also all other setups where Logistics is a contributor but that might start with Sales so I need to review the full list of filter possibilities. That's of course not a problem in this small example but when handling large number of processes and input per attribute have this proven to be a big challenge.

But just to confirm, to export to Excel is currently the only option and if I want to single out values from the attribute do I need to find a good way in Excel to break out every input to the attributes field?

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Dear Christoffer,

I understand the concern and the problems present in what this feature can currently offer. When exporting to Excel, each diagram goes to a different tab and its difficult to search all at once. Unfortunately, yes, this is currently the only option we can offer in terms of reports, filters, and statistics on a bpmn model.

Another option to search on models would be to export the model to a pdf or Word file, which will have all diagrams in one file and then it is possible to search for a word and look at all the results (though it won't help from a reporting point of view).

We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences this limitations may cause you, and we hope that you find a way that serves you well.

Best regards,

Laura G