Diagrams Form

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The diagrams form contains the core information and XML stream of the diagram itself.

A – Process Flow showing the Diagrams workflow stage. ‘In Design’ is the initial stage and set automatically once a diagram is created.  

B – The Category of the Diagram. Use the category to distinguish different diagram types and group them to find them quickly. The categories are a choice field and get be changed by the ServiceNow admin. ‘Draft’ is the default category set automatically once a diagram is created. 

C – Diagram Name (mandatory field). 

D – Description field of the diagram.

E – Preview image of the Diagram created once the Diagram is saved. Please note that the image is not created using Internet Explorer.   >> New in Version 3.0  

F – UI Action to initiate the approval workflow. See Approval Workflow for further details.

G – Private field (true/false). If true, the diagram is hidden for other users. If false, the diagram can be seen for all users (within the same domain, if domain separation is activated).

H – Checkout field (true/false). If true, the diagram is checked-out and can’t be edited by another user by maximum 2 hours.

I – Blueprint indicates the state of diagram e.g. as-is, to-be. The blueprint choice list can be extended and adapted by the ServiceNow admin. 

J – It is possible to relate the diagram with an element (CMDB_CI). Go to the related element and add the Designer Diagrams related list to see the associated diagrams with the CI. This will help you to get an overview about all the diagrams created for a specific CI. 

K – Contributors list. Edit access rights can be limited to selected users. See Contributor & Consumer Matrix for details.   >> New in Version 4.0  

L – Consumers list. Read access rights can be limited to selected group members. See Contributor & Consumer Matrix for details.   >> New in Version 4.1  

M – Collaboration section to post comments.

N – Audit trail section which shows the changes performed on the diagram with timestamp and user name.

O – Related list of the elements table (x_inpgh_des_elements) contains all committed and not committed elements which are part of the diagram. Please note, that elements not assigned to a table will not show up here. 

P – Related list of the relationship table (x_inpgh_des_relationships) contains all committed and not committed relationships which are part of the diagram. Please note, that relationships not assigned to a type will not show up here. 

Q – Commit button to create not committed (future state) elements and relationships manually (Requires the Designer.Commit role). Our recommendation is to add additional business logic to the approval workflow and trigger required workflows e.g. server provisioning process to support transformation & change end-to-end through diagrams and designs.

DOMAIN SEPARATION – The diagrams table supports domain separation. Each diagram can be assigned to a domain, where it will be only visible for the domain and sub-domain members. Diagrams assigned to the global domain will be visible to all users in all domains. Please enable plugin Domain Support – Domain Extensions Installer (com.glide.domain.msp_extensions.installer).