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Confluence Connector - Show a single Diagram in a Model

BT 1 year ago updated by hannah gryska 2 months ago 11

I'm submitting an idea to enhance the Confluence Connector.  It would be great have a selection on the connector configuration page to limit the connector to show a single (selected diagram) or just diagrams in a selected subject area to be displayed.  This would help users just see the content you want them to view in the model on confluence pages vs having to navigate in the connector to find the diagram you want them to look at.  It would also support model documentation to be written around a current state diagram to provide buisness context, links to requriements, etc... for easy viewing by project teams the model supports.  

adding some additional insight into use cases.  As we look at Enterprise Models, the single model may contain larger subject areas like party, marketing, finance, sales, and others.  In each subject area there will be diagrams that define core models for that area, with some entities shared across subject areas (that's why we combine into a single model!)  When we post to confluence it would be great to have a marketing model confluence page that displays just the marketing subject area diagrams (current state diagrams via the connector) and then provide an overview of the model, links to supporting content, etc on the marketing confluence page.  With the current connector it would provide a view to the overall enterprise model and users would need to know how to navigate to the diagrams in the connetor view to find the marketing diagrams the page is describing.  We could satisfy this with screen prints or other way to capture a point in time view of the diagram, but that's a lot of un-necessary maintenance. 

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the confluence connector was a big reason why we licensed sqldbm - allowing the connector to let the user choose what diagram we can select to insert into the page, as opposed to only showing the latest saved revision, would be very beneficial. we want to have our main model and our subject areas, with a confluence page for each subject area

interested if there is any consideration around this feature request?

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As Janet stated above, the Confluence integration was a major factor for our selection of the enterprise license.

At the moment, the integration is not useful to us because it doesn't allow you to select a specific diagram to show. Even if the user navigates to a different subject area and diagram, the next time they come back to the Confluence page, it reverts to an arbitrary view.

We would like to be able to have living documentation pages in confluence that show an ERD and data dictionary for various areas maintained in SqlDBM.

Following up on this, and agree with Janet and Daniel.  We currently have a model that we work with that has 10+ subject areas with each subject area having 2-10 diagrams.  This create a problem for users to find a specific diagram in the enterprise model that we are describing on a confluence page.  Having the ability to view a single diagram is becoming more important, and our work around is printing diagrams to PNG and posting manually.  Doing this removes one of the main reasons why we purchased SQLdbm to get out of posting PDF's or Graphics and having to manually repost like traditional modeling tools.  

Under review

Thank you for the note, Bruce! We appreciate it and I have forwarded your comment to our Product team. These help us narrow down what is important to clients. 

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Hello all! Great news! We heard you loud and clear. Our Product team has added the ability to Pick-and-Choose single diagrams and single subject areas to showcase on Confluence. This is slated to be within the next release (approx. 1 week away)! We will alert you once released. Thank you again for all the great ideas. We certainly appreciate it; you help build the tool for the better - and we hope you keep them coming. 

Great news and Thx for picking this up.  Its a great way to enhance the confluence integration and really support sharing larger models with viewers via Confluence!!! 

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Hello all, thank you for your continued patience here and for your great ideas. This enhancement was released last week. You are now able to select a single subject area or diagram for Confluence. Thank you!!!

Thank you for the achievement.

Today, only SQLDBM admins can make this link with Confluence. 

As a sqldbm editor role, I would like to be able to make the link with Confluence, as not everyone can be admin of its sqldbm instance.

Thank you for presenting this idea. We will pass this along to our Product team!