With the release of the new version of the Relationships view (and soon of the Dependency Map), we would like to provide you with a best practice to successfully replace all your existing slides with the latest version.

The old versions of the views will be removed in the next couple of months. Therefore, we recommend migrating existing data without delay.

The new version of the Relationships view enables you to handle larger datasets maintaining good performance, and a cleaner view for easier visualization of the relationships. You can learn all about the new version in the Relationships knowledge base article. The Dependency Map article will be updated soon after the new version is released.

Below you will find a step-by-step guide.

Short summary:

  • See the presentations that contain slides that need to be migrated by clicking on Preferences > ‘Migration checklist’ (available to admin users only).
  • Have the ‘two-column’ view open.
  • Remember to click “replace current slide” when you have found the correct view.
  • Setting the right degrees is most commonly the biggest difference.
  • Sometimes you need to add “is parent of”-references, other times you need to remove them.
  • Grouping only groups references that are included in the view, so sometimes you need to increase the slider (this includes parent all).

Find your Presentations which include the Relationships or the Dependency view as a slide.

  • From the left bar find the Preferences icon and select > Migration checklist (available to admin users only).
  • Navigate to the ‘Relationships view’ or ‘Dependency view’ tab. Here you will find a list of all your presentations that include Relationships or Dependency slides.
Ardoq relationships
  • Open the relevant presentation in edit mode, and select one of the slides with the Relationships or Dependency Maps thumbnails.
Ardoq presentation

Open the appropriate views:

  • Click the "Two Column View" icon that lives on the right side of the views
Ardoq views
  • Open the old version of the Relationships view and Dependency Map on the RIGHT Column and the new versions on the LEFT. You can do so by selecting ‘More’ in each column > ‘Manage views’.

This is critical to replace the slide, as it won't work if they're opened in a different order. They will likely look different but do not change your context, we will modify the view next.

Ardoq's Relationships view- Enterprise Architecture
  • Close the Presentation slider without exiting the Presentation to give your screen space to work. This is done by clicking the "Play" icon on the top bar.

Modify the new version of the Relationships and Dependency maps to replicate the view you see (or improve if desired):

  • Notice the modifier options have changed. Refer to the Relationships article for a complete walk-through of all the functionality in the new version. The updated version of the Dependency Map article will follow shortly after the release.
  • Adjust them as necessary. No need to do so for your perspectives as they will be applied to the new versions.
Ardoq new version
  • Since filters are saved, we often find that it is beneficial to select all reference types (incoming and outgoing) to be included in the new versions. (Alternatively, you may want to remove filtered references and use the view modifiers for reference traversal to have more consistent, accurate, and granular control.)
  • The resulting view might not be exact. However, it will communicate the story we meant to tell. We find that in many cases you are able to replicate the view perfectly.
Ardoq's Relationships view- Enterprise Architecture
  • Close the old version by clicking the "X" on the right side of the view tabs.
Ardoq close column
  • Re-open the Presentation slider by clicking on the "Play" icon on the top right.
  • Hover over the slide to be replaced (do not click the slide as this will reset all your work).
  • Click "Replace Slide with Current View"
Ardoq replace slide

And Repeat!

Short summary:

  • See the presentations that contain slides that need to be migrated on the ‘Migration checklist’ tab in the ‘Edit organization’ pop-up by clicking on Preferences > ‘Migration checklist’ (available to admin users only).
  • Have the two-column view open.
  • Remember to click “replace current slide” when you have found the correct view.
  • Setting the right degrees is most commonly the biggest difference.
  • Sometimes you need to add “is parent of”-references, other times you need to remove them.
  • Grouping only groups references that are included in the view, so sometimes you need to increase the slider (this includes parent all).

If you still have questions or need more information, reach out to us from our website or using in-app chat.

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