Aligned Elements Automation Tool

Run a Query

A query is a way to filter out Document Objects based on certain filter criteria. In Aligned Element you can add Queries, modify, copy and rename Queries and also delete them.

A query essentially consists of:

  • an input set of document objects

  • a number of filters

These two in combination yield an output set of Document Objects. Queries can be performed on current Document Objects from the master project and the linked projects. Objects from snapshots or of older revisions cannot be included in a Query.

A Query can only be performed on a Document Objects of the same Document Object type.

How to run a Query

In the Navigation Bar entry Query, select the type name for the Query. In the next view, the left side will display a list of available queries of the type name.

Selecting a query name will display the query definition of the query on the right side.

To run the selected query, click Run.

The result i.e. the Output Set, is displayed on the lower part of the screen.

Actions on the Query Output Set

Use the Action button to preform the following actions on the Output Set.

  • Generate Multiple...

  • Display Inconsistencies

  • Display Consistency Coverage

  • Display Chart

  • Set Snapshot

  • Generate Word Report

  • Generate Template based Word Report

  • Generate Excel Report

  • Export Document Objects

Export a Query

Select a Query and click Export to export the Query definition to an xml file. The xml can be used to import the query in other Projects.

The exported file contains the definition of the query, not the items in the input set or output set.

Import a Query

Click Import to select an exported Query xml definition file and import it. If necessary, adapt the Query input set after the import is completed.