One of the main new components promised in the “Resource Kit” was a Visio diagram of the data model. I’m pleased to announce the release of that data model diagram today in an updated Job Aids download package. The new Job Aids package now includes the following:
That completes the delivery of all the content that was promised in the “Resource Kit”. The Tools/Downloads page that was announced here will be coming later this week.
Here is a quick guide to the Model Visio diagram.
Here is a very small portion of the model which describes users:
Each class is represented by a box in the diagram. The bold name at the top indicates the ID of the class. Each of the items below the ID is a property of the class. The ID of the property is indicated followed by the data type of the property. If the property is a key property that will be indicated by the text ‘(key)’ being included in the ID.
Black thin lines which have an arrow head on them like those above indicate class inheritance where the arrow points from the child class to the parent class.
Classes which have their name highlighted in yellow like the above are the more commonly used classes. They are highlighted to make them easier to see.
The class boxes are color coded to make it easier to distinguish types of classes. This is the key:
Relationships are indicated by colored lines between classes. The relationship ID is shown next to the line. In some cases class or relationship type names are too long to be displayed neatly in the diagram and will be shortened (MS = Microsoft, SC = SystemCenter, SM = ServiceManager, CM = ConfigurationManager, and so on). Relationship types are color coded depending on their base type as follows:
If you see an ‘(a)’ in the ID of a class that means it is abstract.
There are two places in the model diagram where you will see relationship type properties called out like this:
A few other notes:
Excellent! Thanks! So did you use a 60" monitor to put that diagram together? Or maybe 2 of them side by side? :)
3 60" monitors + a custom built Kinect-accessible user interface. :)
Thanks for these!
The data model Visio would make a great printed poster to pass out to SCSM developers at events or to blog commenters (Hint, Hint) :)
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Any chance there is a "Visio Model Diagram" for SCSM 2012?
I am not seeing how to add relationships when trying to bind Active Directory user properties to a form. For example, if I add a relationship named "Affected User (AD)" and set reference to "Active Directory User" it doesn't actually let me set to reference the affected user, versus assigned to, etc. I want to bind the Affected User.UPN value to a field on the form. Ideas?