Enable annotations for model elements

Annotations are notes or comments that a modeler or business analyst adds to an element of a model. For example, an annotation that you might add to a dimension can describe any special characteristics of that dimension, such as a date range for which the dimension should be used, notes about performance, or other notes that might be useful at some point in the future.

By default, PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler enables annotations for model elements by automatically configuring the Annotations model property when you create a model. In addition, you can enable or disable the Annotations property for a particular model by configuring the Annotations property. To learn how to do this, see Add, delete, or modify a model property.

Important:  After a model is deployed, and after you disable annotations for that model, you cannot add, delete, or edit dimensions for that model. Therefore, do not disable annotations until you are sure that you will not make any more changes to the model dimensions. If you need to make changes after you disable annotations, you must rebuild the model with annotations enabled.

What do you want to do?

Enable annotations for a model

Disable annotations for a model

Enable annotations for a model

  1. In the Workspace Browser pane, click Models, and then click the name of the model that you want to open.

  2. Click the Model Properties tab. Then, in the Model Tasks pane, click Check Out.

  3. In the Model Properties table, right-click the Enable annotations property row, and then click Edit Model Property on the shortcut menu. The Edit Model Property dialog box opens.

  4. In the Value list, click True.

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Disable annotations for a model

  1. In the Workspace Browser pane, click Models, and then click the name of the model that you want to open.

  2. Click the Model Properties tab. Then, in the Model Tasks pane, click Check Out.

  3. In the Model Properties table, right-click the Enable annotations property row, and then click Edit Model Property on the shortcut menu. The Edit Model Property dialog box opens.

  4. In the Value drop-down list, click False.

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