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Sharing only a selected subject area

Gordon Wong 4 years ago updated by Michał Kołodziejski 4 years ago 3
Is there a way to print or share only a single subject area of a larger model? If we have a single model for our entire enterprise data warehouse, how do I share only, for example, the 'Marketing' subject area
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There's no way to share (in the same sense as model share in Vertabelo) only a part of the model.

However, you can do one of the following:
- select a subject area and click a PNG icon - this will generate an image with all objects (tables, references, ...) in that subject area only
- select subject area and all objects inside, ctrl+c to copy them, then create a new model and ctrl+v to paste. You can then share this new model with a copy of the original subject area. However, this copy will not change if you make any changes to the original model (and vice-versa)

Does this solve your case?
its an ok workaround. Here at Fitbit, one of the main value propositions of Vertabelo is being able to share the model easily via links. We embed them in our documentation wiki. The other being value prop is the notion of being able to put our entire enterprise data warehouse in a single model and use subject areas for comprehension. However, in a year, there will be 200 to 300 tables in that model. Links to subject areas would allow us to embed those in the wiki and have them update automatically as the architect updates the model. Needing to generate pngs and remembering to update the wiki manual takes most the value away from that proposition
OK, maybe this would help in case of embedding diagrams. When you embed a model using public link, you can choose what part should be visible. Take a look at our blog posts, for example:

http://www.vertabelo.com/blog/technical-articles/making-a-more-advanced-online-discussion-forum

Those models are embedded as iframes:
<iframe width="735px" height="450px" frameborder="1" src="https://my.vertabelo.com/v/UaBKLOhPzNr6qBY31Dw32DbuTLt86dFcQvPkh2mk9K2EkLcUrd5pjZ88eTZkHaF1?x=3574&y=3870&zoom=0.85">
</iframe>
Setting appropriate iframe attributes "width" and "height" together with URL parameters "x", "y" and "zoom" makes it possible to view a part of model you want. Unfortunatelly, those values must be provided manually.

This also is a kind of workaround, but probably much better than cloning a part of a model.