When you right-click a segment in the Metadata canvas, a shortcut menu appears. This menu is available from the Field View and Segment View tabs.
The following options are available:
Opens a pane showing the properties of the selected segment.
Enables you to insert one of the following:
Adds a reference pointer from the current synonym to an existing synonym. The selection list will show candidate synonyms. If you subsequently make changes to the source synonym, reopening the current synonym will reflect those changes.
Creates Dimension View or Business View folders.
Adds a static copy of an existing synonym to the current synonym. If you subsequently make changes to the source synonym, the current synonym will not reflect those changes.
Enables you to create and add a new synonym to the current synonym through the Create Synonym tool.
Inserts a synonym that must be coded manually.
Inserts a general column to the segment.
Inserts a virtual or defined column to the segment.
Inserts a filter to the segment.
Inserts a calculated value to the file.
Inserts a group column to the segment.
Inserts a variable name that can be used for a Synonym/Access File parameter.
Provides the characteristics of the data for a segment.
Data Profiling is available from the right-click shortcut menu for all columns in the Master File hierarchy tree.
Displays sample data in the workspace for the selected segment or synonym.
Note: Sample data is a great way to test the synonym for field data and to view the type of records returned. This can assist when performing Joins, testing connectivity to data sources, and so on.
Displays sample data for the selected segment joined to the parent segment. This option is only available when a child segment is selected in a multisegment synonym.
Deletes the segment.
Enables you to rename the segment.
Opens the Join Editor so that you can specify how the selected segment is joined to the parent segment. This option is only available when a child segment is selected in a multisegment synonym.