Changing Data Dictionary Object Bindings and Values

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The bindings of data dictionary objects can be overridden in the data model object editor. For example, you have created a security property and applied it to an entity. Unbinding the security property from an attribute of that entity or changing the value of the security property can be accomplished through the Security Information tab of the Attribute Editor.

  • In order to bind an data dictionary object to a database object, that specific object or class to which the object belongs, must have been bound to the data dictionary object in the data dictionary object editor.
  1. In the Data Model Explorer, right-click the data model object, and then click Edit.
  2. In the editor, click the relevant tab, as described in the table below.

To change bindings of this type

Use this tab in the database object editor


Attachment Bindings

Data Security Information

Security Information




Rule/Constraint or Constraints

Reference Values

Reference Values

Naming Standards Templates

Naming standards

User Datatypes




  • You can also bind Attachments to an entire diagram. You can change the diagram bindings on the Diagram Properties dialog. Choose File > Diagram Properties.
  • Make your changes and then click OK to exit the editor.


  • You can override the value of an attachment by double-clicking the value of the attachment in the grid, which brings up the Value Override Editor.
  • When you create a report, you can choose to include details of bound attachments for the objects selected to described in the report. For more information, see Generating RTF and HTML Model Reports.

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