Tutorial Aras Innovator : Foreign Properties

Posted on December 23, 2013

Last week I was working on Aras Innovator to build a presentation adapting the solution to our customer’s need. And I came to use Foreign properties and thought that it would be nice to show in a tutorial as it was very easy and quick to do. The aim of foreign properties is to show in a form properties that are belonging to another itemtypes connected through the itemtype property relationships. As shown in the following drawing, The project is pointing on a customer (relationship n to 1) using a property based relationship. On the project form, usually, what appears is the keyed name of the customer (in the tutorial it is equal to the name). But you sometimes want to add some elements either to show them in a form or to make queries based on these items without having encapsulated queries.

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The tutorial

So here is the quick tutorial. Let me know if you have other small topics of interest.

Yoann Maingon

Yoann Maingon is an Entrepreneur and a PLM enthousiast. He is our main blogger at Minerva as he has been publishing articles about General PLM concepts and Aras Innovator for more than three years.

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  • Sagar Makhesana

    Hello Yoann ,

    Nice Explanation. I have a quick question on Foreign Properties.
    How to Import Foreign Property ? As it gave me error message like ” Wrong format of the AML that contains tag .

    If I try to import same property by changing the data type it will allow me.

    note: The referenced Item is already there in target database.

    • Not sure to understand what you mean by “importing a foreign property”. You just need to fill the referenced item to get the foreign properties to be filled.

      • Sagar Makhesana

        Yoann ,

        its not about how to create the foreign property.

        Importing
        a Foreign property means i want to deploy a foreign property to some
        different database using aras import / export utility.

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