Viewing and Editing Properties of Models and Model Elements

The @productnameonl@ Eclipse workbench provides a property page for models and each model element. A property page contains properties, which can be viewed or edited. General Properties are provided for each model or model element along with element specific properties.

Opening the Property Page

To open a property page of a model element you have different options:

  1. Simply double-click the element symbol in the diagram
  2. Simply double-click the model or model element entry in the outline view
  3. Right-click the model element in the diagram and select Properties

    Model Properties
    Figure: Open the Model Properties Page

  4. Right-click the model or model element in the outline view and select Properties

    Model Properties
    Figure: Open the Model Properties Page

General Properties

The following general properties are provided for models and model elements, besides element specific properties:

Model or Element OID

A Model OID or Element OID field displays the automatically generated internal object identifier. These fields are not editable.


The ID field displays the unique identifier of a model or model element. For details and restrictions on identifiers, please refer to chapter Model Element Identifiers of the Key Concepts.

This field is editable in case the Enable Auto Id Generation option is disabled in the Preferences view.

Automatic Id generation

By default, an option is set for automatic Id generation. If you type in the name for your model or element, the Id is generated automatically by using its name. To build the Id, the spaces of the name are left out. All non-supported characters are replaced by an underscore.

If you like to disable automatic Id generation, disable the option Enable Auto Id Generation in the Preferences. Please refer to section Enable Auto Id Generation of chapter Setting Process Manager Preferences for details on this option.


The name you enter in the Name field of a model element might appear in references of UI sections as well as in Infinity Portal tables, depending on the element type.


In the Internationalization part you can set a locale specific name for the activity, as described in detail in chapter Native Language Support.

Internationalization of a Model Element
Figure: Internationalization of a Model Element