Dependency Views map menus and controls

Dependency Views maps contain the following menus and controls.

Map options

The following options are available across the top of the map.

Menu icon Menu to save, load and export views of the map.
<Root CI> Next to the menu icon is the name of the current root node (CI) of the map.
Search for CI Enter the name of a CI or a business service to load into the map. Alternatively, you can start typing to have the auto-complete feature present a list of CIs and businesses service that match your partial value.
Vertical Display the map in vertical view.
Horizontal Display the map in horizontal view.
Radial Display the map in radial view.
Force Centers the elements around the parent CI, regardless of upstream or downstream relationships.
Group Groups the elements according to their CI type.
Details Displays related lists such as Problems, Changes and Related Business Services that are associated with the selected CI. If the Event Management plugin is active, then events and alerts are also displayed.
Filters View and create filters for the map.
Navigation tools Use the navigation tools to increase or decrease the view of the map, rearrange the icons on the map, and move the map on the page.
  • Use the plus sign (+) to increase magnification of the map.
  • Use the minus sign (-) to decrease magnification of the map.
  • Click the center dot to center the map on the page.
  • Use the direction arrows to move the page in that direction.
  • Use the selection tool under the navigation tool to toggle between moving the entire map or moving one CI on the map.

Map menu

The following options are available if you right-click the map background.

Run Layout Redraws the map with the current layout option.
Fit To Screen Resizes the map to fit all the nodes in the map window.
Reset Filters Performs the same action as the Filters > Reset option.

Node menu

The following options are available if you right-click a node.

View Form Displays the CMDB record of the selected CI in a new tab of the browser.
View Map Reloads the map using the selected CI as the new root node, with the currently defined layout setting. This option does not display on the root node.
View Related Tasks Displays all tasks or outages associated with the selected CI, including incidents, problems, change requests, and follow-on tasks. This option is always available, even if there are no tasks associated with the CI. This option does not appear on collapsed nodes.
View Affected CIs Shows a list of all tasks that have the CI listed as an Affected CI. This option is only visible when you access the map from the map icon in a task record's Configuration item field.
View Related Outages Displays all outages involving the selected CI. This option only appears when there is an outage associated with the CI. This option does not appear on collapsed nodes.
Add Relationship This option displays a dotted green line that you can drag to another CI to create a relationship link. A popup dialog allows you to define the relationship type.
Expand Displays all CIs and components within a clustered node, a collapsed node, or logical groups (visual nodes that appear when glide.bsm.too_many_children is reached). This option appears only if the node is a collapsed or cluster node.

The number of additional icons to display is bound by the value of the glide.bsm.max_nodes property.

Collapse Collapses all CIs and components within a cluster node or a collapsed node back to a single node. It does not collapse logical groups that were expanded. This option only appears if the node has been expanded using the Expand menu item.
Run Layout From Here This option re-runs the chosen layout using the current node. Use this option to get a new or clearer view on the same map.
Load More Starting at the selected icon, loads the next level of the map, past the setting of Max Levels.

The number of additional icons to display is bound by the value of the glide.bsm.max_nodes property.

Relationship menu

The following options are available if you right-click a relationship link.

View Relationship Form Opens the CI Relationship form. You can modify the Parent, Type, and Child of the relationship from this form.
Modify Relationship Searches for and selects a new relationship for this link.
Delete Relationship Deletes a relationship. The relationship is deleted after prompting for confirmation.