Creating i2 Analyze entities

i2 Analyze entities store their important information in records. To create entities that contain records, drag your selection from the Information Store palette and enter property values in the Record Inspector.

In a chart, the first time that you connect to the Information Store, a new palette is created that contains all of the types in your Information Store.

When you create an i2 Analyze entity, that item contains an i2 Analyze record. You can enter values for some or all of the record properties, and you must enter values for mandatory properties. You can

  1. Ensure that the Information Store palette is displayed. This palette contains the entity types that correspond to the types in your Information Store.

    If the Insert from Palette pane is not visible, click the Home tab, and then click Insert from Palette. If there is more than one palette, you can select the Information Store palette from the palettes list at the top of the entity section of the pane.

  2. Optional: To create an entity that has a representation other than icon, select the representation at the top of the Insert from Palette pane.
    Note: You cannot create an i2 Analyze entity with the OLE Object entity representation.
  3. Drag the entity type that you want to create from the palette onto the chart.
    The Record Inspector displays the record that you created. The property types that are initially displayed correspond to the following property types from the Information Store:
    • Properties whose values are used in the record label
    • Mandatory properties
  4. Enter values on the Properties page of the Record Inspector.
    You can enter values for properties that are not listed by using the plus button on the Properties page. As you create further entities, the Record Inspector remembers which properties you typically use.
  5. Optional: To create a duplicate entity, select the target entity on the chart. On the Ribbon menu, click Copy > Duplicate, from the Home tab or right-click on the selected entity and choose Duplicate from the screen menu.

When you save your chart, the i2 Analyze entity that you created is saved.

When you are ready to share information, you can upload the records that you create to the Information Store.