Identifying missing relationships (orphan items)

An orphan is a child entity item that is not related to any parent entity item. The presence of orphans can compromise the accuracy of reports and should therefore be identified and removed by assigning them to a parent.

Go to the Relationships window then click the Scan button to launch a function that analyses all childàparent relationships and highlights in red entities where a missing relationships is found.

To identify orphan items, select Residual from the Access mode drop-down list then click on the entities highlighted by the scan function. The orphan items are listed in analytical mode. You can assign a parent by clicking on an orphan item.


Using the Default access mode you can select a parent item for all orphans of an entity (refer to Assigning a relationships to all orphan items).