Identifying missing relationships (orphan items)

An orphan is an item of a child entity that is not related to any item from a parent entity. 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).