1. Home
  2. Knowledge Base
  3. Blueprint Designer
Blueprint Designer

Blueprint Designer

Get to know DCM Blueprint Designer in more detail.

Introduction to DCM Blueprint Designer

Blueprint Designer is a visual data modeling tool that information architects or system admins can use to create and maintain data model blueprints on ServiceNow.

Create a new Blueprint

Go to the DCM Home and select "Blueprint Designer" or click the Blueprint Designer link from the navigation menu to create......

Adding Classes (or tables) to Blueprint

Blueprints can include any tables from your ServiceNow instance.

Creating new Links

The Blueprint Designer can define links between any two classes (or containers) in the blueprint.

Blueprint Designer User Interface

Different UI Elements DCM Blueprint Designer consists of: A DCM blueprint consists of Blueprint containers and links are also known as Blueprint......

Field Setup and Field Conditions

Field-level conditions and audit For more information on how the Field Setup impacts the Data Compliance, read this article. This...

Audit Message Prioritization / Deviation Type Mapping

Audit Messages have Deviation Types and Audited Records have Deviation Levels. What these are and how they are used, is......

Duplicate Checking

When creating or updating a blueprint, a user can enable Duplicate checking for any container used in the blueprint. Duplicate......

Audit Direction

Audit Direction tells the audit runner how to crawl through the links in a particular blueprint. Audit always moves away......

Data Provider Configuration

When a blueprint version is being published, one can define "how to find the Data Provider" for the audited records.......

Blueprint Elements

When designing data models with Blueprint Designer, the designer will split the blueprint into "elements" that represent unique parts of......

Advanced Links

For more complex data modelling, advanced links provide means to define more dynamic and precise links between classes. Advanced links......

Blueprint Summary

In the end, blueprints can include quite a lot of details like selected classes and their relationships, field setups and......

Exporting and Importing Blueprints

Blueprints can include a lot of data recorded into different tables, but you can export the whole blueprint structure from the Blueprint Designer into a single XML file to be imported into another ServiceNow instance.

Deleting Classes and Links from Blueprints

Deleting items from blueprint canvas can be done in two different ways: By selecting and clicking the "Delete" key from......

Filter Conditions for Blueprint Containers

You can set the conditions for a blueprint container, sometimes also referred as "model conditions". The conditions are used by the......

Blueprint Version Management

DCM has automatic version management for blueprints, meaning that each time a new version of the same blueprint is created and published, the application will......

Blueprint Lifecycle

Blueprint Versions have different statuses that impact their usage and license compliance.

Data Consumer Configuration

According to the "Consumer - Owner - Provider" model, COP-model, Consumers are processes or actors that use the data for......

DCM Graphical Notation and Symbols

The Blueprint Designer and Content Planner makes use of various graphical notation and symbols in the diagram. The blueprint diagram......