Creating Custom Composite Relationships

A composite relationship defines the indirect interaction of two objects. If a job runs a program entry point that belongs to a program, for example, the relationship between the job and program is said to be composite: defined by the chain of relationships between the job and program.

You can use the default composite relationships provided with the system, or use the Scope Editor to create custom composite relationships. Custom composite relationships are available to all users of the workspace.

Note: Custom composite relationships are not copied or exported when a scope is copied or exported.
  1. In the Scope Editor, choose File > New Relationship.
  2. The New Relationship Wizard opens. In the Enter Relationship Name field, enter the name of the composite relationship, then select the object you want to appear on the left side of the relationship chain in the Select First Entity pane. Click Next.
  3. In the Select relationship pane, select the relationship you want to appear next in the relationship chain. Click Next.
  4. Repeat the preceding step for each relationship you want to include in the chain. When you are satisfied with your choices, click Finish. The New Relationship Wizard closes and the new composite relationship is added to the Scope Editor window.