For simplicity in our examples, we have encouraged you to create system diagrams by pre-selecting applications in Application Designer. You can also create
As you experiment with System Designer, you may at some point encounter the problem of an application being shown with a dashed red outline on a system diagram, which indicates that the definition of the application (required by the system) is missing. The most likely causes for you to check are as
The application has been removed from the application diagram.
The project for the application is unloaded or not part of the solution.
The application definition on the application diagram was
Just as you can launch the Settings and Constraints Editor from Application Designer and Logical Datacenter Designer, so can you launch it from System Designer. Right-click an application or endpoint and choose Settings and Constraints.
Remember that the settings and constraints in Application Designer and Logical Datacenter Designer are interrelated so that logical datacenter constraints apply to application settings, and application constraints apply to logical datacenter settings. System Designer settings and constraints
Figure 4-8 shows a subset of the settings that you will see if you selected the StockQuoteApp in System Designer while viewing the Settings and Constraints window. We have highlighted the LogonMethod setting, for demonstration only, to change it from the default value (ClearText) to one of the other possible values (Interactive, Batch, or Network).
That is possible only because the same setting in Application Designer was set to Overridable. To see what we mean, Figure 4-9 was created by selecting the StockQuoteApp in Application Designer while viewing the Settings and Constraints window. Notice the boxes checked in the Overridable column.
A system can contain multiple instances of a given application definition, with each instance having different settings. To test this out, you can open an existing system diagram and drag an item already shown on the diagram from the System View as a new instance. Open the Settings and Constraints Editor on the new instance, change a setting, and then
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