Label expressions are not supported for data-object

Started by rheward, March 09, 2023, 15:38:04 PM

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I'd like to create an object, add a property, then set its Label Expression. It's the Label Expression that fails..

Create a data-object called Bill and add a property called "AltName", value Fred.

var obj = $(".Bill").first();
obj.labelExpression = "Joe";
//obj.labelExpression = "${property:AltName}";

I'm getting:

javax.script.ScriptException: com.archimatetool.script.ArchiScriptException: Label expressions are not supported for data-object: Bill

I think I'm referencing the wrong kind of object?  :-[

If I do in a loop, it's fine (but I want to do it for the new one I've just created.

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Phil Beauvoir

Hi, label expressions can only be set on visual objects in a View, not concepts. Your first example is returning a concept.
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Ah, of course. Makes sense now. I was trying to default it for when it does become a visual object.