You can add a node as a sibling or child of an existing node. You can also copy a node to create a new node under the same parent as the selected node. Properties are copied to the new node and can be changed if needed. To create a single instance of a node use the Copy option. If you want to create a node under all parents that share the node in the viewpoint, use the Model After option.
The Model After option can only be used to copy a shared node.
To add additional top nodes to a view, see Adding a Top Node.
Some considerations for adding nodes to a hierarchy:
You can add a node to a viewpoint if Add is an allowed action for the node type.
Be aware that the request item count increases by two when you add a node to a hierarchy viewpoint. This is because there's one action to add the node and one action to insert the node into the hierarchy.
You can't add orphan nodes to a hierarchy viewpoint but you can insert the node into the viewpoint. An orphan node is created when the node's parent is deleted. To add an orphan node, you can create a list viewpoint that includes the node type and then insert the orphan node into the desired hierarchy.
To add a node to a hierarchy:
Do one of the following:
- Open the view that you want to make changes to and then either open a draft request or create a new request.
From Requests, open a draft request. This opens the view, viewpoint, and the request.
- Select a hierarchy viewpoint to work with.
- Find and select a node, click to the right of the node name to launch the context menu, and then select an
Add Child: To create a new node as a child of the selected node.
Add Sibling: To create a new node as a sibling of the selected node.
Copy: To create a new node by copying the selected node and inserting the node under the same parent.
Model After: To create new nodes by copying the selected node and inserting the node under all parents of the selected node in the current or related viewpoints. See Adding a Node by Modeling After an Existing Node.
Note:Menu options are available depending on the configuration of the node that you select. For example, if you select a bottom level node that does not allow children, the Add Child option is not available. If you select the top node, then Add Sibling is not available.
- If more than one node type is available, select a node type for the new node; otherwise, go to the next step.
A new node is added with a default name, for example Copy of 101.
- Modify the name for the new node and update node properties.
- Continue to make changes, or click Done to close the request.