Is it possible to insert object from One structure to another via BDM in 800xA?

I want to insert some objects from COntrol structure to Functional structure. Is it possible to do it via BDM in 800xA?

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asked 1 year ago



These are the steps I followed:


I used an Alarm Analysis object which has many references:



We have only one instance of the object and one functional structure aspect:




After Drag and Dropping the functional structure aspect onto the first line and the Alarm Analysis object onto the second one, we get:



To insert the object into another one, I place the pointer in the same object and click on "Save all". Object ID and Source don't change:



The object gets inserted (check icon) and same data is kept:



Now the original object contains the reference to the inserted object. Two functional structures total:



I hope this helps


Oscar GomezTorres   

answered 1 year ago


By Santhanam on 7/12/2016 | Like (0) | Report

Hi Oscar,

Thanks for your reply. Here you have tried inserting from FS to FS. I tried inserting from CS to FS earlier using same method. Instead of inserting object it created duplicates.


By Oscar GomezTorres on 7/13/2016 | Like (0) | Report

Hi Santhanam, same principle applies, just change the Basic Property value to: [DIRECT][Functional Structure]Root.YourObjectName


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