Relating objects

You can establish named relations between any Configuration Items, Tickets, Persons, Assets, Purchase Orders, Services, SLAs, Contracts, Library Items, and KB Articles and track the relations between these objects.

When establishing relations that you can track, you must choose the relation type. Each relation type has two names that describe how the two objects relate to each other. For example, a relation type can have the names "This printer is used by" and "This person uses this printer". You can sort, filter, and group records by relation name (for example, show the list of computers related to the same printer).

The list of object relation types is defined by your Alloy Navigator administrator.

To relate an object to another object:

  1. Open the object's record.

  2. Click the Related Objects tab, then do either of the following:

    • If you want to relate an object, which is currently open, click Add Relation on the Module menu, and select the object from the list.

    • If the object record is not currently open, click Add Relation > Select object from list on the Module menu, and select the object using the Select for Relation window (this window allows to use the "Search In" method described in Using the Advanced Search tool).

  3. Select the relation type from the drop-down list and click OK.

The selected object is added to the list on the Related Objects tab of the current record. At the same time, the current object is added to list on the Related Objects tab of the related object's record.