Business Studio Terms


Description of a set of domain objects that have the same semantics and properties. We have selected the following main classes:

  • Classes of Independent Objects;
  • Relationships;
  • List Rows;
  • Structures.


A connection between a source and a target domain object. Business Studio differs the following relationship types:

  • Binary relation is a relation between two objects.
  • SADT arrow is a directional connection between any number of source and target activities.

List Rows

Classes used to implement one-to-many relationships. The sub-classes of the List Rows class describe models of objects that act as "many" in the system.


These classes describe property sets related by some attribute. The classes make it possible to:

  • provide access to the set of related properties in the Business Studio interface through one input field;
  • specify one and the same property set for different object classes.

Technically, these classes are created in the List Rows class, because they’ve got the similar object storing mechanism, but implement the one-to-one relationship.


A number of objects of the same class stored in a database. Repositories can be:

  • Hierarchical – objects in these repositories can be additionally grouped by folders.
  • Linear – no further grouping is possible for objects of these repositories.

Root Object

A default object in a repository. Defines the folder used to store all repository objects.

Object Model

A window used to view classes and properties.

Element Names in the Hierarchy


Any element that is higher in the hierarchy than the current one.


All elements that are higher in the hierarchy than the current one.


All elements that are lower in the hierarchy than the current one.


The first-level ancestor of the current element.


The first-level descendant of the current element.


The first-level descendants of the current element.

Sister elements

A number of two or more elements that have the same parent.

Root element

The ancestor of all elements. This is the only element in the hierarchy that has no parent.

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