1. Modeling
  2. Dimensions
  3. Numbered lists
  4. Create display names for numbered lists

Model builders can use display names to identify list items in numbered lists. Create list properties with Text or List formats to set up display names in a numbered list.

Create or convert any numbered lists you might need in General Lists in the model settings bar.

For example, you can create display names for two employees with the same name in a numbered list. The display names are identical but contain unique identifiers.

Unique identifierDisplay name
#1Sheila Peters
#2Eric Jones
#3Eric Jones

Note: If you duplicate a display name in your numbered list, its unique identifier also appears in Tree View. For example, Eric Jones #2 and Eric Jones #3.

Create list properties for display names

To create a display name list property:

  1. Select General Lists in the model settings bar.
  2. Select a list, then select Open.
  3. Select Properties > Insert.
  4. Type a name for the list property. For example, Display name.
  5. Select OK.

The list property appears as an additional column in Grid View.

Add display names to numbered list items

Before you add display names to list items, you must define the list property for your list in the Display Name Property column in General Lists . This ensures that your display names appear for each list item.

To add a display name to numbered list items:

  1. Select General Lists in the model settings bar.
  2. Select a list, then select Open.
  3. Select Grid View.
  4. Type a display name for the list item in the Display name column.