The table below shows the different styles and their properties.
|#||Presentation Style||Name / Icon colour||Example||Introduced in...|
Group Addresses should be structured according to their intended functionality and not functions be forced into the structure or style of the Group Addresses. The style used is only a "form of representation" of a Group Address in ETS. It only serves to provide a better overview, for example, to be able to sort the Group Addresses according to their actual functionality.
The Group Address style is set in the Project settings separately for each individual project. When switching styles, the selected (and possibly open) project will be closed so that the necessary changes can be made. After that, the project must be reopened by the user.
|Source Style||Destination Style||Comment|
|Free-Level||2-Level||X No automatic mapping of source style to target style is possible and it is not possible to switch from the Group Address style free-level to 2-level or 3-level. For example, this means that it is not possible to switch from a 7-level style to a 3-level style because the 3-level style cannot process the four remaining user-specific descriptions and these would therefore be lost (theoretical case, that the free-level style has 3/2 levels is only an academic argument).|
* The 2/3 level styles are only a subset of the free-level style.
The table below shows the Group Address icons and their corresponding levels.
|Group Range (in the Free-Level Group Address style)|
|Main Group (2/3-Level Group Address style)|
|Middle Group (3-Level Group Address style)|
|Sub Group or Group Address|
- In ETS3, the 2/3-Level styles dealt strictly with the appearance. In a two-level style, all Group Addresses were put together in a main group and then displayed. The internal Group Address data were not changed in the process, therefore the middle groups (Middle Group) continued to exist here, although they were not visible. Consequently, when an ETS3 project is imported into ETS4 (or later), it is not known which Group Address Style went into the ETS3 export. In light of this, all ETS3 projects are converted to 3-level, and displayed accordingly.
- As of ETS4, the level configuration of the Group Address style is also mapped in the data (in contrast to ETS3). This means that a 2-level project does not generate an invisible middle group. Instead, a Group Address is located directly beneath the main group.
- As of ETS4, when you move over a Group Address with the mouse in the tree view of a free-level Group Address style, the converted 2/3-level Group Address address is displayed as a tooltip.