RadixWare Explorer User Guide/User Interface

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User Interface

RadixWare Desktop Explorer Appearance

The RadixWare Desktop Explorer application window looks as follows:

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The window title bar displays:

  • the connection name
  • the name of the user registered in the system
  • the name of the station registered in the system

The application menu is located under the title bar. The time in the server time zone is displayed in the right part of the menu.

The left part of the dialog box contains the explorer tree enabling to navigate through the tree items.

The right part of the dialog box displays the contents of the item selected in the navigation tree.

The lower part of the dialog box contains the status bar with the names of the current context.

The right low corner of the dialog box displays the trace icon (for details on tracing, refer to Trace).


Explorer Tree and Working Area

The explorer tree consists of the hierarchic list of items. To open / close the item, click the respective button to the left of the item name. The button appearance depends on the application style selected in the Options | Settings | Appearance Settings menu item.

The explorer tree includes the following items:

  • Branch. The working area displays either the dialog box of the branch or the empty page. This dialog box implements some specific system functions.
  • Selector. The upper part of the working area displays a selector of objects, the lower one displays an editor of the object selected in the selector.

Note.jpgThe selector of objects is the list of objects presented as a table or a tree depending on the context.

Note.jpgThe object in the RadixWare Desktop Explorer application represents the record of one or several database tables. The object has a header and specific properties.


Tab Panel

In the RadixWare Desktop Explorer application it is possible to open branches of the explorer tree as separate tabs located above the selector toolbar as follows:

  • Press Ctrl and left mouse button.
  • Press Scroll button.
  • Select the Open in New Tab item in the context menu.

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For convenience, the tabs can be pinned on the toolbar:

  • Using the Pin Tab command (next to the tab name)
  • Using the Pin Tab item on the tab context menu
  • Using the Open in New Pinned Tab item on the context menu of the tree branch.

The tab panel is hidden if only one tab is opened, but if this tab is pinned, the pane is not hidden.

The tab context menu contains the following items:

Command Function
Pin/Unpin Tab Pins/unpins the current tab
Close Tab Closes the current tab
Close Other Tabs Closes all tabs except for the current one
Close Unpinned Tabs Closes all unpinned tabs


The tree item is highlighted in color when the mouse cursor is hovering over it.

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The current row and cell in the selector are highlighted by a frame. To set the color of the frame, go to Options | Settings menu (refer to Application Appearance Settings). The column header that corresponds to the current cell is highlighted in bold.

The left part of table contains the column with cells enabling to insert the selected object into the explorer tree. To insert the required object, double click the left mouse button on the selected column cell. In RadixWare Desktop Explorer, for the current object in the tree-like selector, the respective cell will be highlighted.

When choosing the selector in the explorer tree, the working area looks as follows:

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  • Editor. The working area displays only the object editor.

note.jpgThe object editor enables the user to view / edit the object values.

The object editor can contain:

  • a set of values
  • a set of pages containing sets of values
  • an embedded selector with the list of sub-objects of the current object


To change the size of the explorer tree or the selector / editor, move the separator in a vertical or horizontal direction. Move the mouse pointer over the edge between the explorer tree and working area or the edge between the selector and editor until the pointer turns into a two-way arrow (a separator icon). Then, hold down the left mouse button and drag the separator.


To change the explorer tree position, go to the Options | Settings menu item (refer to Application Appearance Settings).


Menu and Toolbar

To perform the commands, the application uses:

  • Toolbar Buttons. The application has several toolbars with the buttons containing the control functions of the respective interface item.
  • Explorer Tree Toolbar. It is located in the upper part of the explorer tree. The buttons of this toolbar are duplicated by some Server and Tree menu items.
  • Selector Toolbar. It is located in the upper part of the selector, the buttons are duplicated by Selector menu items.
  • Editor Toolbar. In general case, it is located in the upper part of the editor. The buttons of this toolbar are duplicated by the Editor menu items.
  • Menu Items

Depending on the context, the application provides the facility to execute this or that operation by means of the toolbar buttons and menu items.

It is possible to change the position of the editor and selector toolbar from horizontal to vertical and vice versa. To perform it, hold down the left mouse button and drag the toolbar separator to the required place. The toolbar can be located along the perimeter of the interface element (selector / editor) the toolbar belongs to.


The table below describes the application menu items:

Menu Item

Menu Item Command

Icon of Command

Function

Server

Connect...

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Connects to the server

Disconnect

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Disconnects from the server

Change Password...

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Changes the user password

Trace

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Opens the Trace dialog box (refer to Trace)

Exit

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Exits the application

Tree

For the description, refer to Explorer Tree

Selector

For the description, refer to Object Selector

Editor

For the description, refer to Object Editor

Bookmarks

Create Bookmark

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Adds an object to bookmark

Hide Bookmark Panel/Show Bookmark Panel

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Hides/shows the bookmark panel

Go to...

-

Goes to the bookmark

Options

Settings...

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Application appearance settings
User extensions designer settings

Reset Settings

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Resets the current settings and uses the default settings

Connections Manager

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Manages connections (refer to Connections Setup)

Help

About

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RadixWare Desktop Explorer information message (refer to About Application)

To open the menu item quickly, use the following keys: ALT + letter. When pressing ALT, one letter in each of the menu names becomes underlined. Press an underlined letter to open the corresponding menu. Press the underlined letter in a menu item to choose that command.


Some user interface elements containing text information (for example, status bar, message dialog boxes, selector cells, certain types of data entry fields, certain types of editors) have the context menu that is used to manage the text data. The following table describes the context menu items:

Command

Function

Undo

Undoes the last executed action - CTRL+Z

Redo

Redoes the last undone action - CTRL+Y

Cut

Cuts the text selection, and puts it into the clipboard - CTRL+X

Copy

Copies the text selection to the clipboard - CTRL+C

Paste

Pastes the text from the clipboard - CTRL+V

Delete

Deletes the text selection

Select All

Selects all text - CTRL+A

Bookmark Panel
The bookmark panel is used to add/delete the explorer tree branches and objects to bookmarks. To add a branch to bookmark:

  • Click the Create Bookmark for Current Position button (Bookmark.jpg) on the toolbar.
  • Press hotkeys Ctrl + B.
  • Select the Add new bookmark item in the branch context menu.

To switch between bookmarks:

  • Press hotkeys Ctrl+<number>, where <number> is the number of bookmark to go to.
  • Select the required bookmark in the Bookmarks menu item.
  • Click the left mouse button on the required tab on the bookmark panel.

To delete a bookmark or all bookmarks from the panel, or to edit the bookmark name, use the respective command in the context menu of the bookmark.
It is possible to open the added bookmark in a new tab by selecting the Open in New Tab command in the context menu of the bookmark or pressing the Scroll mouse button.


RadixWare Web Explorer Appearance

The RadixWare Web Explorer application window looks as follows:

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The application menu is located in the upper part of the dialog box.

The left part of the dialog box contains the application explorer tree. The right part of the dialog box displays the working area (the editor and selector of an object).

Note.jpgIt is possible to display the user-defined content in the upper part of the RadixWare Web Explorer application dialog box, for example, the logo of customer company. For details, refer to RadixWare Web Presentation Server. Administrator Guide/Setting up Display of User Content.

In the RadixWare Web Explorer application, it is possible to open branches of the explorer tree as separate tabs located above the selector toolbar as follows:

  • Press Ctrl and left mouse button.
  • Press Scroll button.
  • Select the Open in New Tab item in the context menu


Explorer Tree

The explorer tree is used to navigate through the tree items displayed in the form of hierarchic list.

To perform an operation on the tree items, use the menu items and toolbar buttons.

The following table describes the Tree menu item and toolbar buttons of the explorer tree:

Menu Item Command

Command

Icon

Toolbar Button

Function

Close Child Objects in Tree / Close Object in Tree

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+

Closes an object that was opened in the tree

Close All in Tree

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-

Closes all editors that were opened in the tree

Go to Parent Branch

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-

Goes to one level up in the tree

Go to Current Item

Go to Current Item.jpg

-

Goes to the current item (whose content is displayed in the working area) of the explorer tree

Change Explorer Root

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-

Opens the dialog box for selecting an explorer root

Connect...

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+

Opens the dialog box for setting up application connection

Disconnect

Break connection.jpg

+

Breaks connection

Go Backward

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+

Goes to the previous item of the explorer tree. To view the last 10 items opened in the explorer tree, use the context menu of the button. To go to the required item, select it in the list.

Go Forward

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+

Goes to the next item of the explorer tree. The button becomes available if the item was previously opened by means of the Go Backward button. To view the items available in the explorer tree (maximum number is 10), use the context menu of the button. To go to the required item, select it in the list.

Some operations in the explorer tree can be performed by means of the hot keys:

Hot Keys

Function

Up

Moves up to the previous item of the explorer tree.

Down

Moves down to the next item of the explorer tree.

Left

Folds the items of the explorer tree (if any)

-(the "minus" key on the numeric keypad)

Identical to Left

Right

Expands the items of the explorer tree (if any)

+ (the "plus" key on the numeric keypad)

Identical to Right

*(the "asterisk" key on the numeric keypad)

Opens the folded items of the current item of the explorer tree (if any)

Page Up

Moves one page up in the explorer tree

Page Down

Moves one page down in the explorer tree

Home

Moves to the first item of the explorer tree

End

Moves to the last item of the explorer tree


The context menu of each tree branch contains the following items:

Command Function
Open in New Tab Opens the current branch in a separate tab (for details, refer to User Interface)
Open in New Pinned Tab Opens the current branch in a separate pinned tab (for details, refer to User Interface)
Add New Bookmark Adds the current branch to bookmarks (for details, refer to User Interface). The item is available only in the RadixWare Desktop Explorer


Object Selector

Selector Menu and Toolbar

To perform operations on the selector objects, use the menu items and toolbar buttons.

If the editor is not present under the object selector, the selector toolbar comprises the buttons of selector and editor toolbars (for the editor toolbar, refer to Object Editor).

The following table describes the Selector menu item and the respective buttons of the selector toolbar:

Menu Item Command

Command Icon In Menu Item or Toolbar Button

Toolbar Button In RadixWare Desktop Explorer

Toolbar Button In RadixWare Web Explorer

Function

Open in Tree

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+

+

Opens an object in explorer tree (for the operation details, refer to Opening Object in Explorer Tree)

Replace

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+

-

Replaces the object last opened in the explorer tree with the current one (for the operation details, refer to Opening Object in Explorer Tree)

First

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+

+

Goes to the first object

Previous

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+

+

Goes to the previous object

Next

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+

+

Goes to the next object

Last

view_17.jpg

+

+

Goes to the last object

Find...

view_18.jpg

+

+

Finds the object in the current column by the text being entered - CTRL+F

Find next

view_19.jpg

+

-

Goes to next search result - F3

Create "<Object name>"

create_entity_1.jpg

+

+

Creates a new object (for the operation details, refer to Creating Object) - CTRL+N. The command name changes depending on the context.

Delete All

view_27.jpg

+

+

Deletes all objects in the current selector

Refresh

view_23.jpg

+

+

Refreshes the selector contents

Copy All

view_25.jpg

+

+

Copies all objects to the clipboard

Duplicate

view_20.jpg

+

+

Creates a new object by copying all attributes of the current object

Paste...

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+

+

Pastes the object from the clipboard

Filter and Sorting Panel

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+

+

Opens / closes the filter and sorting panel

Export Selector Content in CSV Format Export Selector Content in XLSX Format

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+

+

Exports the selector objects and their properties to a file of the CSV and XLSX formats (for the operation details, refer to Exporting Selector Content).

Statistics

Statistics.jpg

+

+

Calculates the statistics by selector columns (for details, refer to Calculating Statistics).

-

array_entity_13.jpg

+

+

Opens the editor of the current object in the selector. It is possible to view / edit the object.

Additional buttons of the selector toolbar that are displayed if the editor of the current object is hidden

Delete

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+

+

Deletes the object. The command is not available in the multiple selection mode.

Copy

View 29.jpg

+

+

Copies the object to the clipboard - Ctrl+C. The command is not available in the multiple selection mode.

Apply Changes

View 35.jpg

+

+

Saves the object property changes to the database - Ctrl+S

Cancel Changes

View 30.jpg

+

+

Cancels the unsaved changes of the object properties

Some operations in the object selector can be performed by means of the hot keys:

Hot Keys

Function

Up

Moves one position up

Down

Moves one position down

Left

Folds the selector items (if the selector objects are displayed as a tree)

- (the "minus" key on the numeric keypad)

Identical to Left

Right

Expands the selector items (if the selector objects are displayed as a tree)

+ (the "plus" key on the numeric keypad)

Identical to Right

* (the "asterisk" key on the numeric keypad)

Opens the items of the current object (if the selector objects are displayed as a tree)

Page Up

Moves one page up in the list of selector objects

Page Down

Moves one page down in the list of selector objects

Home

Moves to the first row of the list of selector objects

End

Moves to the last row of the list of selector objects

F2

Enters the object attributes editing mode. The ESC key finishes editing and cancels the entered changes. The ENTER key finishes editing and applies the made changes.

Enter

Identical to F2

In RadixWare Web Explorer application, for some selector objects, it is possible to execute the command displayed as first button in the cell (in particular, opening the dialog box used to view/edit object) by double-clicking left mouse button in the cell. This facility is available for an object if there is any button (except for Clear one) in its selector cell, for example, the button used to view/edit token package in the selector.

If it is necessary to execute operations on several selector objects, use the Multiple selection mode.

Multiple Selection Mode.jpg

The multiple selection mode is enabled/disabled by using the elements located in the left part of the column header area in the selector:

  • Enable Multiple Selection Mode / Disable Multiple Selection Mode. After the multiple selection mode is enabled, set the flags next to the required objects.
  • Select All Objects / Clear Selection

The editor area displays the total number of selected objects.

The multiple selection mode can be used for the following operations:

  • Deleting the selected objects
  • Copying the selected objects
  • Duplicating the selected objects
  • Exporting the selected objects
  • Editing the array of values
  • etc.
Note.jpgIn the RadixWare Explorer application, it is possible to perform an operation on several objects in the tree-like selector using the multiple selection mode. At that, the operations of copying and duplicating the objects in the tree-like selector are available only for objects within one branch.


In the multiple selection mode, some operations in the object selector can be performed by means of the hot keys:

Hot Keys

Function

Shift

Selects several objects that follow each other. To select the required range of objects, press the left mouse button on the first and the last objects.

Ctrl

Cancels the selection of several objects following each other. To cancel the range selection, press the left mouse button on the first and the last objects.

Insert

Inverts the current object selection. If the current object has been already selected, cancels the selection, and vice versa.

Ctrl+A

Selects all objects in the selector.

Delete

Deletes the selected objects.

It is possible to delete all objects from the selector in the multiple selection mode even if some objects are not loaded in the selector yet. When deleting these objects, the system will ask for confirmation to continue the deletion operation.

Loading large number of selector objects can slow down the system performance. To avoid such situation, the system prompts the user to confirm the execution of the time-consuming operation:

  • When executing the search operation, the user is prompted to select one of the following actions after loading every 100 objects:
    • continue searching among the next 100 objects
    • search among all objects in the selector
    • cancel the search operation

The objects loaded before the operation execution are not considered.

The dialog box used to confirm the operation:

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  • When moving to the last object in the list, the user is prompted to select one of the following actions after loading every 1000 objects:
    • load the next 1000 objects
    • load all selector objects
    • stop loading objects

The objects loaded before the operation execution are not considered.

The dialog box used to confirm the operation:

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  • When moving to the object (after new object creation or when updating the selector contents), the user is prompted to select one of the following actions after loading every 300 objects:
    • continue searching for the required object among the next 300 objects
    • load all objects required to restore the previous position
    • cancel the operation of position restoring

The dialog box used to confirm the operation:

confirmdlg_position.jpg

  • When scrolling through the objects list, the following message is displayed after loading every 1000 objects:

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The objects loaded when opening the selector are not considered.

The counter of loaded objects is reset after the operation is executed in the selector object.

Main Actions in Selector

Main title: Main Actions in Selector

Modal Operation Mode

The RadixWare Explorer object selector operates in the following modes:

  • Modeless mode. The object selector is displayed as an application window pane.
  • Modal mode. The object selector is displayed as a modal dialog box.

The selector operation in both modes is similar.

Peculiarities of Selector Operation in Modal Mode

In the RadixWare Explorer, the modal mode is used when a user needs to select an object from the list of available objects in the selector. The data entry control element is the Select Object button (array_entity_8.jpg). Clicking the button opens the modal dialog box of the selector:

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The modal dialog box contains the list of objects, the Selector menu and toolbar with the selector and editor buttons (for the editor toolbar description, refer to Object Editor).


The modal dialog box of the selector contains the following buttons:

Button

Function

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Selects the current object and closes the modal dialog box.

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Cancels the unsaved changes and closes the modal dialog box.

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Exits the modal dialog box and clears the data entry field.

To change the modal dialog box width or height, grip the two-headed arrow by left-clicking and move it in horizontal or vertical direction. The two-headed arrow appears when hovering over the dialog box border.


Object Editor

Editor Menu and Toolbar

To work with the objects in the editor, use the respective menu items and toolbar buttons.

The table below describes the Editor menu item and editor toolbar buttons:

Menu Item Command

Command Icon in Menu Item or Toolbar Button of RadixWare Explorer

Function

Delete Object

view_28.jpg

Deletes the object

Copy

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Copies the object to the clipboard - Ctrl+C

Apply Changes

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Saves the object property changes to the database - Ctrl+S

Cancel Changes

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Cancels the unsaved changes of the object properties

Refresh

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Refreshes the data in the editor

The table below describes the ways to navigate the object editor pages:

RadixWare Desktop Explorer RadixWare Web Explorer
Use the scroll wheel to move to the nearest page of the editor
If the pages are outside the visible area:
  • Use the scroll buttons on the editor toolbar to move the focus to the nearest page. Therefore, the system does not move to this page.
  • Use the button located next to the scroll buttons to show the list of all editor pages. The page selected in the list becomes the current one.

Navigation.jpg

Note.jpgIf the Remember current tab flag is set in the editor appearance settings, the last active tab restores when opening the editor.

To use the first available tab of the editor as the current one, unset the Remember current tab flag.

For details, refer to Application Appearance Setup.

Working in Object Editor

The object editor is used to enter, edit and view the object properties. The operations on objects are executed in the data entry fields by means of control elements to the right of the fields (for details, refer to Data Entry Fields).

note.jpgThe names of the object mandatory properties are highlighted in bold. If the mandatory property values are not defined for an object, the respective dialog box will be displayed at the attempt to leave the editor. The dialog box contains the list of properties to be defined.

The dialog box looks as follows:

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note.jpgThe data entry fields highlighted in background color (the background color depends on the setup parameters, refer to Application Appearance Setup) are read-only (are not editable). All other fields in the dialog box are editable.

If the object property is changed in the editor, view_35.jpg button will be available on the toolbar when leaving the editing mode. Clicking the button saves the changes to the database. If it is not necessary to save the changes, execute the Cancel Changes command (view_30.jpg).


If the object property is changed in the editor, the respective dialog box will be displayed at the attempt to close the editor. The dialog box contains the following message: "Apply changes in editor of ("<object name>")?". To save the changes and move to another object or branch, click Yes, to move to another object without saving the changes, click No, to cancel the changes, click Cancel.

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Set the Apply changes without confirmation next time flag in order to save the changes in the editor without user confirmation. To unset the flag in the RadixWare Desktop Explorer application, select the Options | Reset Settings menu item.

If the properties of several objects are changed on different pages, the Confirm to Apply Changes dialog box will be displayed at the attempt to leave the editor. The dialog box will contain the list of changed objects. To select the object whose changes should be saved, set the respective flag. To confirm the changes, click the Save Selected button, to move to another object without saving the changes, click the Do No Save button, to return to the editor, click Do Not Close.

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Editor Modal Operation Mode

The RadixWare Explorer object editor operates in the following modes:

  • Modeless mode. The object editor is displayed as an application window pane.
  • Modal mode. The object editor is displayed as a modal dialog box.

The editor operation in both modes is similar.


Peculiarities of Editor Operation in Modal Mode

In the RadixWare Explorer, the modal mode is used when creating a new object or editing the properties of the existing one. The object properties are defined in the modal dialog box that can be opened by:

  • clicking create_entity_1.jpg button when creating a new object. The button is located both on the selector toolbar and in the data entry field. The modal dialog box of the editor looks as follows:

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The modal dialog box contains the fields for the new object property values entry; the dialog box header contains the name of the new object class.

  • clicking array_entity_13.jpg button when editing / viewing the existing object. The button is located both on the selector toolbar and in the data entry field. At that, the modal dialog box contains the Editor menu and toolbar. The dialog box header contains the name of the object being edited / viewed.
  • It is possible to open the editor of the linked object (specified in the parameter of the Object reference type) in a modal dialog box. To open this dialog box, use Ctrl + left-click in the area of the required parameter.

The modal dialog box of the editor contains the following buttons:

Button

Function

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  • Creates a new object and closes the editor modal dialog box (in case of new object creation)
  • Saves the changes and closes the editor modal dialog box (in case of existing object viewing / editing)

If the entered data are incorrect, the respective dialog box with the error message will be displayed.

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Cancels all the unsaved changes and closes the editor modal dialog box.

To change the modal dialog box width or height, grip the two-headed arrow by left-clicking and move it in horizontal or vertical direction. The two-headed arrow appears when hovering over the dialog box border.


Data Entry Fields

The data entry fields are used to view / edit the object property values in the selector / editor. Each data type corresponds to a certain entry field.


In the object property editor, the data entry fields that are unavailable for editing (only the view mode is available) are highlighted in background color. The background color depends on the application appearance settings (refer to Application Appearance Setup).


Data Type

Entry Field (description)

Control Element

Numeric:

  • integer
  • fractional

Allows entering numeric data from keyboard:

  • within limited range (for integer values)
  • within limited range with pre-defined precision (for fractional values)

The button is used to enter integer values. Clicking one of the arrows increments/decrements the value respectively.

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Text

Allows entering text data from keyboard

The data field that can be filled with the multi-line text contains the Multiline editor.

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Object

Displays the selected object header. Editing from keyboard is impossible.

Depending on the context, the entry field can contain the following control elements:

Select Object. Selects the data in the modal dialog box of the selector (refer to Object Selector).

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View Object

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Edit Object. Edits the data in the modal dialog box of the editor (refer to Object Editor).

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Open Object in Tree. Opens the object in the explorer tree.

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Create Object. Enters the data by means of the modal dialog box of the editor, user-defined function editor or XML editor (refer to Standard Dialog Boxes).

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Copy Object. Copies the object to clipboard.

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Paste Object. Pastes the object from clipboard.

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Date and time

Displays the date and time in the specified format

The data can be entered by means of:

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Boolean

Indicates the attribute presence or absence. In some cases, it can indicate the undefined state.

The control element defines one of the following states:

  • attribute absence

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  • attribute presence

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  • <not defined>

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Value from set

Allows selecting the value from the list. Keyboard entry is impossible.

The set of values is presented as a drop-down list (the values in the list are pre-defined in the system). The maximum number of items to be displayed in the drop-down list is defined in the editor settings (refer to Appearance Settings). If the list contains more items than it is specified in the Maximum number of items in drop-down list parameter, the values are entered by means of the dialog box used to select the value from the set.

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The data are edited in the editor modal dialog box (refer to Selecting Value from Set).

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Array

Displays the array items separated by semi-colon. The array items can be edited by means of the editor only. Keyboard entry is impossible.

The data are entered by means of the Array Editor dialog box. For the object properties that can take on the system-pre-defined values only, the Fixed Value Array Editor is used.

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<any data type>

Supports the value inheritance (for details, refer the respective sections below)

When clicking the Inherit Value button, the child object inherits the property of the parent one.

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When clicking the Override Value button, the parent object property is not inherited.

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<any data type except Boolean>

Allows selecting the value from the list that contains the frequently used property values

The data field contains the Show Editing History control element. Clicking the button opens the list of recently entered values arranged chronologically. The maximum number of saved values is 10.

array_entity_1.jpg

<any data type except Boolean and fixed set of values>

Allows selecting the value from the list of pre-defined values

The data field contains the Show predefined values control element. Clicking the button opens the list of object property values predefined in the system.

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The data entered by the user are checked for correctness. If an error is detected, the system displays the respective warning message:

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Some operations in the data entry fields can be performed by means of the hot keys:

Hot Keys

Operation

Ctrl+Space

Clears the value

Enter

Applies the current value when in the entry field

Esc

Cancels the current value and returns to the previous one

Inheritance Mechanism

The RadixWare platform supports the mechanism of the object property value inheritance. As a result of inheritance, the child object property value can be obtained from the parent object. The property value inheritance can be disabled that is called overriding.

The property value entry fields for which inheritance is allowed have a switch button used to enable one of the following modes:

  • to inherit the property value, click the Inherit Value button (array_entity_17.jpg).
  • to override the property value, click the Override Value button (array_entity_18.jpg). At that, the way the data are entered depends on the data type.

The data entry fields of the properties being inherited contain a pop-up hint displaying the parent object name and property value.


Standard Dialog Boxes

Main title: Standard Dialog Boxes

Trace

Tracing is a tool to track the sequence of messages (occurred, for example, when testing a process) and to analyze them. The trace parameters allow to define the types of messages to be written to the trace and the message sources.

To open the dialog box used to set up the explorer and server tracing:

  • select the Server|Trace menu item
  • click the icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen

The dialog box in RadixWare Desktop Explorer looks as follows:

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The Continue tracing in background flag allows writing messages to the trace after closing the dialog box. To view the saved trace, re-open the dialog box. The flag is available in the RadixWare Desktop Explorer only.

note.jpgDebug messages tracing slows down the system operation by generating too much data. Thus, it is recommended to enable tracing selectively, only if a problem occurs.

The dialog box provides the facility to limit the number of messages being stored. The number is entered either from keyboard or by sequentially selecting the values within the range from 0 to 10000.


Log

The page displays the explorer and server trace messages appeared during the explorer queries execution. The message structure is as follows: icon of the message type, date / time of the message receipt, event source, message text. Example:

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The Trace dialog box contains the following buttons:

Button

Function

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Searches for the text in the current column

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Searches through the specified text

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Stops/starts writing of messages in the trace.

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Saves messages to a trace file. The action is executed in the file selection dialog box.

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Clears the trace log

Some operations in the Trace dialog box can be performed by means of the hot keys:

Hot Keys

Function

Ctrl+F

Searches for the text in the log records

F3

Searches through the specified text

The dialog box provides the facility to filter the log messages by message type and time.


Message Type

Each message type has own severity level. The table below lists the message types in ascending order of severity:

Icon

Message Type

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Debug message. The text color is black.

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Event message. The text color is blue.

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Warning message. The text color is orange.

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Error message. The text color is red.

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Critical error message. The text color is dark red.

To define the minimum severity level of the messages to be displayed in the log, use the drop-down menu of the filter field.


Time

To specify the period when the message has been received (from... and to...), use the standard dialog box of the date and time editor. The default value is <not defined>.


View Message

To view the message details, double-click the message in the log. The following dialog box will be displayed:

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The dialog box header displays the message type icon and description. The fields in the dialog box contain the following information on the message:

  • date and time
  • event source tracing has been executed for
  • message text

The dialog box provides the facility to search for certain information in the message text by using the Find and Find Next buttons, and to display the event information as a tree by using the Show Xml Tree button. When viewing the event displayed as a tree, it is also possible to search for information in the message text. When clicking the Translate button automatically generated IDs of methods and classes are translated into the names of properties, commands and presentations defined in RadixWare Designer.


The dialog box in the RadixWare Desktop Explorer provides the facility to search for certain information in the message text by using the Find and Find Next buttons, and to display the event information as a tree by using the Show Xml Tree button. When viewing the event displayed as a tree, it is also possible to search for information in the message text. When clicking the Translate button automatically generated IDs of methods and classes are translated into the names of properties, commands and presentations defined in RadixWare Designer. Profile Settings

The page is used to set up tracing by the message type for different system components divided into logical groups (sources). The groups of sources are tree-structured. For each group, it is possible to specify the message type by selecting the required value from the drop-down list. To disable tracing, select the None value in the list. At that, the message log will remain active.


Tracing

After the event tracing is enabled, the message that appears during the system operation will be presented as an icon at the bottom of the application window:

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note.jpgThe icon indicates the maximum severity level of the message in the trace.

About Application

It is possible to read the system information on work stations by using the Help | About menu item (View 34.jpg button) in the RadixWare Desktop Explorer application.
The About RadixWare Explorer dialog box contains the following:

  • Version information
  • Current server time

In the RadixWare Desktop Explorer application, the following information is displayed:

  • Starter information
  • System information
  • Replacement files. The table containing the information on the existing replacement files. This table is displayed only if replacement files are present in the localReplacementDir directory. To view the details on the existing replacement files, use the View Details of Local Replacements button. For details on replacement files, refer to document RadixWare Starter. Administrator Guide / Replacement of Application Components.
  • Database information
  • Configuration segments information. The table containing the information on versions of the last configuration package for each segment (the packages with Development, Released, Applied states are considered). The table is displayed only if there are segments in the system.
  • Product installation options. The table containing the values of the additional DB parameters defined during the system installation.
  • Save to file. The button is used to save the information about application displayed in the dialog box to the HTML file.

Example.jpg Information on the software product version:

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