The Object Browser is a key component of XPOR and is the main fuction of the back end of your installation. This help file will show you how to view, edit and create objects in XPOR.
The Object Browser enables you to view, edit and create all your objects for your XPOR installation. It is the primary system for managing the back end of your websites. Every object will need to be created here before it will appear in the front end. Almost every object can be managed here as well. First things first, to get to the Object Browser click the X5 button in the top left corner and select browse objects. You will then be presented with a window like this.
This is the Root of your installation. All these objects here will have Root as a parent. Your website installation will be contained here along with you system folder. Double clicking on any object will either open to show you the children of that object or open the Object Editor so you can edit the object. Any Object that is below another object is a Child of that Object and any Object that is above another Object is the Parent of that Object. The object browser has several functions including:
1: The Home button - this will take you back to the Root or the top level.
2: Navigation - This is another way to navigate. Instead of double clicking through to find an Object you can expand the navigation objects to find the one you are looking for.
3: Buttons - These have several helpful functions. From left to right these are:
Back - This takes you back to the level you were just at which is the parent object.
New - This is where you can create a new Object. This will automatically be a child of the Object you are looking in E.g. if you were looking in System and made a new Object that would be a Child of System.
This is the Create New Object window. To create a new Object type its name into the top box and either scroll through the Object types or search for it using the search bar. If the Tickbox is ticked then the Object will open after it is created (this is checked by default).
Sort Objects - This allows you to custom sort the Objects and will open the Order Manager window.
Cut and Copy - These two buttons are only available if an objects is selected. They simply allow you to Cut or Copy an object.
Paste - This allows you to paste a copy of an Object.
4: View and Search- The first two of the buttons allow you to switch between a tiles view or a details view. The search bar allows you to search within that Object by the names of those objects.
5: Other Navigation - These are further navigation options. Object Types searches the entire installation for Objects of a specific type, e.g. all contacts. Taxonomy Levels and the XPOR Hotspot are explained in a separate help resource.