For a more unified designer experience, the design and management of objects and their parent folders can be accomplished all from Appian Designer.
Designers can toggle between a flat or hierarchical view of their objects within the Application view or the Objects view. By default, the view is flat and displays all objects. Switching to the hierarchical view will display only the top-level objects and hide the rest, so that you can more easily navigate folder hierarchies. This toggle is located in the upper right-hand corner above the objects list:
Designers can click on folders anywhere in Appian Designer to open them and view their contents, often inline.
The following objects have their own folder views in Appian Designer:
Each folder view has the same capabilities as other object grids in Appian Designer: search, sort, and filtering by object type and modified date. Additionally, functionality has been added specifically to improve common folder workflows:
Within a folder view, the breadcrumbs display the names of all folders above the current folder in the same hierarchy; you can click on a folder in the breadcrumbs to load its contents in the same view. The folder itself also has a gear menu containing the relevant operations available, such as viewing its properties or moving it to another parent folder, as shown below.
In addition to the items mentioned above, each folder view has its own specific functionality related to its use in Appian. Learn more on the document management page.
Process model objects do not inherit security from process model folders. Only subfolders will inherit security from process model folders.
During development, each process model will require that its own security be set.
The following table outlines the actions that can be completed for each permission level in a process model folder's security role map:
|View the Folder||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Update Process Models in the Folder *||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Modify Folder Security||Yes||No||No||No|
|Delete the Folder||Yes||No||No||No|
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