This page provides details about the Objects View of Appian Designer. For more details about the objects view on the application level, see Applications. For a full list of design objects, see Design Objects.
The objects view has two tabs that list design objects and plug-ins across all applications in the environment. This view is useful for finding a specific object quickly to edit it or add it to your application.
The Design Objects tab displays objects when you apply filters or search by name or description. See Designer Search for more information about how to efficiently search for objects.
The object list displays four columns and is sorted by most recently modified:
When an object is selected, options will appear in the tooldbar. Multiple objects can be selected for specific bulk actions.
The following options are available in the Design Objects tab:
|Add to App||Allows one or more objects to be added to any application that the developer has permission to.|
|Security||(Single-choice) Allows developers to adjust the security of an object. Developers must have at least Administrator permissions on the selected object.|
|Dependents||Allows developers to view what object or objects depend on the selected object.|
|Precedents||Allows developers to see what object or objects the selected object depends on.|
|Delete||Allows one or more objects to be deleted.
|More||Provides additional options for an object:
The Unreferenced Objects tab displays objects that don't have dependents other than applications. This tab is available within each application view and supports the following object types:
You can search by name or description and apply filters to find objects and take the appropriate actions on them.
The plug-ins tab displays all plug-ins in your environment. You can search or filter for a plug-in by its name or module.
The plug-ins list displays four columns and is listed alphabetically by default.
To view a plug-in's dependents, select the plug-in and click DEPENDENTS. The plug-ins tab within an application will automatically display all plug-ins used by the application or selected package.
To compare plug-ins across environments, click COMPARE ACROSS ENVIRONMENTS.
Developers can view objects in the Design Objects tab by clicking the flat view or hierarchical view button at the list. 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.
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