This page provides details about the Objects View of Appian Designer. For more details about the objects view on the application level, see Application View. For a full list of design objects, see Design Objects.
The objects view consists of 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 consists of four columns and is sorted by most recently modified:
When you select an object in the list, options will appear in the toolbar. You can select multiple objects 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 actions for an object:
You 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.
Plug-ins are pre-configured to offer specific functionality in your application. Developers in the Appian community create plug-ins and make them available in the Appian AppMarket. Plug-ins can be very useful in building applications, but because Appian doesn't create plug-ins, we can't guarantee them. We recommend that you thoroughly test any plug-in you plan to install in your environment.
Plug-ins can be composed of Appian design objects or custom code. You cannot modify plug-ins installed in your environment. Your system administrator may need to update a plug-in if the creator releases a new version in the Appian AppMarket.
The PLUG-INS tab displays all plug-ins installed 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:
To compare plug-ins across environments: