Using the explorer view

The Management Center explorer view contains an explorer tree with nodes that you can select, expand, and collapse. The explorer view controls what is shown in the main work area. Depending on the node you select in the explorer tree, the main work area shows a list view or a properties view for an object.

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Here is an example of the Management Center explorer view:
Management Center explorer view


To work with the Management Center explorer view:

  1. Open a Management Center tool.
  2. If the explorer view is not visible, click Hide/Show explorer view.
  3. From the explorer view, you can work with each node:
    Note: If you have many entries under one node, there might be too many to list. Arrows to indicate that there are more entries; click the arrows to move up and down the list.
    Explorer filter Select from this menu to filter the contents of the explorer view. The explorer filter is available in the Catalogs tool and the Assets tool. For example, in the Catalogs tool, you can view the entire master catalog or only the master catalog categories.
    Search Results When you use the Management Center find area to search for an object, the search results display in a list within the main work area.

    Introduced in Feature Pack 1To view additional objects, click the Load next page icon and Load previous page icon icons.

    To return to the search results list, select Search Results within the explorer view.

    Active Work Expand this node to list open work that is objects you accessed during the current Management Center session. Select an object from Active Work to manage it in the main work area.
    Object To work with an object, select it from the explorer view. For some objects, expand the parent object to go to the object you want to work with. For example, you might first expand a master catalog, then select a catalog entry, and then finally edit a SKU within the catalog. You can also collapse a node within the explorer view.
    Tip: If there are many objects, right-click in the explorer view, then click Load Next Page or Load Previous Page.
    The explorer view shows the status of each object within the explorer tree. An * after an object indicates an unsaved object. An Error indicator indicates that the object contains an error. The following screen capture indicates the possible states (Saved, Error, Unsaved, Unsaved with an error).
    Management Center explorer view showing states of objects