Defining the explorer view for a Management Center tool

The explorer view is a tree view that you can use to control what is displayed in the main work area. Select a node in the explorer view to display the view that is currently associated with that node in the main work area.

About this task

The explorer view always includes the Search Results node (to allow you to return to a list of results at any time) and Active Work node (to show the objects you currently have open). The rest of the explorer view displays objects that will help you locate the business objects with which you want to work. These object nodes might be organizational objects that represent a category of object types such as Promotions or Campaigns, or they might be root level business objects such as a catalog or directory that you can expand to display the next level of business objects in the hierarchy. Select an organizational object to display the list of business objects of that type in the main work area. Select a root level business object or an expanded business object to display a list of objects related to the selected object in the main work area. For example, when you select a category, the list of catalog entries within that category are displayed in the main work area.

To define an explorer view for Management Center objects:


The explorer view is not declared explicitly. The business object editor (lzx/commerce/foundation/restricted/BusinessObjectEditor.lzx/wcfBusinessObjectEditor) uses the top object definition and filter definitions to construct this view. Refer to Defining a top object definition in the explorer view and Defining a filter tasks.

What to do next

After you complete your work:
  1. Right-click LOBTools Project; then click Build OpenLaszlo Project to produce an updated ManagementCenter.swf file under the WCDE_installdir\workspace\LOBTools\WebContent directory. This setting is the default environment setting.
  2. Test your work by viewing them in the Management Center, using this URL: https://hostname:8000/lobtools.
  3. Deploy your files to your production environment.