Teamrooms and folders show the contained objects in the content area as a list. Three different list views are provided.
For more information on keyboard operation, see chapter “Content Area”.
The content view is displayed per default. In this list, the most important information for the objects is shown.
In the detail view, you can modify the column settings to get more information about the listed objects.
In the preview, you can find the most important meta data and the preview of the object. For documents, the first pages are displayed.
Several objects in a list can be selected to edit them concurrently.
Select several objects
To select several objects in a list, click the objects while keeping the Ctrl key pressed or mark them via the “Selection” box.
Select an area
To select an area of an object list, select the first entry and press the Shift key. Keep the Shift key pressed and select the last entry of the area you want to select. Doing so, all objects between the two entries are selected.
Select all entries
Select the box in the column header to select all entries (only detail view).
To switch between the views, open the context menu of the content area.
With the menu bar displayed, you can make appropriate view adjustments via the menu “View” > “Display Settings”. If “Customizing” is not licensed for you, not all options are available.
Allows you to load a saved display setting or the product setting.
Restores the default display settings (only visible if the current settings differ from the default settings).
The current display setting (view, columns) is saved.
Following storage options are available:
Allows you to define and position the displayed columns via a selection dialog. Alternatively, columns can also be added, removed and moved using the header bar.
Copies the current display setting to the clipboard.
Applies the display setting in the clipboard to the current list.
The sorting of objects in a list can be easily adapted. You can sort objects depending on various criteria in an ascending or descending order. It is also possible to sort objects depending on several criteria at the same time.
You can define the sorting by clicking the number of entries in the upper right corner. Alternatively, you can use the context menu of the content area.
In the detail view, you can also sort the entries via the column header. The detail view provides additionally the possibility to group a column, to fix a column or to filter the entries depending on a search criterion. For object, date and enumeration properties, a values filter is available in addition to the text filter. When using the text filter, all rows containing the entered string are displayed. When using the values filter, all rows that correspond to the selected values are displayed.
The columns of the detail view can be adjusted depending on your needs.
If you mark a cell and press the F2 key, you can directly edit the content of the cell.
For efficient editing of several objects at the same time possibilities similar to a spreadsheet program are provided in the detail view.
Several even not adjacent cells within a column can be copied and pasted at the same time. If the number of selected cells when pasting is greater than the number of selected cells when copying, then it is started over with the first value. If fewer cells are selected when pasting, only values in the selected cells are changed.
Note: Under Linux, no empty object pointers are copied.
The values can also be copied from the Fabasoft Cloud and pasted e.g. in Microsoft Excel. Pasting values from third-party products in the Fabasoft Cloud is only conditionally possible (depending on the clipboard format of the third-party product).
The alternatively available table editing can be activated by pressing the “Table Handling” button (Alt + F2) in the column header. This makes the operation similar to a spreadsheet program:
If you enable the menu bar, you can use the “Clipboard” > “Data Table” > “Copy” menu command to copy the list in the clipboard and paste it for example in Microsoft Excel. If some lines are selected, only those lines will be copied to the clipboard. The order in which the lines were selected is taken into account.
Note: If you choose "Copy Extended", additionally to the visible columns also entries of shown object lists and all values of aggregates and aggregate lists are copied as nested table.
The infobox is displayed after about one second, if your mouse is placed over the check box or symbol of a selected object and not moved. This way you get the most important information without the need to open the object.
Note: You can disable the infobox in the “Base Settings” with the Show Hints option.
To reduce the complexity of the property editor and improve the overview, a simplified view is available for object and aggregate lists. The “Show details” button takes you to a full view of the list optimized for editing.
The reduced editing options in the simplified list provide an improved overview.
The full list is used in particular for editing and can be accessed via the “Show Details” button of the simplified list. If the list is the only field on a tab, the full list can also be displayed directly.