Object Manager

The Object Manager allows you to view and traverse the hierarchy of folders, tables, and other objects to which you have access, and to perform actions on those objects.

The Object Manager is accessed by selecting Tools > Object Manager from the workspace menu.
Note: Depending on your access and permissions, the folders you see and have access to may be different from those in the example below.
Figure: Object Manager
A. Search
Use this field to search for tables, folders, and other objects. For instructions, see Search for objects.
B. Metadata columns
Metadata columns display object information. Information for each metadata item is displayed in its own column. This allows you to display only the metadata information that you need. In addition, you can sort the object list by each metadata column. For more information, see Metadata columns.
C. Options menu
This drop-down arrow allows you to define the sort order of objects and to choose the object information you want displayed in the object browser.
D. Object browser
The object browser is a file browser that provides access to the objects you have permission to use.

Traverse the folder hierarchy by clicking the Expand () icon to the left of a folder to open it and the Collapse () icon to close it.

Objects in the file browser are represented by icons. For a list and description of these icons, see Object icons.

If you own an object, or have permission to save or upload an object into a folder, permission icons appear next to the object in the browser. For more information, see Permission icons.

When an object is selected, it is highlighted in gray and its path is displayed in the lower left-side of the window. In addition, as appropriate, the Refresh and Information icons are enabled.

E. Show/Hide
Click the Show () icon to display the right-side object browser pane in the Object Manager. Viewing both the left- and right-side panes at the same time can help make some tasks easier. For example, when moving an object from one folder to another, you can view each folder, side-by-side, in the two panes.

When both object browser panes are visible, click the Show () icon to hide the left-side pane or click the Hide () icon to hide the right-side. Additionally, you can resize the panes using the split bar handle located between the Show and Hide icons.

F. Path
When an object is selected, its full path is displayed. The full path includes the path to, and the name of, the object.
G. Refresh
Click this icon to update an object in your session with data from the database. For more information, see Refresh an object.
H. Information
This icon opens the information dialog which displays additional information about a selected object. If you have permission, you can also modify the properties of the selected object. For more information, see Information dialog.