The Browse Objects tab is one of the most powerful features in TejonBT as it enables you to filter and view sets of data based on your configuration.
By default, the Browse Objects tab is open when you first open the TejonBT application. (By the way, you can change the default view in the User Settings tab).
If the Browse Objects tab isn't open it can be re-opened by clicking the Browse icon in the Main Toolbar. Also, if there are so many tabs open that it's hard to locate the Browse Objects tab, clicking the Browse icon in the Main Toolbar will select the Browse Objects tab.
Filtering the Browse tab
The Browse Objects tab presents a list of objects filtered in several ways:
- Type and Region - The Main Filter (on the left side of the application) filters the Browse by type and region.
- My History - The My History Filter Sections (at the top of the Browse Objects tab) can filter the results to only the objects you’ve previous viewed or updated. You can also set how long ago you viewed or updated the object.
- Filter – The Filter section can limit the results to only those objects selected by a user-defined filter.
- Statuses – All the statuses that apply to the already selected objects will be shown as toggle buttons. Turning the Status Toggle button on or off will show or remove the objects from the Browse Results.
All the filters (type, region, history, user-defined filter, and Status) are all applied at once.
Note: Some status toggle buttons will appear off by default. That’s because these statuses are set as Default Off by the database designer.
Sorting the Browse tab
The sort order (Name, Code, Engagement, etc) and sorting ascending or descending can be changed by selecting a new sort order and sort direction in the Sort combo box and up/down arrows located in the top margin of the Main Browse tab.
Tip: Sorting the Result Grid by Engagement is a simple but effective way to illustrate the relative weighting of the selected objects.
Paging through Results
The Browse Objects tab fetches data from the database server one page at a time. The object counters in the upper right margin display the number of objects fetched and the total number of objects in the database (that meet theBrowse Objects’s criteria).
If a large number of objects is returned by the Browse, then only the first page of results is shown. To view additional pages, scroll to the bottom of the list or click on the number of objects loaded.
Note: If you’ve paged past the first page, and then you re-sort the Browse tab or modify the filter, the new results will begin again with page 1.
Also, for a more advance selection of data using a full-featured Filter, check out the User-Defined Filter.