App Explorer

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1 Introduction

The App Explorer shows the complete structure of your app including all documents inside the modules:

The App Explorer consists of the following:

  • App folder – contains settings and documents that apply to your app as a whole (for more information, see Apps)
  • Modules – contain settings, a domain model, and documents that apply to this module (for more information, see Modules)
    • Domain model – a model that describes the information (or data) used by your application in an abstract way; one module can have one domain model only
    • Document – an individual file, for example, a page, microflow, or a scheduled event.

2 Performing Basic Functions

In the App Explorer, you can do the following:

  • Filter – enter the name of a module, folder, or document into the Filter field to filter documents of the app and highlight entered text within the App Explorer. When filtering by a module or folder name, all content of matching modules and/or folders is displayed. In addition, while focused on the Filter field, it is possible to do the following:
    • Navigate the App Explorer using and keys
    • Expand a folder or open a document by pressing Enter
    • Clear the filter query by pressing Esc
  • Open the document – double-click the document to open it
  • Select the active document – click the icon in the top-right corner of the App Explorer to quickly view the active document in the App Explorer tree. By default the active document is always selected so you can quickly see where the document you are editing is located. You can change this behavior in the Edit > Preferences dialog box.
  • Expand all documents – click the plus icon in the top-left corner of the App Explorer to expand all document and see the whole structure of your app
  • Collapse all documents – click the minus icon in the top-left corner of the App Explorer to collapse all documents
  • Expand or collapse an individual folder – to expand/collapse documents in an individual folder click the plus/minus icon or double-click the folder
  • Perform actions specific to the selected folder – right-click the selected folder to see what functions you can perform. The list of functions depends on the folder, for example, when right-clicking the System module, you can only find usages of this module, while when right-clicking MyFirstModule you can add a page, add a microflow, rename the module, export the module package, copy/paste documents, and much more.

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