Metadata Viewer

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Metadata Viewer


DOC xPress Metadata Viewer allows users to dive into each Solution Item and navigate the metadata of an object directly.


Feature Highlights

  Explore your Solution Items' metadata without needing to generate documentation

  Build paths through the Search Panel to help customize your documentation


Table of Contents

  Reaching the Metadata Viewer

  Navigation

o    Metadata Tree

o    Object Properties

o    Search Panel



Reaching the Metadata Viewer

The Metadata Viewer can be reached using three separate methods:


1.   DOC xPress Solution Management

o   From within the DOC xPress plug-in on the Solution Management page, a user can navigate items that have already had a snapshot taken. When the user reaches an item they wish to view the metadata for, they can click the "View" button located on the right of the items panel. This will take them directly to the Metadata Viewer focused on the item previously highlighted.


2.   DOC xPress Snapshot Management

o   From within Snapshot Management on the Solution Management page, a user can navigate items that have already had a snapshot taken. When the user reaches an item they wish to view the metadata for, they can click the "View" button located on the right of the items panel. This will take them directly to the Metadata Viewer focused on the item previously highlighted.


3.   Lineage Analysis


Important Note:

Not all objects or nodes within Lineage Analysis' Graph and Tree will necessarily have metadata associated with them. The most likely causes for this to occur or due to grouping nodes via the "Collapse by technology" feature or implicit objects that are included within the lineage graph but are not a part of the snapshot.


o   From within Lineage Analysis after selecting a solution, a user can expand the Lineage Tree located on the right until they reach an item they wish to view the metadata for. Once they find an item they wish to view, they can right-click on the item and select "View metadata" when the context menu appears. This will take them directly to the Metadata Viewer focused on the object that was right-clicked on from within the lineage graph.



o   From within Lineage Analysis after selecting a solution, a user can visual navigate the lineage of their solution until they reach an item they wish to view the metadata for. Once they find an item they wish to view, they can right-click on the item from within the visual graph and select "View metadata" when the context menu appears. This will take them directly to the Metadata Viewer focused on the node that was right-clicked on from within the lineage tree.