In large and complex Interactions, it can become difficult to keep track of your elements and to find an individual element on the Interaction Map.
The Elements tab of the Solution Explorer lists all the elements used in an Interaction. From this list, you can easily search for the required element, and then quickly locate it in the Interaction so you can view and update it properties. This article shows you how to work with the Elements tab most effectively:
Elements Tab Overview: Tips and Shortcuts
By default, the Elements tab lists all elements used in the Interaction, in alphabetical order. The symbol to the left of the element name indicates the element type (e.g., Page, Decision, etc.). For a list of symbols and their meanings, refer to Getting Started with the Solution Explorer.
Clicking an element in the Elements list highlights that element in the Interaction map.
If an element contains one or more input questions of type Short Text, Number or Date, the relevant input variables are listed under the element in the Elements tab. For example:
To open the Variable Editor so you can view and update variable properties, click the relevant variable.
For more information about the Variable Editor, refer to Creating User Variables.
Using the Search Tool
If you know the name of the Interaction element you are looking for, you can enter the name (or part of the name) in the Search an Element field at the top of the Elements list. As you type, the Elements list is automatically filtered according to the search term. For example:
Using the Filter Tool
This tool filters the Elements list according to Element type. For example, if you are searching for an Integration Point element, the Filter tool will help you find it quickly.
To use the Filter tool:
- At the top of the Elements list, click .
The Filter By list opens.
- Clear the checkboxes of all Element types that you do not want to be included in the Elements list.
- Click Done.
The Elements list is filtered according to the Elements types that remained selected.
The following example shows an Elements list that is filtered for only Integration Points and Allocators.