Working with Tables

Individual Entries are located inside Tables, following a database structure. For information on searching, sorting, and filtering entries, please see the Finding Entries section. 

Selecting Tables

Tables are created by administrators. Administrators define which users have the rights to access, write and delete tables. In addition, they can configure which Table Group (see below) and which table is selected upon initial login to the Content Manager.

  • An extensive list of available tables is displayed on the left side of the Content Manager.
  • Only a single table can be opened at a time.
  • Click on a table to view its entries and use the arrow keys to navigate between tables.

Bookmarking

The path of the currently selected table can also be bookmarked (copied from the URL in the Browser itself) and open in another browser/machine. The copied URL will automatically open the same table as before.

Selecting a Table Group

Table Groups are used to filter tables. If one or more Table Groups have been configured by the Administrator, a drop-down menu appears which lists all the available Table Groups. In addition, a generic "ALL" group allows you to access all tables which are available to you.

To display only tables from a certain table group:

  1. Click on the currently selected table group
  2. Select the table group from the drop down menu (e.g. 'DOCU' in the screenshot below). 


In the left top corner of Content Manager you can select a table group.

If you select one table group the content Manager shows you every table in that group.



Filtering tables

You can filter tables by using the search box on top of the list. The table list will be filtered and contain only tables having a name or alias containing your search.


Full-text Search enabled tables

Full-text Search is realized via Elasticsearch which is based on the Lucene library. It contains full-text index of configured tables and allows super fast search in large tables.

 symbol within the table list indicates which tables are full-text indexed.

You can change between SQL Search and Full-text Search by clicking onto the search mode icon on the left side of the Search bar in Content Manager.

Multi-table select mode

This feature is only available if ActionRight DpeContentManager.MultitableSearch is available and granted.

It is possible to select more than one table with a full-text index (Elasticsearch based), indicated by the  symbol.


In any case of multi-selection, the search mode is switched to Full-text search and no switching to SQL search is possible.