Folders (FOLD)

As a developer and object designer, you use folders to organize the objects you work with. You cannot define any options for folder objects because their only purpose is to structure your projects.

To Add a New Folder

  1. In the Process Assembly perspective open the Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the location where you want to create the Folder and right-click to select Add > Add Folder .
  3. Enter a descriptive Name and, optionally, a Title.
  4. The Folder field displays the path in which the folder will be saved. Optionally, you can change it.
  5. Click OK.

Defining Authorizations to Folders and their Contents

Since Folders are also objects, you can use them to collect objects and grant/deny users and user groups permissions to them at folder level.

Take the following into account when defining folder authorizations:

  • A user who has read rights on a folder can also search for that folder. That is, to be able to search for a folder it is necessary to have at least read rights on that folder.

    Conversely, if a user with no rights on a folder makes a search for it via the Global Search function, the folder will be displayed on the resulting dropdown list but the user will not be able to open it or access its contents. For more information, see Global Search.

  • To filter path names, the folder must be specified relative to the top folder of the client (Root).

    The filter specification starts with a "\" character. Individual sub-folders must also be separated with this character unless the wildcard character"*" is used.

    If the filter ends on a "*" character, the authorizations apply for the indicated folder and all sub folders in this structure.

    If the filter ends on a "\", access is only granted to the sub folders of this structure.

    Authorizations given to folders are not passed on to the objects they contain.

  • Filters that include identification, directories or path specifications are displayed in the File Name (Q) and File Name (Z) fields of file transfer objects, see File Transfers (JOBF).

    If "C:\TEMP\*" is specified in the File Name (Z) field , files of any name are transferred to this directory via file transfer.

  • Access modes can be determined in the fields following File Name (Z). They can also be deselected using the space bar or a mouse click.

    Click Save to activate access rights or denials immediately.