Management tool

The management tool is found as one of the tabs in the administrative interface. This tool should probably not be visible for all users in your organization as this tool deals with system setting which requires more education than for example the content tool. Read the administration manual if you want more information on this.

First we will discuss the different subparts of the management tool. It looks like this:

The different subparts are reached by using the management menu on the left side and then the work area on the right are used for all input.

General Notes on administration

As on all other places in the administrative tool you will have a few fields of functionality on the interface. To be able to discuss the functionality rather than repeat how one creates a new, delete on or many and similar stuff we will discuss this here and use the repository entity as the example. The next chapter will be about the concepts of repositories so don’t worry.

General flow

Every time you handle things in the management view you first get a list of existing things if possible. This is to give you a good overview of the status right now.

The normal toolbar above each view is used to affect the list or detail view in some way. There is always a "New"-button above the lists and a "Delete"-link inside the lists. The "New"-button brings out a create dialog and the delete button deletes the items marked in the list. If you enter an item in the list it will show a different interface which lets you edit all parameters available to edit on the item and the toolbar will also give you a number of options depending on the item. Also worth noting is that sometimes the create screen will present fewer options than the detail screen later does and that is because the item must be created before it for example can be connected to other items.

All lists are sortable on their columns (just click on the column) and you can also search the list. If the lists are long they get paginated and the pages are shown below the list. Later in this tutorial we will assume you know these basic flows.