User Guide : Getting Started : Understanding DataConnect Studio IDE User Interface : UI Components in DataConnect Studio IDE Window
 
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UI Components in DataConnect Studio IDE Window
The UI includes components such as editors, menus, toolbars, views, and navigators that are common across perspectives. A few of the UI components are displayed for specific perspectives.
You can minimize, maximize, move, and close the various navigators, editors, and views.
The following image shows the UI components that are available when the process perspective is active.
Editors
The main area of the DataConnect Studio IDE window displays the editor for the artifact that you have opened. Click the editor tabs to switch between artifacts. For most file types, double-clicking the artifact in Project Explorer opens the artifact in the appropriate editor. If you want to manually choose an editor (for example, viewing an XML file using a text editor), right-click on the artifact and select Open With to view a list of available editors.
The following editors are available:
Map Editor
Schema Editor
Process Editor
JSON Editor
XML Editor
Text Editor
For example, a map file opens in the Map Editor and a process file opens in the Process Editor.
Note:  Switching between various types of artifacts changes the perspective automatically.
If you use JSON editor, you can toggle the pretty print option on and off by using any of the following:
From the Source menu, select Format.
Use the key combination <Ctrl> +<Shift>+<F>.
On the JSON editor, right-click and select Source > Format.
For information about the artifacts and the associated editors, see DataConnect Integration Artifacts and Editors.
Note:  If you have opened the Welcome window and you click the Restore icon in the top-right corner of the window, Eclipse restores the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and moves the Welcome window to its own view window. It means that you can start working in an editor. You can keep the Welcome window open (if you want to have actual help content at the same time as you are designing maps and processes) or you can click on the x to close the window.
Menus
The following table provides the default menus available in the menu bar for all the artifacts.
 
Menu
Description
File
The following options are available:
New: Create a new project or artifact. For more information see, Managing Workspaces, Projects, and Integration Artifacts.
Open File: Open an existing artifact.
Open Project From File: Analyze the content of your folder or archive file to find projects and import them.
Save: Save an artifact.
Save As: Save an artifact with another file name.
Save All: Save all open artifacts.
Close: Close an artifact.
Close All: Close all open artifacts.
Print: Print an artifact.
Switch Workspace: Switch to another workspace. For information about workspaces, see Managing Workspaces, Projects, and Integration Artifacts.
Import: Import project or artifacts from another workspace or project.
Properties: View properties for a project or an artifact.
Convert Line Delimiters to: Convert the line endings for existing files.
Restart: Restart DataConnect Studio IDE.
Exit: Close DataConnect Studio IDE.
Edit
The following options are available:
Undo: Undo the previous action.
Redo: Redo an action.
Cut: Removes the item from its current location and places it on the clipboard.
Copy: Copies the items from its current location and places it on the clipboard.
Paste: Inserts the current clipboard contents into the new location.
Delete: Delete operation.
Select All: Select all the items in the current document window.
Find/Replace: Locate and /or replace character(s) or word(s).
Note:  The options are enabled based on the object or text that is selected on the editor or based on the artifact selected in Project Explorer.
Search
The following options are available:
Search or File: Search and/or replace text or file name patterns within a workspace, project, or file.
Text: Search for text in the workspace, project, file, or working set.
Options
The following options are available:
Manage Macros: Create a manage macros.
Preferences: Set preferences for using the various features.
View
The following options are available:
Show View
Open Perspective
Reset Perspective
For information about Views, see Views.
For information about Perspectives, see Perspectives.
Help
Displays the DataConnect Studio IDE and Runtime Engine documentation.
In addition to the default menus, when you open an artifact, an additional menu bar entry is available for the type of editor that is in focus.
Navigators
The navigators are displayed for a workspace and for artifacts. You can rearrange the navigators or close them if it is not required.
For a workspace, the following navigators are displayed on the left-side of the editor by default.
Project Explorer: Displays folders, projects, and artifacts within a workspace in a tree view. You cannot reorder or sort the items in this view.
Repository Explorer: Displays the files in the selected project. Double-click the file to open the artifact.
When you open an artifact the following navigators are displayed:
Map Navigator: Displayed when a Map Editor is in focus.
Step Navigator: Displayed when a Process Editor is in focus.
Views
A view provides access to tasks and information associated for an editor in focus, such as properties, log files, and execution results. Different perspectives provide different views, which can be moved and rearranged as required.
Tip...  DataConnect automatically opens the appropriate views for the selected artifact type and perspective
To add a view to your current perspective:
1. In the menu bar, click the View menu and select Show View > Other.
The Show View window is displayed.
2. Select the required view and then click Open.
The selected view is displayed in the DataConnect Studio IDE UI.
The following table provides the list of Views.
 
Category
Name
Contents
Perspectives
Description
General
Bookmarks
EZscript bookmarks
EZscript
Used to display and move (double-click) between script bookmarks. It is not displayed by default.
General
Palette
Process step types
Process
Used for adding steps to a process. Included in the Tool Box but can be selected to move it to its own window
General
Project Explorer
DataConnect project explorer
All
Used to manage all DataConnect projects and artifacts. It is displayed by default.
General
Properties
Artifact metadata
All
Used to manage all DataConnect projects and artifacts. It is displayed by default.
General
Problems
Validation warnings and errors
All
Displays validation results for a Map, Process, or EZscript. It is displayed by default.
General
Search
Search results
-
Displays the search results.
Double-click on search result to launch the artifact. It is displayed when the Search menu is used.
DataConnect
Logs
Execution log results
DataConnect Process
Displays the map or process execution log contents.
DataConnect
Parameters
Script
parameters
EZscript
Displays objects that can be included in a script (macros, user define functions, and so on). It is displayed by default.
DataConnect
Properties
Artifact
metadata
All
Used to manage all DataConnect projects and design artifacts. It is displayed by default.
DataConnect
Reject Data
Reject data
browser
DataConnect
Displays reject data. It is not
displayed by default. To view the reject data, click Reject Data Browser icon.
DataConnect
Results
Execution event results
DataConnect Process
Displays the map or process execution event results.
DataConnect
Source Data
Source data
browser
DataConnect
Displays source data. It is displayed by default for a map. The data is updated if the source connection changes.
DataConnect
Step Navigator
Process step list
Process
Displays the list of process steps that are available on the process editor. You can delete steps in this view. It is displayed by default.
DataConnect
Step Properties
Selected
process step configuration
Process
Used to configure a Process step. It is displayed by default. In the process editor, double-click on any step to view and configure the step.
DataConnect
Target Data
Target data
browser
DataConnect
Displays target data. It is
displayed by default. The data is updated if the target connection changes.
DataConnect
Thumbnail
Process
thumbnail view
Process
Used to pan a large process. It is displayed by default.
DataConnect
ToolBarView
Process toolbar
view
Process
Includes the palette view. It is displayed by default.
Toolbars
The toolbars at the top of the window provide an alternate means of accessing various functionalities. Items that appear on the toolbars differ depending on the active perspective.
You can hover over each item in a toolbar to view its description.
The following table provides information about the available toolbars.
Toolbar
Description
Common toolbar
Contains icons for common tasks such as creating new projects, artifacts or folders, saving one or all files, running and validating artifacts, searching artifacts, and undo/redo actions.
For information to manage projects and artifacts, see Managing Workspaces, Projects, and Integration Artifacts.
Perspective toolbar
Allows you to change perspective.
s
For more information about perspectives, see Perspectives.
Quick Access
This is a small text field in the upper-right corner of the window. You can type in this field to quickly locate available actions for the active editor.
Map toolbar
Contains icons to validate, run, or stop map execution.
For more information about maps, see Designing and Executing Map.
Process toolbar
Contains icons to validate, run, or stop process execution. Also, includes icons to zoom-in, zoom-out, enable grid view and snap to geometry.
For more information about process, see Designing and Executing Processes.
Schema toolbar
Contains icons to update a structured schema and stop execution. For more information about schema, see Managing Schema.
EZscript Library
Contains icons to validate the script, cut, copy, and/or paste expressions within the script, perform undo/redo actions, add operators, and so on.
For information about the EZscript Library, see Scripting.