Recently, I presented a short webcast on working with Vault from a daily operations point of view. Many items were reviewed during the webcast. One of those was the ability to apply fitters to the “Main Pane” view of the Vault, providing an easy way to organize the display of your files.
Let’s get started setting up how you want your “Main Pane” to appear, just for you.
The figure below represents the look to be achieved.
The steps needed to configure this “Main Pane” are outlined below:
- Select property to define the filter from the any file I-property.
- In this example, “File Extension”
- Add the “File Extension” column to the Vault Main Pane
- Expose the “Group by Box”
- Select the “File Extension” as the “Group By This Field”
- Now your files are sorted and displayed by the file extensions, iam’s, ipt’s etc.
That’s all there is to it. So, let’s begin…
With the Vault client, open select a project folder, in the example below I have selected <_Saw_Guide\100> as the folder to arrange the view for.
The Property now needs to be added to the “Main Pane” so that I can use it in the filtering process. Select any column header in the “Main Pain”, and right click.
Select from the right click menu, “Customize View”, and then the “Fields” button.
Search through the “Available fields” panel, until “File Extension” is located.
Select the add button to move “File Extension” to the “Show these fields in this order” panel, and select OK button. See figure below.
Completing this operation will result in the panel shown above with the result shown below.
Select the close button to update the “Main Pane” and it should now include a new column representing the File Extension property.
Highlight the “File Extension” column, right click and select the “Group By This Field”.
Once completing the steps above, our “Main Pane” should look as shown in Figure 9 below.
Finally, the complete result:
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