Version 2021

View Component and Dependent Objects

You can view objects that are components or dependents of a selected object.

View Component Objects

Let's view objects that comprise another object. For example, if you view a report's dependent components, you see all of the attributes, metrics, filters, prompts, and other objects used in that report. Viewing the components of an attribute displays the tables, drill maps, and other components of the attribute.

  1. Open the Workstation window.
  2. In the Navigation pane, locate an object.
  3. Right-click the object and choose Properties.
  4. Choose Get Info if you are using a Mac.

  5. In the left pane, click Components.
  6. Click to select columns to view. You can also resize columns to display more information.
  7. Click Filter to eliminate results by Type, Owner, and Date Modified.
  8. Right-click a component to view its properties or dependents.
  9. Click Export to export the results in .csv format.

View Dependent Objects

Let's view objects that are dependent on another object. For example, if you view a report's dependents, you see all the reports, documents, and other objects that are dependent on the report. Viewing the dependents of an attribute displays the metrics, reports, hierarchy, and other objects dependent on that attribute.

  1. Open the Workstation window.
  2. In the Navigation pane, locate an object.
  3. Right-click the object and choose Properties.
  4. Choose Get Info if you are using a Mac.

  5. In the left pane, click Dependents.

    The listing displays the direct dependents of the selected object. For example, attribute A is used to create Report R. Report R is also a dataset of Dossier D. When you view the dependents of attribute A, only Report R appears in the list. However, the Review Recursive Dependents button provides a list of all direct and indirect dependents, so both A and R appear.

  6. Click to select columns to view. You can also resize columns to display more information.
  7. Click Filter to eliminate results by Type, Owner, and Date Modified. You also use the search bar to refine your results.
  8. Right-click an object its properties or dependents. You can also delete the object if it has no dependents.
  9. Click Export to export the results in .csv format.