Manage projects and the file system

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1. Overview

This article shows you how to add a new project and use the File Explorer to manage the file system in Dundas BI.

A project lets you organize related work in Dundas BI and collaborate with other users who have access to the same project. See Working with projects for more details.

2. Add a new project

To add a new project in Dundas BI, go to the main menu and click the Admin button.

Access admin functions from the main menu
Access admin functions from the main menu

This launches the Admin screen which presents a categorized list of admin options on the left. Click the Projects & File System category heading to expand it.

Click Projects to see the list of existing projects on the right. Then click Add project.

Click Projects and then Add project
Click Projects and then Add project

In the Create a New Project dialog, type a name for the new project.

Enter a name for the new project
Enter a name for the new project

If you're using multi-tenancy and have existing tenants, you can choose a tenant to be associated with the new project (not shown above).

Select the Active Project option if you want the new project to be set as the active/current project after it has been created.

By default, the Everyone group will be given Read access to the new project. If you want to change this, select the Configure Permissions option. This will open the Security dialog once the project has been created, letting you adjust the privileges on the new project.

Configure security privileges for the new project
Configure security privileges for the new project

The Projects list is updated with the newly added project.

Project was created
Project was created

3. View the list of projects

In the Admin screen, click Projects & File System, and then click Projects to see a list of the projects in the system.

For any project in the list, click its Edit icon on the right to open the Properties dialog. This lets you view or modify the settings for the project, including its security privileges.

Project properties
Project properties

To delete a project from the Projects list, click the Delete icon on the right and confirm the operation. Note that the built-in <GLOBAL> project cannot be deleted.

You can also make a copy of an existing project by clicking its Duplicate Project icon on the right. You'll be asked to enter a name for the copy and also have the option to configure its security privileges.

Duplicate a project
Duplicate a project

4. Using the File Explorer

All of your work items in Dundas BI, such as data cubes and dashboards, are treated as files within the Dundas BI file system.

The File Explorer lets you navigate Dundas BI projects and the files and folders they contain. You can perform operations such as:

  • Toggle checkboxes on all projects, files, and folders using a toolbar option.
  • Check or uncheck all checkboxes from the toolbar.
  • Apply a batch operation on selected files, such as check in, check out, transfer check out, and deletion.
  • Right-click on an individual file and perform operations on it such as Edit or Publish.
  • Hover over an OLAP measure/hierarchy to see the unique name in a tooltip.
  • Hover over a data cube measure/hierarchy to see the description and unique name in a tooltip.
  • Search for files by typing in search terms or by entering the file ID (e.g., an error message indicates a problem with a file having a specific ID which you can look up here). This feature is also available in the Explore window.

To access the File Explorer, go to the Admin screen, click Projects & File System on the left, and then click File Explorer.

File Explorer
File Explorer

Tooltip showing description and unique name
Tooltip showing description and unique name

Search for a data cube given its file ID
Search for a data cube given its file ID

Tip
You can't see a user's personal project (My Project) from the File Explorer. If you want to access another user's personal project, edit the user's account, scroll down, and click the user's project.

5. See also

 

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