Working with categories

You can manage your folder objects (such as import specifications) by storing them in categories. In this way you can keep folder objects together by user or by case.

Categories appear as folders, with similar behavior to Windows Explorer folders, and you navigate the folders in a similar way.

Notice that categories:
  • Cannot be renamed.
  • Disappear when you delete the last item in them and then close the dialog.

Access to the contents of some categories may only be available if you are a member of a particular user group.

When you create a new folder object, you may be prompted to specify a category and access restrictions. This depends on the setting of Prompt for category when saving folder objects in the Options dialog (available from Tools > Feature Availability in iBase). If you are not prompted to specify a category when you save an item, then it is saved by default in either a General category or in the default category defined in the Options dialog. By default, the access to a folder object may be public, private or restricted to a folder object control group.

Note: System administrators can restrict access to folder objects by users according to their membership of Folder Object Control groups. Alternatively, you can make useful definitions available for general use. Folder Object Control groups and their members are specified in the database design.

Access control is set on individual folder objects, not on categories.

To move items between categories, you need to use iBase rather than iBase Designer.