Components Console components-console

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The Components console allows you to browse through all components defined for your instance and view key information for each component.

It can be accessed from Tools -> General -> Components. In the console, card and list view are available. Because there is no tree structure for components, column view is not available.


The Component Console shows all components in the system. The Component Browser shows components that are available to authors and hides any component groups that begin with a period ( .).

Search search-features

With the Content Only icon (top left) you can open the Search panel to search and/or filter the components:


Component Details component-details

To view details about a specific component tap/click on the required resource. Three tabs provide:

  • Properties


    On the Properties tab you can:

    • View the general properties of the component.

    • View how the icon or abbreviation has been defined for the component.

      • Clicking the source of the icon will take you to that component.
    • View the Resource Type and Resource Super Type (if defined) for the component.

      • Clicking the Resource Super Type will take you to that component.
    note note
    Because /apps is not editable at runtime, the Components Console is read-only.
  • Policies


  • Live Usage


    note caution
    Due to the nature of the information being collected for this view, it can take a while to be collated/displayed.
  • Documentation

    If the developer has provided documentation for the component, it will appear on the Documentation tab. If there is no documentation available, the Documentation tab will not be shown.