Object Explorer

Object Explorer lets you easily find and manage Fusion objects within a specific app and across multiple apps in an entire Fusion deployment.

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An object is something that has a specific function in a Fusion app, such as an index pipeline or Spark job. It is often something that you configure. An app is an object. Several object types are groups that group other objects. For more information about object types, see Object types.

What you can do in Object Explorer

In Object Explorer, you can explore objects.

Note
Which objects you can explore depends on the permissions that your security realm and user definition grant you. As the user admin, you can explore all objects supported by Object Explorer.
  • Determine which objects are in which apps – You can determine which objects are in the current app, in any app, in no apps, and in any app or no apps. When you navigate to an object, you can display the apps that the object is in.

  • View and navigate between related objects – In Object Explorer, related objects are connected by lines. Clicking an object moves it to the center of the Object Explorer window and displays related objects around it.

  • View related objects – When you select an object, Object Explorer centers and displays related objects around it, connected by lines, for example:

    Object Explorer

  • Perform some management tasks – You can perform some management tasks inside Object Explorer. For example, you can schedule jobs and tasks from Object Explorer. For other management tasks, Object Explorer takes you to where you need to be.

  • Add and remove objects (Advanced feature) – When you create an app, it consists of objects. When you create additional apps, Fusion can share some objects across apps. Shared objects are in the _shared system group, and they have multiple dots on them, one for each app they are in.

    In some cases, you might want to remove an object from an app (undo sharing) or add an object to an app. For example, after configuring a parser in one app, you could share the parser with other apps, without having to share things you don’t want to share, for example, the collection.

Object types

You can explore these types of objects with Object Explorer:

app object App

job object Spark job or task

collection object Collection

datasource object Datasource

index pipeline object Index pipeline

parser object Parser

query pipeline object Query pipeline

generic object A generic icon that is currently used for query profiles, index profiles, blobs, and experiments

recommendations group object Recommendations group

system group object System group

user-defined group object User-defined group or Fusion-defined group that isn’t a system group