When you view or edit repository objects in the workspace, complete the following tasks to navigate the workspace easily:
The Designer includes the Find Next and Find in Workspace tools to help you find columns or ports in repository objects or strings in the output window.
Use the Find Next tool to search for a column or port name in:
With the Find Next tool, you can search one object at a time. You cannot search multiple objects at the same time. Use Find Next in each Designer tool. Select a single transformation or click in the Output window before performing the search.
The Designer saves the last 10 strings searched in the Find Next box on the Standard toolbar.
To find a column or port name:
Tip: The search is not case sensitive.
Tip: You can also press F3 to search for the string.
Find in Workspace
You can search for a string in the Save, Generate, or Validate tabs in the Output window. The Find in Workspace tool searches for a field name or transformation name in all transformations in the workspace.
The Find in Workspace tool lets you to search all of the transformations in the workspace for port or transformation names. You can search for column or port names or table names matching the search string. You can specify whether to search across all names in the workspace, or across the business name of a table, column, or port.
You can also choose to search for whole word matches for the search string or matches which match the case of the search string.
To find a column, port, or transformation name in the workspace:
Iconizing and Restoring Workspace Objects
Each Designer tool displays different objects in the workspace. You might view source definitions, target definitions, transformations, mapplets, or entire mappings, depending on which tool you have open. The Designer can display repository objects in the following forms:
Iconizing Workspace Objects
You can iconize objects in the workspace.
To iconize workspace objects:
To select more than one object, Shift-click or Ctrl-click multiple objects. You can also select multiple objects by clicking Edit > Select All or dragging a rectangle around those objects.
Tip: You can also right-click and select Arrange All Iconic.
Restoring Workspace Objects
You can restore iconized objects to normal size.
To restore iconized workspace objects to normal size:
You can also select multiple objects by clicking Edit > Select All or dragging a rectangle around those objects.
Tip: You can also restore an object by double-clicking the iconized object or right-clicking the object and selecting Arrange.
Arranging Workspace Objects
You can display specific pipelines in the Mapping Designer.
To display specific pipelines in the Mapping Designer:
Zooming the Workspace
You can zoom in and out of the workspace. Use the toolbar or the Layout menu options to set zoom levels. The toolbar has the following zoom options:
The Layout menu has the following zoom options:
When you add objects to a workspace, the Designer uses the magnification level of the other objects. The Designer saves the zoom level for each Designer tool in a folder when you exit.
Viewing the Workspace
You can maximize the workspace window by clicking View > Full Screen. You can see the Standard toolbar and the Transformation toolbar when you are in full screen view. The full screen view hides the menu, the Navigator and Output windows, and the title bar. To use the menu when you are in full screen view, point anywhere on the top of the screen to show the menu.
To go back to normal view, click the Close Full Screen button or press Esc.
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