What is Pathfinder
Pathfinder provides a visual method to select a path to view attributes from a linked design or interface. Pathfinder then generates the code that defines the path and can be used within a query, see also AQS path for more information.
Here’s a quick description of where to find the key parts of the Pathfinder.
The centre portion of the Pathfinder displays the initial design you selected. As you develop a path it provides a graphical view of the path.
Select path and attributes
When you select a design and the attributes you want to include in a query they are displayed on the right. You can edit the list of attributes within the panel.
The search bar allows you to refine the list of designs and interfaces when navigating as well as looking for specific attributes that appear in the attributes list.
This allows you to manually navigate designs and interfaces to create complex paths.
Attribute list / Navigate list
Selecting a design displays a list of attributes associated with the design in the attribute list on the left. This allows you to select attributes to include in a query. Selected attributes are ticked and also appear in the right hand panel.
When you use the Navigation tool the Navigate panel is displayed with a list of available designs and interfaces, see Complex path selection.
Quick select arrows
Certain attributes have quick selection arrows that allow you to navigate to a design or interface directly without having to manually navigate a path.
When you have completed building your path and selecting attributes use this button to complete the process and return to the previous task.
Copy path options
There are two copy path options that allow you to obtain the code text behind the path you have created. The code is copied to the clipboard and can be retrieved by pasting into a third party application. This is particularly useful if you are using the API directly as these can be used within parts of a query.