This tutorial covers using the Java/Swing-based 'Registry Browser Java UI' client. A separate tutorial covers the HTML-based 'thin client'.
The Registry Browser Java UI has a simple interface which hides a great deal of functionality.
This chapter of the tutorial introduces you to the basic features of the Registry Browser Java UI. After reading this chapter you should:
When you start up the ebxmlrr Registry Browser Java UI you will see a window that looks like Figure 2.1. This is the window you will see every time you open the browser. At this point there the browser looks very simple and, in fact, it is. There is very little you can do without being connected to a registry.
Connecting to a registry is accomplished by either choosing
one from the drop down menu or manually typing
in the URL of your registry in the Registry Location dialog box. If you
do not have a registry set up, you may use our test registry for most
sections of the tutorial. To connect to the test
registry select the following URL from the drop down menu:
See Figure 2.2
You must restart the browser for the configuration changes to take effect.
Once you are connected to a registry the window will change to look like Figure 2.3
The six buttons on the tool bar that control the majority of the Registry Browser Java UI tasks are:
The buttons in the toolbar are highlighted in Figure 2.4
In addition to the main buttons there is the main menu which contain three entries: File, View, and Help. Clicking on one the items will bring up a sub menu with options to choose from. The contents and functionality of each entity is listed below:
The buttons in the menu bar are highlighted in Figure 2.5
At any given time the browser operates in either Read-only mode or Editable mode. You control these two modes by logging off from or on to the browser.
When you first start the browser, it is in read-only mode. In this mode you are presented with restricted capabilities and are not allowed to create, modify, or delete data in the registry. In this mode most dialogs only show a 'Cancel' button and do not show an 'OK' button. Context-sensitive popup menus (right click) do not include entries for actions such as 'Edit', 'Insert', or 'Remove'.
The browser reverts from editable mode to read-only mode whenever you log off.
When you successfully log on, the browser enters editable mode. In this mode you are presented with additional capabilities and are allowed to create, modify or delete data in the registry (within the limits set by the access control policies in the registry).
The Classification Scheme Dialog displays ClassificationSchemes and Concepts within the registry. ClassificationSchemes are used to classify or categorize objects in the registry using unique Concepts defining valid values within that ClassificationScheme.
To open the Classification Scheme Dialog, click the Show Classification Scheme/ Concept Dialog Button (). A pop-up window appears with a listing of all the Classification Schemes. See Figure 2.6.
You can now use this window to browse through all the classification schemes. If you click on a scheme that is linked to classification nodes/concepts, a little magnifying glass will appear beside the chosen scheme. Click on the magnifying glass and the classification scheme will expand showing all the linked classification nodes. You can apply this method to view subsequent classification nodes where applicable. Click on the magnifying glass again to collapse the classification schemes. See Figure 2.7.