Object Maintenance window

The Object Maintenance window allows you to:

  • create a new object
  • view the existing elements and attributes for an object
  • view the existing booking and loan status for an object
  • view any tasks that have been associated with the object.

Note: You can only view and maintain objects that you have security permissions for. If you cannot see any objects, ask your system administrator to check your object security permissions. See Object Maintenance - Security tab.

 Opening the Object Maintenance window

To open the Object Maintenance window:

  1. Select Module > Object > Object Maintenance from the main menu.
    The General tab of the Object Maintenance window is displayed.
    Tip: You can also access object maintenance functions by clicking .
  2. Select the object in the left-hand grid.

The Object Maintenance window has two main sections:

  • The object tree on the left side of the screen, which shows a hierarchical view of all objects in your organisation.
  • The object details section on the right-hand side of the screen, which displays the details related to the currently selected object.

Navigating the object hierarchy

To navigate through the object hierarchy tree you can either:

  • Use your mouse to click on the plus (plus) sign next to a parent object to view the objects under it.
  • Use the navigation buttons above the object hierarchy tree in the Object Management window to move up and down the tree.
  • Press one of the following keyboard shortcut keys:
  • Shift + Alt + Home to move to the first object.
  • Shift + Alt + End to move to the last object.
  • Up arrow to move to the previous object.
  • Down arrow to move to the next object.

Tip: Select the object tree, right click and select Set as root on your top level item of relevance. For example, Library for library staff. If you no longer want to use this object as the top of the tree, right click and select Revert to Main Root.

Object Maintenance window key fields and buttons




Auto Expand

Select to expand each section in the object tree hierarchy when you use the navigation buttons or shortcut keys to navigate through the object tree hierarchy.
If not selected, click on the plus (+) sign next to each parent object to view its related objects.


Select to prevent the objects from being moved in the navigation pane.
Clear if you need to move objects within the hierarchy.

Active Only

Clear to display both active and inactive objects.

Grid Mode

Select to display the objects in the left-hand pane in a grid style, instead of the default tree hierarchy style.
Grid display:

Hierarchical tree display:




Add a new object. See Creating new objects.

Delete the selected object.
The following window is displayed.

To confirm the deletion:

  1. Type delete.
  2. Click .
    Tip: You do not need to worry about typing uppercase characters.

Find an object. See Searching for objects.

Undo the last changes made in an object details field.

Active only when Grid Mode is selected. Filter displays the Object Search window to allow you to choose to only display objects fitting certain criteria that you select. For example, you can choose to only display computer objects.

Move to the first object.

Move to the previous object.

Move to the next object.

Move to the last object.