You can use View Administrator user-interface features to navigate View Pages and to find, filter, and sort View objects.

View Administrator includes many common user interface features. For example, the navigation pane on the left side of each page directs you to other View Administrator pages. The search filters let you select filtering criteria that are related to the objects you are searching for.

View Administrator Navigation and Display Features describes a few additional features that can help you to use View Administrator.

View Administrator Navigation and Display Features

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Navigating backward and forward in View Administrator pages.

Click the Back button in the upper left corner of a View Administrator page to go to the previously displayed View Administrator page. Click the Forward button to return to the current page.

Do not use your browser's Back button. This button displays the View Administrator log-in page.

Multicolumn sorting

You can sort View objects in a variety of ways by using multicolumn sorting.

Click a heading in the top row of a View Administrator table to sort the View objects in alphabetical order based on that heading.

For example, in the Inventory > Desktops page, you can click Pool to sort desktops by the pools that contain them.

The number 1 appears next to the heading to indicate that it is the primary sorting column. You can click the heading again to reverse the sorting order, indicated by an up or down arrow.

To sort the View objects by a secondary item, Ctrl+click another heading.

For example, in the Desktops table, you can click Users to perform a secondary sort by users to whom the desktops are dedicated. A number 2 appears next to the secondary heading. In this example, desktops are sorted by pool and by users within each pool.

You can continue to Ctrl+click to sort all the columns in a table in descending order of importance.

Press Ctrl+Shift and click to deselect a sort item.

For example, you might want to display the desktops in a pool that are in a particular state and are stored on a particular datastore. You can click Inventory > Pools, click the pool ID, click the Datastore heading, and Ctrl+click the Status heading.

Selecting View objects and displaying View object details

In View Administrator tables that list View objects, you can select an object or display object details.

To select an object, click anywhere in the object's row in the table. At the top of the page, menus and commands that manage the object become active.

To display object details, double-click the left cell in the object's row. A new page displays the object's details.

For example, on the Inventory > Pools page, click anywhere in an individual pool's row to activate commands that affect the pool.

Double-click the Pool ID cell in the left column to display a new page that contains details about the pool.

Expanding dialog boxes to view details

You can expand View Administrator dialog boxes to view details such as desktop names and user names in table columns.

To expand a dialog box, place your mouse over the dots in the lower right corner of the dialog box and drag the corner.