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11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
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Catalog page

Use the Catalog page to locate objects in the catalog and perform tasks specific to those objects. The objects and options that are available to you are determined by your system privileges and the permissions assigned to individual folders and objects.

Use the Catalog page to:

For more information, see:


Folders pane

Use the "Folders pane" to display the catalog as a directory hierarchy or to display only those folders and objects that you created or that you marked as your favorites.

Search pane

Use the "Search pane" to provide search criteria and initiate a catalog search.

Catalog area

Use the "Catalog area" to view the results of your search, open folders to browse content, and initiate tasks specific to an object.

Tasks pane

Use the "Tasks pane" to initiate tasks specific to an object.

Preview pane

Use the "Preview pane" to preview the object that you selected in the Catalog area. This pane is not visible until you click the button to display it.


The buttons that are enabled for the toolbar vary between object types. The toolbar contains the following buttons:


Displays the directory path of a selected object. Use as a way to determine where you are within the directory structure.

Show Hidden Items

Select to display all object-related settings and data such as system privileges, metadata, and cached data. When you select this option, hidden folders, including the following folders, are displayed: _Portal, _Filters, _Prefs, _Alerts, _Agents, and _Delivers.

Catalog area

Use this area to view your search results and browse business intelligence objects and folders. If you use the full-text search, messages will display at the top of the Catalog area indicating the indexing status (indexing makes the objects available to the search) or if you need to refine your search.

You can also use this pane to perform object-specific tasks and to move objects by dragging and dropping them to different areas within the Catalog. You can drag and drop objects within the Catalog area or from the Catalog area to the "Folders pane."

This area is part of the "Catalog page."

For more information, see:



Use this list to specify which object type to display in the catalog area. Selecting an object type applies only to the folder that you are viewing and not to the whole catalog. For example, if you are viewing content in the /My Folders location and select the Dashboard object type, only the dashboards within the /My Folders location display in the Catalog area.


This field displays if you selected either the List or Descriptive view type in the Change list view type list located in the "Catalog page" toolbar.

Use this list to specify how you want to sort the objects in the Catalog area. By default, objects display in alphabetical order (A-Z). For example, you can select the Last Modified Ascending option to view the object chronologically.

Show More Details

This field displays if you selected the Descriptive view type in the Change list view type list located in the "Catalog page" toolbar.

Use to display more information about specific object types. For example, if the Catalog pane listing contains agents and you select the Show More Details option, the information listed with the agent includes last run, next run, recipient, and priority information.

Object/Folder Links

Use to view a list of catalog objects and to initiate a specific task from an object. The way in which the objects display in this area (for example, list or details) is determined by the view type selection that you made in the Change list view type list located in the "Catalog page" toolbar.

The tasks available for each object depend upon the object's type, the object's permissions, and your privileges. The tasks that display in the Catalog area also display in the "Tasks pane." For descriptions of these tasks, see "Tasks Options."

If the Catalog area displays results from a full-text search and those results contain dashboards, the Catalog area provides the Open with Search Filter option which, when clicked opens and applies the search criteria values as prompt values to the dashboard.