Hierarchical Project Table

Working with the New Project Table

The Project Table tracks and displays all the entries in your project, along with their associated data. To open this panel, choose Window > Project Table… from the top menu, or press Ctrl+T (Cmd+T) on your keyboard.

Note: Only some the new features of the table will be described below, since the emphasis here is on the new hierarchical project structure. For more about using the Project Table with the Workspace, see the Entry List section of the Workspace Navigator topic.

Organizing Your Project Entries

Grouping entries

To keep a set of entries together under a single label, select the entries using Ctrl-Click (Cmd-Click) or Shift-Click, then right-click one of them and choose Group > New…. Enter a title at the prompt and click Create to complete the action. The group title will appear on a green header row above the entries, with the entry count beside it.

Note that if the selected entries were inside an existing group, the new group will be added to the original group, as a subgroup.

Working with groups:

    • To move a group, press your mouse down on the group header and drag it to its new destination. Drop it on an entry row to move it directly below that row. Drop it on a group header to add it to the group, at the bottom.
    • To move entries into or out of a group, select the entries and drag them to their new location. You can also use the right-click menu: Group > Move To… lets you add the entries to a different group or ungroup them, while Move To Row… lets you enter a row number as the destination.
    • To dissolve a group, right-click the group header and choose Ungroup from the menu, or select all the entries and drag them to a new location.
Tip: Pressing Esc while dragging cancels the move and returns the items to their original location.


Tracking included items

To track included items in a group, look at the In column of the group header row. A number will appear if any of the group’s entries are currently included in the Workspace. The number is the total count of included entries for that group, across all subgroups.

Tracking selected items

To track selected items in a group, look at the background color on the group header row. If it is a deep green color, then all the entries in that group are selected. If it is a pale gray-green color, then some but not all of the entries in the group are selected. If it is the default gray, then none of the group’s entries are selected.

Creating Shortcuts

If you frequently work with a small subset of the entries in your project, you may want to create Shortcuts to make those entries easier to find.

Right-click the selected entries and choose Add Shortcut from the menu. An exact copy of each row will appear above the table header, outside the scrolling zone. You can work with these Shortcuts - including/excluding, selecting/unselecting, locking/unlocking - and all changes will be mirrored in the original entries.

To remove a Shortcut, right-click either the Shortcut or the original entry and choose Remove Shortcut from the menu.

Working with entry properties

Many of the scientific tasks in Maestro add data to your project in the form of entry properties. The Property Tree can help you locate these properties and show (or hide) them in the table.

    • To find properties, browse the Property Tree and expand the relevant application folders, or use the Search bar at the top of the pane to locate a property by name.
    • To show a property in the table, check the empty box beside the property name.
    • To remove a column from the table, clear the checkbox next to the property name - or right-click the column header in the table and choose Hide.

Coloring cells and rows

    • Coloring cells. To create a heat map within a column or highlight cells with certain values, right-click the column header and choose Color by Property Value > Show Color. A settings dialog will open, letting you define one or more rules for coloring the column. To hide the colors without deleting the rules, click the Show Color menu again.
    • Coloring rows. To highlight whole rows based on a property value, or to color them with a single color, select the rows, then right-click and choose Color Rows… from the menu. To pick a property value, click the small icon next to the property box. If no rules have been defined for the selected property, the settings dialog will open when you click OK.

Topics covered in this Webinar:

Webinar 7

Hierarchical Project Table

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