Objects found by a search appear in the Registry Objects area.
The Registry Objects area consists of the following:
Buttons that are labeled Apply, Approve, Deprecate, Undeprecate, Relate, and Delete, which allow you to perform actions on objects. You must be the object’s creator or a registry administrator to perform any of these actions.
A found objects display consisting of a search results table. For most objects, the table contains the following columns:
Pick checkbox. Select any two objects to activate the Relate button. See Creating Relationships Between Objects for details.
Details link. Click this link to open the Details area directly below the Registry Objects area (see Viewing Object Details).
Object Type field.
Pin checkbox. See To Use the Pin Feature for details.
For ExtrinsicObject objects, the display has two additional columns: Content Version and Content Version Comment. These columns apply to the repository item for the ExtrinsicObject.
For two kinds of objects, the Version and VersionComment columns are replaced by other content:
ExternalLink objects: External URI
ServiceBinding objects: Endpoint
The Pin feature of the user interface allows you to hold one or more objects in the Registry Objects area while you search for other objects. You can then create a relationship between two objects. See Creating Relationships Between Objects for details on how to perform this task.
Click Search and execute a query.
In the Registry Objects area, select the Pin checkbox for the object or objects that you want to hold there.
Execute another query.
The pinned object(s) and the search results for the second query all appear in the Registry Objects area.
When you have finished using a pinned object, deselect the Pin checkbox for the object. When you execute another query, the object will not appear in the Registry Objects area.