Exploring MDS Explorer

Recently, I posted about my colleague Olivier’s MDS Explorer tool, which is a great way to get a look inside your MDS repository.  I have been playing around with it a little bit, nothing much really, just some cosmetic stuff, but you might like to take a look at it.

I made it format the documents nicely with proper indentation, and with line numbers and a nicer editor.  It also will warn you if you are about to open a large document so that you know it has not crashed, but that you just have to be patient.  And I added some icons and stuff.  There is even a nice Dora the Explorer picture hiding in there for those who care to look for it Smile

Here is an example of looking at a composite (Arrays).  You can see all the files in the composite on the left hand side, and I have a BPMN process open in the editor pane on the right.  This is connected to a database MDS under BPM  It also allows you to connect to a file-based MDS.


Note that you can go ahead and edit the files directly in here and save the changes to MDS – if you are game!

If you want to play with this, you can grab it from my branch in Olivier’s Subversion repository on java.net – it has IDE files for NetBeans 7.2 in that branch.

About Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson is an Architect (an "IC6") in the Fusion Middleware Central Development Team at Oracle. Mark's job is to make Fusion Middleware easy to use in the cloud and at home, for developers and operations folks, with special focus on continuous delivery, configuration management and provisioning - making it simple to manage the configuration of complex environments and applications built with Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware and Fusion Applications, on-premise and in the cloud. Before joining this team, Mark was a senior member of the A-Team since 2010, and worked in Sales Consulting at Oracle since 2006 and various roles at IBM since 1994.
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