User interface

Folder

Data is organized in a familiar tree hierarchy of consisting of folders and files.

A. Favorites list

Three Favorites list are available for users

  1. Home (User name) lists the data owned by you, this list is only available to logged in user.
  2. Shared lists the data that is shared with you, this list is only available to logged in user.
  3. Public lists data that is accessible to anyone who can visit the site. 
    Visit the Data page, then from Ancestor menu File menu icon, select "Favorites", then choose "Public files".

B. Manage data 

All commands found under the File menu File menu icon are also available via mouse's Right click context menu.

  1. Create folders
    From File menu File menu icon, choose "New folder".
  2. Upload files
    1. From  File menu File menu icon, choose "Upload" command.
    2. Browse and select one or more files to upload. 
    3. Upload may also be performed via drag & drop into the empty table region.
    4. Maximum upload size for a single file is currently set to 2GB.
  3. Select one or more files or folders
    1. Select a single file/folder by clicking on corresponding row in the empty region.
    2. Select multiple items by first pressing shift/ctrl/command/windows key, then clicking on corresponding row of multiple files or folders.
  4. Edit description or meta data to any file or folder
    1. Select a file/folder then from File menu File menu icon, choose "Edit Description" command.
    2. Enter text or equations in LaTex or MathML format as desired.
    3. Save the "Edit Description" form.
  5. Download
    Select one or more multiple files or folders, then from File menu File menu icon, choose "Download" command.
  6. Copy/Delete/Duplicate/Move
    Select files/folders, then from File menu File menu icon, choose corresponding command.
  7. Search
    Enter a file extension (e.g. png) or a keyword (e.g. equations) in the search region. Search will match keywords from description and file contents, in addition to file/folder names.

C. Navigate data and lists

  1. Ancestor menu File menu icon provides an interface to traverse the path hierarchy and Favorites list (Home (Name), Shared, Public files).
  2. Breadcrumbs below main menu also allow traversing the path hierarchy.