2.2. The Home Screen

The Home view or the "landing page" is the default view for the application. There are two menu items available in this view: Authoring and Deployment, besides the Home menu option.

The following screen shows what the Home view looks like:

Figure 2.1. Business central home screen

A screenshot of the BRMS Home Screen
The main menu contains the links to the Home page and all available perspectives.
The perspective menu contains menus for the selected perspective.
The perspective area contains the perspective tools (here the home page with links to individual perspectives and their views), such as views and editors.

2.2.1. Perspectives

Business Central provides the following groups of perspectives accessible from the main menu:

  • Authoring group:

    • Project Authoring perspective contains:

      • The Project Explorer view with the overview of available repository structure, and information on available resources, such as, business process definitions, form definitions, and others.
      • The editor area on the right of the Project Explorer view, where the respective editor appears when a resource is opened.
      • The Messages view with validation messages.
    • Contributors perspective enables you to view the number of commits sorted by the organizational unit, repository, author, and other criteria.
    • Artifact Repository perspective contains a list of jars which can be added as dependencies. The available operations in this perspective are upload/download artifact and open (view) the pom.xml file.

      The view is available for users with the admin role only.

    • Administration perspective contains:

      • The File Explorer view with available asset repositories
      • The editor area on the right of the File Explorer view, where the respective editor appears when a resource is opened.

        The Administration perspective allows an administrator to connect a Knowledge Store to a repository with assets and to create a new repository. For more information, see the Red Hat JBoss BRMS Administration and Configuration Guide.

        The view is available for users with the admin role only.

  • Deploy group:

    • Rule Deployments perspective contains a list of the deployed Realtime Decision Server templates and containers associated with the templates.
  • Tasks group:

    • Task List perspective contains a list of Tasks produced by Human Task of the Process instances or produced manually. Only Tasks assigned to the logged-in user are visible. It allows you to claim Tasks assigned to a group you are a member of.
  • Extensions

    • PlugIn Management perspective enables you to customize and create new Business Central perspectives and plugins.
    • Apps perspective enables you to browse, categorize and open custom perspective plugins.
    • Data Sets perspective enables you to define and connect to external data sets.