Finding object properties


Have you ever been working on a rule, and not been sure how to find out simple information like what its parent folder is? There are two ways to find out!

#1: Starting in Appian 7.5, all of our modern object design interfaces offer access to basic object metadata by clicking on the object's name in the top left. As of Appian 7.9, this includes interfaces, expression rules, data types, web APIs, sites, and applications.

See it in action here:

#2: Starting in Appian 7.9, you can select any object in the application designer and click Precedents. Its parent folder shows up in the resulting list. Starting in Appian 7.10, this works from the Objects view as well.

See it in action here:


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