Tools

Matrix contains several tools that allow you to perform system-wide functions. The tools available on the system tools screen are shown in the figure below.

The tools menu
To access each of these tools:
  1. Click Tools in the Matrix toolbar.

  2. Select the tool you want to use.

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Available tools

Depending your your user account type, some tools may not be available to you from this menu.
Asset sorting tool

The asset sorting tool allows users to permanently reorder assets in the asset tree based on a standard asset field, such as asset ID or asset name, or an asset attribute field such as name or file for a Microsoft Word document.

Bulk file upload tool

This tool allows you to upload multiple files through the browser into a specified location. The type of asset used will be assigned based on the extension of each file you upload.

Clear Matrix cache tool

This tool allows you to clear or repopulate the Matrix cache for an asset. You can also create a one-off or repeating cron job using this tool. These options are similar to the cache manager’s options but are available to all users.

Clear Squid cache tool

This tool allows you to clear or repopulate the Matrix Squid cache for an asset. You can also create a one-off or repeating cron job using this tool.

Data search tool

This tool allows you to search for data stored in attributes and metadata fields throughout your Matrix system.

Export assets to XML tool

This tool allows you to take an asset and all its children and export its details to an XML file.

Export files tool

This tool allows you to export all file assets from a specific root node to an archive file. Any folder structure that may have been created in the asset tree can be optionally preserved in the export.

Export online quiz to XML tool

This tool allows you to export all assets relating to an online quiz in a format that complies with SCORM e-learning standards.

Import Assets from XML tool

This tool allows you to perform actions passed in from an XML file, including creating assets and setting metadata.

Mass clone tool

This tool allows you to make multiple copies of an asset to which you have access.

Re-indexing tool

This tool allows you to manually re-index either all or a section of your site for search purposes if search manager indexing is disabled.

Search and replace tool

This tool allows you to search for a string and replace it with a different value. You can select which part of the system you would like to search in and what types of assets.

Structured file import tool

This tool allows you to import Microsoft Word documents into Matrix and create a structured tree of standard pages. The tool converts the file to HTML, creating a new page for each heading it finds.

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