The menu bar is located across the top of the Portfolio Setup screen. It provides a set of menus that contain commands to perform various functions. 

The File menu is used to manage the Portfolio object. 

New Portfolio creates a new Portfolio object on this Portfolio Setup screen. (A Portfolio object open at the moment will be closed, and if any changes to it have not been saved, a warning message will appear.) This command is unavailable if a new “empty” Portfolio object is opened. 

Open Portfolio opens the “Select Portfolio” dialog box with a list of existing Portfolio objects. You can select an object from the list to view or modify its properties. (A Portfolio object open at the moment will be closed, and if any changes to it have not been saved, a warning message will appear.) 

Open new Portfolio editor screen opens a new Portfolio Setup screen. No Portfolio object is open on it. 

Save Portfolio saves changes made to the open Portfolio object. This command is unavailable if there are no changes to save. 

Save Portfolio as saves the open Portfolio object under a new name. 

Rename Portfolio opens the Rename Portfolio dialog box to type the new name of the open Portfolio object. (You can also type an optional comment related to the object in this dialog box.) 

Delete Portfolio deletes the open Portfolio object. Before deleting, a confirmation message appears. This command is unavailable if the object has just been created and not yet saved, i.e. does not exist. 

Batch Operations opens commands that can perform actions upon a group of Portfolio objects. When you point to Batch Operations, another menu appears. This menu contains only one command: Delete Portfolios. 

Delete Portfolios opens the Select Portfolio dialog box with a list of existing Portfolio objects. You can select one or more objects to delete them at a time. Before deleting, a confirmation message appears. 

Track current Portfolio history opens the “History for <name of Portfolio object>” dialog box with a list of all previously saved versions of the open Portfolio object. You can select one version to roll back to. The Portfolio object with those specified properties will then be opened. (A version open at the moment will be closed, and if any changes have not been saved, a warning message will appear.) This command is unavailable if this Portfolio object has never been saved, i.e. no previously saved version exists. 

View/Override Locks opens the Lock Frame dialog box with the list of Portfolio objects being used (i.e. locked) at the moment by ControllerView® users. This list is structured as a hierarchical tree to simplify the search for an object (see the following figure). If you have the appropriate user rights you can release (i.e. unlock) such Portfolio objects to start working with them. To do this, right-click these objects, and then click Remove Lock(s). 

Save as a Favorite creates a shortcut to the open Portfolio object. This shortcut is saved as a Favorite object in the Favorites pane. 

Exit closes the Portfolio Setup screen. (If the open Portfolio object has unsaved changes, a warning message will appear.) 

The Edit menu is used to manage the Portfolio nodes of the tree on the Portfolio Structure tab (see the following figure). This menu is available only if the Portfolio Structure tab is opened. 

Add a new node adds a new child node to a selected parent node with a default name (e.g. NewNode_001). You can rename a selected node by: 

  • double-clicking it 
  • right-clicking it and clicking Rename selected node 

 Delete selected node(s) deletes a selected node or a group of nodes.

Rename selected node allows you to edit the name of the selected node by typing a new name in place of the current name and pressing Enter. 

Cut node(s) deletes a selected node or a node group and copies it to the Clipboard. 

Copy node(s) copies a selected node or a node group to the Clipboard 

Paste node(s) inserts content from the Clipboard as a child node or a child node group to a selected parent node. If a sibling node with the same name exists, the system renames the inserted node <name>_copy_1, <name>_copy_2, etc. 

Paste node as opens the Paste as a dialog box where you can rename the selected node. Clicking OK will paste the renamed node as a child node to a selected parent node. 

Note: The Edit menu commands duplicate some of the toolbar buttons on the Portfolio Structure tab with identical names and similar shortcut menu commands. 

The Search menu is used to search for the values applied in the conditions within the open Portfolio object. This menu is available only if the Portfolio Structure tab is opened. 

When you point to Find in portfolio(s), a submenu opens. It contains the following commands. 

Find a node by name searches for a node using the name you enter in the open dialog box. 

Find a field used in condition searches for a condition with the field that you enter in the open dialog box. 

Find shorthand condition searches for an available shorthand condition applied to the Portfolio object using the name you enter in the open dialog box. 

Find a value used in condition searches for a condition with the value that you enter in the open dialog box. 

Find next searches for another match using the specified options of the last find operation. 

Find previous takes you to the previous match using the specified options of the last find operation. 

The Tools menu is available only when the Portfolio Structure tab is opened. This menu contains the following commands. 

  

Generate conditions for Aggregation (if checked) generates Conditions used by a FreeFormReport object. For more information, see the “Free Form Report Setup” document. 

Copy to clipboard condition identifying the node copies the conditions associated with the node you selected in the Portfolio hierarchy. You can then insert the copied conditions to other nodes on the Conditions sub-tab using the Paste conditions from the clipboard button. 

The Actions menu contains commands that open the Portfolio Execution and Portfolio Viewer screens. 

Execute Portfolio opens the Portfolio Execution screen where you can specify the date (AsOfDate) and instance key parameters to execute a task of the Portfolio object. Successful execution results in classifying and aggregating the data of instances of the DataModel objects used by this Portfolio object and generating the respective resulting Portfolio instance for the specified date and instance key parameters. For information about the Portfolio execution process, see the “Portfolio Execution” document. 

View Portfolio opens the Portfolio Viewer screen, which is used to view and organize data in a Portfolio instance and perform other relevant actions. For information about how to manage this data, see the “Portfolio Viewer” document. 

The Reports menu provides information relevant to the open Portfolio object structure in the form of a report in various file formats. The report can also be printed. 

Fields Report creates a report (file) in .xml format. This report contains a list of fields used in logical conditions specified in all the nodes of the Portfolio structure (see the “Conditions” sub-tabs on the “Portfolio Structure” tab). Be noted that this list includes only “local” conditions (i.e. specified within the Portfolio object), and does not include “shorthand” conditions (i.e. specified in the inserted Shorthand objects). 

Print Portfolio documentation prints the list of properties specified for the open Portfolio object or saves it to a .pdf file. This list is represented as a table divided into several sections. Each section corresponds to a certain tab of the “Portfolio Setup” screen. Before printing, you can adjust the page settings, such as paper size, orientation, and font, and preview the output. 

Compare Portfolio to open the “Select Portfolio” dialog box with a list of existing Portfolio objects. You can select an object from the list to compare its properties with the properties of the open Portfolio object. The result of this comparison is represented as a report, which can be printed or saved to a .pdf file. 

Dependencies report for Portfolio opens the “Dependencies of Portfolio” dialog box that lists ControllerView® objects and entities on which the open Portfolio object depends or from which it is referred. 

The Help menu provides you with information about the Portfolio Setup screen and the product version. 

Help on using this screen opens the document providing a functionality description of the Portfolio Setup screen (this document). 

Portfolio Definition ‘how to’ opens the document providing explanations of how to create and use a Portfolio object. 

About opens the Info box with information about the current ControllerView® version and build.