Sandbox Tour

You created an Objects and Order Account – that’s terrific!

Now it’s time to check out the Sandbox and explore the MOON Object System.

Objects

From your Account page or the MOON landing page, navigate to your Sandbox. Go to Objects, where you'll see 5 sample objects.

Object page with 5 objects

Click an object to view sample data.

  • Edit some information. Change a title or update the description.
  • Click the Save button at lower right.
  • Below the object's title, you'll see Blueprint information. Switch to another Blueprint using the dropdown. The fields you see will update automatically.

Copernicus object page

Blueprints

Select Blueprints from the menu. You’ll see 3 sample Blueprints: Core, Artwork, and Specimen.

Blueprints

Let's start by checking out the Core Blueprint. It includes global data fields that also appear in the other two sample Blueprints.

Give these actions a try:

  • Add a field by selecting one of the field type options at left.
  • Reorder the rows via drag and drop using the tabs (right side of the row).
  • Delete a row by clicking or tapping the “x” (left side of the row).

Core Blueprint

To open a new field, or to edit an existing one, double click the field or choose Edit from the dropdown in the upper right (...).

  • Edit a field label. Note: you can’t rename the Title field label.
  • Select another field type (choices are: Short Text, Long Text, Select, File Select, DataSet, Switch, Date, Tags, Number, Section Heading, and Spacer).
  • Toggle on the Required switch.
  • Click or tap on Notes. Add some sample instructions (for example, “Don’t use abbreviations”).

Click the x at upper right you're finished updating. When you make changes, always remember to save.

Blueprint Field

For more information and tips on Blueprints, see Art of the Blueprint

DataSets

Go back to the Blueprints page. You’ll see DataSets on the right. DataSets are controlled, selectable options for fields that can be used in any Blueprint.

Let's look at the Department DataSet, which is used in our sample Blueprints.

.DataSet with Department options

Add another department to the list by selecting Add Option. Remember to save. When you input object information, the new department will appear as one of the selectable options.

For more information and tips on DataSets, see Using DataSets.


Experiment all you like with Objects, Blueprints, and DataSets. Your Sandbox will always be here for you to try new ideas and layouts.

Want to reset your Sandbox? Just go to Settings.

.Reset your Sandbox


Now that you’re a Sandbox Pro, create your own Base and start putting your own objects in order! Try your Base free for 7 days (no credit card required).


Image Captions:
James Nasmyth. Copernicus, 1867. The Art Institute of Chicago
Fossil Moon Snail, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Claude Mellan. Full Moon, 1635. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Moon Face, 1885–95. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
John Adams Whipple and James Wallace Black. The Moon, 1857–60. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Robert O. Dougan Collection, Gift of Warner Communications Inc., 1981