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.


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 the images to view sample object data.

The Moon object page

Choose an object and try these steps:

  • Edit some information. Change a title, date, 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.


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


Let's start by exploring the Core Blueprint. It includes the global data fields that also appear in the other two sample Blueprints (Artwork and Specimen).

Core Blueprint

Give these actions a try:

  • Add a new row (choose one, two, or three columns).
  • Reorder the rows (via drag and drop, right side of the row).
  • Delete a row by clicking or tapping the red “x” (left side of the row).

To open a new field, or to edit an existing one, click on the pencil icon at upper right. You’ll see Field Label and Type.

Blueprint Field

  • Try changing a field label. Note: you can’t rename the Title field label.
  • Select another type for a field (choices are: Short Text, Long Text, Select, DataSet, Tags, Number, Date, Section Heading, Spacer, and Empty).
  • Toggle on the Required switch.
  • Click or tap on Notes. Add some sample instructions (for example, “Don’t use abbreviations”).
  • Click the green check mark when you're finished updating.
  • When you make changes, always remember to save using the button at lower right.

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


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.

Now that you’re a Sandbox Pro, create your own Base and start putting your own objects in order!

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