Mark Objects

The object explorer allows you to enhance your work on objects with marking and locking. When you mark an object, its version list is updated with # at the beginning. This makes it easy to select them in the Object Designer or place filters on the object table in other places.

Marking helps you bring out objects that you intend to work with. You can mark objects in the object explorer in either of the following ways:
  • Select one or more lines and click Mark Selection on the Actions tab of the ribbon.

Mark Objects with the Object Explorer
Mark Objects with the Object Explorer

  • Have the program mark objects contained in a file by clicking Mark Objects with Import File on the Actions tab of the ribbon and then browsing to the appropriate object file in every object manager file format like FOB, TXT, FIB, FLD, OBP and OBJ format.

Marks Objects with Import File
Marks Objects with Import File


To remove marks, use the buttons on the Actions tab of the ribbon in the object explorer:
  • Select one or more marked objects and then click Remove Marks to remove marks from the selected objects.
  • Click Remove all Marks to remove marks from all database objects.

You can also mark and unmark objects when using the following Object Manager Advanced tools:
  • Project and transport cards
  • Import Objects worksheet
  • Search String in C/AL Code
  • Compare tools
  • Check License
  • Translation tool
  • C/AL History

Mark Objects on Project Card
Mark Objects on Project Card


The use of these tools is described in the other sections of the guide.

In case marking is locked in Object Manager Setup, other users get a warning if someone else is already using the marking functionality.

Lock Marking
Lock Marking


If you choose yes the mark-lock will be transferred to you and all other users will be prompted if they want to use the marking functionality.