Viewing Content

When you first log in to Posit Connect, you are shown the list of published content that you’re allowed to see. By default, you are shown a compact view listing the name, type, author, and when the content was last deployed.

Searching and filtering content

The list of content has options that allow you to filter the list or to search for specific content. If your screen is wide enough, Connect opens the Options panel automatically. Otherwise, you can open the floating Options panel by selecting the Options panel button, which looks like a mechanical gear.

The Options panel button.

In the Options panel, you can configure filters that remain as you navigate to content and back. Configured filters also remain when sharing the link to the content list.

Searching content

The search box allows you to search the name of the content as it was published, the title of the content if one has been added, or the author’s username, first name, or last name.

The search box with 'number guesser' entered by user.

At this time, the search must match only one of those fields. For example, if there is a Shiny application that is named “Number Guesser” that has been uploaded by Jane Doe, a search of “Doe Guesser” would not match that content.

Filtering content by type or visibility

You are shown the option to filter different types of content and to only be shown your content as opposed to all content you are allowed to see.

Screenshot of a section titled 'Owner' with radio buttons **All** and **Yours**.

Screenshot of a section titled 'Content Type' with radio buttons for 'Applications', 'Documents & Reports', 'Plots', and 'APIs'.

If you have administrator permissions, your visibility filters have different language and include the option to see a list of All Server Content. For security reasons, you still have to be added as a viewer to be able to view the actual content itself, but you can access the content page to alter runtime settings, alter schedules, or other administrative tasks.

Filtering content by tags

If your administrator has created a tag schema for your Connect server, you are shown tags that you can use to select certain classes of content. For example, a tag category could be called “Department” and have “HR” and “Sales” tags underneath it.

Tags can also be nested within other tags, so in the “Department” example above, “Sales” could have “Inbound” and “Outbound” tags nested beneath it.

A screenshot of a 'Department' tag category with 'HR' and 'Sales' selected at the first level and 'Inbound' selected beneath 'Sales'.

If we have selected “HR” and “Inbound”, the list of content shows all content tagged with either “HR” or “Inbound”. If “Sales” is the only tag selected, all content tagged with either “Sales”, “Inbound”, or “Outbound” will be shown. Filtering by a higher-level tag is the same as filtering for that tag and all of the tags nested beneath it.

Compact view vs expanded view

Compact view and expanded view both show the title, type, last deployment date, and author of the content. However, expanded view also includes the description and image for the content, if they have been added.

An example of the content list in compact view.

An example of the content list in expanded view, showing a custom preview image.

To switch between views, find the view switcher above the list of content and aligned with the list’s right side. The icon on the left showing the large squares toggles expanded view, and the icon on the right with many small items toggles compact view.

A screenshot of the view switcher, as described in the section on differences between views.

The view you select remains until you fully refresh the page.