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The right pane of the pgAdmin window features a collection of tabs that display information about the object currently selected in the pgAdmin tree control in the left window. Select a tab to access information about the highlighted object in the tree control.
The graphs on the Dashboard tab provides an active analysis of the usage statistics for the selected server or database:
The Server activity panel displays information about sessions, locks, prepared transactions, and server configuration (if applicable). The information is presented in context-sensitive tables. Use controls located above the table to:
You can use icons in the Sessions table to review or control the state of a session:
The Properties tab displays information about the object selected.
Click the Delete icon in the toolbar under the browser tab to delete the selected objects in the Properties panel.
Click the Drop Cascade icon in the toolbar under the browser tab to delete the selected objects and all dependent objects in the Properties panel.
Click the Edit icon in the toolbar under the browser tabs to launch the Properties dialog for the selected object.
To preserve any changes to the Properties dialog, click the Save icon; your modifications will be displayed in the updated Properties tab.
Details about the object highlighted in the tree control are displayed in one or more collapsible panels. You can use the arrow to the left of each panel label to open or close a panel.
The SQL tab displays the SQL script that created the highlighted object, and when applicable, a (commented out) SQL statement that will DROP the selected object. You can copy the SQL statements to the editor of your choice using cut and paste shortcuts.
The Statistics tab displays the statistics gathered for each object on the tree control; the statistics displayed in the table vary by the type of object that is selected. Click a column heading to sort the table by the data displayed in the column; click again to reverse the sort order. The following table lists some of the statistics that are available:
The Dependencies tab displays the objects on which the currently selected object depends. If a dependency is dropped, the object currently selected in the pgAdmin tree control will be affected. To ensure the integrity of the entire database structure, the database server makes sure that you do not accidentally drop objects that other objects depend on; you must use the DROP CASCADE command to remove an object with a dependency.
The Dependencies table displays the following information:
The Dependents tab displays a table of objects that depend on the object currently selected in the pgAdmin browser. A dependent object can be dropped without affecting the object currently selected in the pgAdmin tree control.
Additional tabs open when you access the extended functionality offered by pgAdmin tools (such as the Query tool, Debugger, or SQL editor). Use the close icon (X) located in the upper-right corner of each tab to close the tab when you are finished using the tool. Like permanent tabs, these tabs may be repositioned in the pgAdmin client window.
By default, each time you open a tool, pgAdmin will open a new browser tab. You can control this behavior by modifying the Display node of the Preferences dialog for each tool. To open the Preferences dialog, select Preferences from the File menu.