Rearranging the Workbook Tree with Drag-and-Drop

The STATISTICA Workbook supports an entire range of drag-and-drop features within the workbook tree. In fact, since the drag-and-drop features support parent/child relationships, you can use these features to rearrange large portions of the workbook tree.

To select the parent and all of its children, click on the parent folder.

Select one or more items in the workbook tree using the standard Windows SHIFT+click and CTRL+click conventions to select ranges and discontinuous lists of variables, respectively. You can also make discontinuous selections across nodes using the CTRL key. Additionally, you can select or deselect tree items using the keyboard navigation keys (e.g., HOME, END, PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN, the arrow keys).

You can delete a selection by pressing the DELETE key.

Follow these steps to move a folder (and its contents) to a new location in the workbook tree.

  1. While pressing the CTRL+SHIFT keys, click on the folder to select it and all of its children.

  2. Right-click on the folder (i.e., the parent or node).

  3. Drag the cursor to a new location in the tree.

  4. Release the right mouse button, and a shortcut menu is displayed, containing options to either copy or move the dragged item. You can place the item before, after, or as a child to the newly selected item in the tree.

Following is a chart of keyboard controls for use in a workbook.

Action

Key Press

Cursor

Effect

Move Child

(none)

Move the first selected item one level below the second selected item

Move Sibling

SHIFT

Move the first selected item directly below and on the same level as the second selected item.

Copy Child

CTRL

Copy the first selected item one level below the second selected item.

Copy Sibling

SHIFT+CTRL

Copy the first selected item directly below and on the same level as the second selected item.