Disabling the Reference Direction Setting for Grouping Levels

When you are creating or editing a grouping level for a view, the Define Grouping Level dialog normally shows the Reference direction setting that allows you to select the metadata reference direction between the object type of the grouping level and the objects in the view. You can use a Windows registry setting to disable this option and therefore only allow the To <selected object type> reference direction to be used.

Do the following to disable the Reference direction setting in the Define Grouping Level dialog:

  1. Add the following setting to the Windows registry of the server computer:
    Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Motive\M-Files\<version>\Server\MFServer\VaultOptions\{<vault GUID>}
    Value name EnableReverseGroupingLevelsForViews
    Value type REG_DWORD
    Description Specifies whether the Reference direction setting is in use in the Define Grouping Level dialog in this vault.
    Default value The default value is 1, meaning that the setting is enabled.
    Valid values 1 The setting is in use.
    0 The setting is not in use. The reference direction is always To <selected object type>.
  2. Repeat step 1 for as many vaults as needed.
  3. Use Windows Task Manager to restart the MFServer service:
    1. Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager from the context menu.
      Result:The Task Manager window is opened.
    2. Open the Services tab.
    3. Right-click the MFServer service and select Restart from the context menu.