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ServiceNow Studio

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ServiceNow Studio

ServiceNow Studio provides an IDE-like interface for application developers to work on custom applications in one centralized location. It offers a simple way to identify and interact with application files, create files as you develop, and modify existing application files in a tabbed environment.

The system opens Studio whenever you edit a scoped application.

Figure 1. Studio
Studio User interface displaying the header, application explorer, content frame, and status bar.
With Studio, application developers can:
  • See exactly what files comprise their application in the Application Explorer.
  • Add new files to their application using a single Create Application File interface.
  • Navigate to files using familiar search-by-name or by-type behavior with the Go To dialog.
  • Find code both within and outside an application using the Code Search tool.
  • Operate on multiple files at once using the tabbed interface.
  • Operate on multiple applications at once using multiple studio windows.
  • Publish the application to company instances or the ServiceNow Store.
  • View information about the current application from the Status Bar.
Note: Studio is not intended for global applications and can behave unexpectedly when editing them.
Table 1. Parts of the Studio UI
UI element Description
Header Displays menus and controls.
File Menu Contains a list of application-specific options.
  • Create File
  • Import From Source Control
  • Create Application
  • Publish
  • Settings
  • Switch
  • Manage Developers
  • Launch Script Debugger
Source Control Menu Contains a list of source control options.
  • Link To Source Control
  • Edit Repository Configuration
  • Apply Remote Changes
  • Commit Changes
  • Stash Local Changes
  • Switch Branch
  • Create Branch
  • Create Tag
  • Manage Stashes
  • View History
Window Menu Contains a list of tab management options.
  • Close Current Tab
  • Close All Tabs
  • Close Other Tabs
  • Close Unmodified Tabs
Search Menu Contains a list of search options.
  • Go To
  • Code Search
User name The header displays the name of current user.
Create Application File Allows developers to add an application file to an application.
Go To Search for application files by name or type.
Code Search

Search within application files for a text string. Search options include:

  • Restrict search to a particular table
  • Include all applications
Application Explorer Displays a list of application files by type. Resize the Application Explorer to see more about application files or to provide more space for the content frame.
Collapse All Collapses all nodes in the application explorer.
Expand All Expand all nodes in the application explorer.
Data Model > Tables

A list of application tables.

Click a table name to display and edit it in the content frame.

Access Control

A list of application access elements such as:

  • Roles
  • Access Controls

Click a record name to display and edit it in the content frame.

A list of application navigational elements such as:
  • Application Menus
  • Modules
  • Application Menus (Mobile)
  • Modules (Mobile)

Click a record name to display and edit it in the content frame.

Content frame Displays a detail form for each record in its own tabs.
Welcome to Studio A list of keyboard shortcuts.

Each tab contains a specific application file record identified by the record name and file type.

Click a tab to display and edit the record.

A tab with a blue circle icon indicates that the record contains unsaved changes.

Status Bar Displays information about the application and the source control integration.
Application name The status bar displays the name of the current application.
Application version The status bar displays the current application version.
Total files The status bar displays the total number of application files.
Unsaved files The status bar displays the current number of application files with unsaved changes.
Source control integration status The status bar displays an icon indicating the current status of the source control integration.