Editing Asset Schemas

Prerequisites: See Schema Designer Prerequisites for details.

Modify asset schema configurations, elements, and attributes as well as upload a new thumbnail to represent a particular asset schema.

To edit an asset schema:
  1. Navigate to Administration > Schema Designer > Management.
  2. Select the schema to edit in the Asset Types tab.

    Click Edit in Actions Menu of Schema Designer Management Tab

  3. Click Edit in the Actions menu.
    The schema displays in the Create/Edit view.

    Edit Asset Schema in Schema Designer

  4. Make changes to fields as described in Creating Asset Schemas.
  5. Optional: You can upload a thumbnail image to replace the schema's default icon. See Uploading Schema Thumbnail Images for details.
  6. Optional: Add a workflow to the schema within Workflow Configuration. See Associating Workflows with Schemas for details.
  7. Choose one of the following steps when you finish editing the schema.
    • Click Save in the Schema Actions menu, and then click Save Draft to save the schema as a new draft, or click Save new version to save the draft as a new version via the Save Schema dialog.

      Save Schema Dialog

      If you save the schema as a draft, then the draft icon displays next to the schema in the Schema Designer Asset Types tab, and the system prevents users from selecting this schema to create assets.

      Draft Icon in Asset Types Tab of Schema Designer

      Save the draft as a new version to provide the schema as an option to users for creating assets.

    • Version Notes: CMS 10.6
      Click Finalize in the Schema Actions menu, and then click Save new version to save the draft as a new version via the Save Schema dialog in CMS 10.6.
      The system requires you to make a change to the schema before executing the Save schema action. If you execute the Finalize schema action, then you can save the schema as a new version without making a change.

      The Finalize schema action is only available for schemas set to draft mode.

    The system saves the schema changes. You can access this schema in the Asset Types tab of Schema Designer.

Next Steps (optional): If you add elements or attributes to an existing schema and want them to display in existing assets associated with the schema, see Schema Synchronization for details.