Editing Component Schemas


See Schema Designer Prerequisites for details.

Users with permissions can modify component schema configurations, elements, and attributes as well as upload a thumbnail to represent the schema.

To edit a component schema:
  1. Navigate to Administration > Schema Designer > Management.
  2. In the Component Types tab, select the schema to edit.

    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 Component Schema in Schema Designer

  4. Make changes to fields as described in Creating Component 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 Component Types tab, and the system prevents users from selecting this schema to create components and content units.

      Draft Icon in Component Types Tab of Schema Designer

      Save the draft as a new version to provide the schema as an option to users for creating components and content units.

    • 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 Component Types tab of Schema Designer.

Next Steps (optional): If you edit elements or attributes in an existing schema and want them to display in existing associated components or content units, see Schema Synchronization for details.