Adding Attributes to Top-level Schemas

Prerequisites: See Schema Designer Prerequisites for details.

You can add custom attributes to the top-level schema element.

To add attributes to a schema:
  1. Navigate to Administration > Schema Designer.
  2. Select the schema from the appropriate tab in the Management view.

    Edit Schema

  3. Click Edit in the Actions menu. The Create/Edit view displays.
  4. Click the Attributes tab. The Attribute list displays.
  5. Drag the attribute fields from the Fields tab to the Attributes tab.

    Dragging Attribute Field to Attributes Tab

  6. Click the attribute to expand fields.
    An asterisk (*) in the Attributes tab indicates unsaved changes.

    Expand and Edit Attribute

  7. Select or clear the following options:
    HiddenIf selected, the attribute is obscured from groups that lack permission to view hidden attributes.
    Read OnlyIf selected, the attribute is visible and inaccessible to groups that lack permission to modify read-only attributes.
    RequiredIf selected, associated items cannot be checked in without entering an attribute value.
    IndexableIf selected, the attribute can be added to the index.
  8. Enter field values. Each element (except the Group End element) contains the following fields:
    Tag NameThe attribute's name as it displays in the schema.
    Default Value (optional)A value that populates the attribute by default in each instance created from the schema.
    Help Text (optional)Administrator-entered (or user with permissions) instructions for how to complete an attribute. Help text displays when users mouse over the question mark icon.
    After administrators add or modify help text, refresh the CMS client to display the new help text.
  9. Click Save in the Schema Actions menu when finished. The Save Schema dialog displays.

    Save Schema Dialog

  10. Choose one of the following steps:
    • Click Save Draft. Schema Designer saves the schema as a draft.
      If you save the schema as a draft, attribute edits don't apply to new pages, components, or assets associated with schema. Save the draft as a new version to apply attribute edits.
    • Click Save new version. Schema Designer saves the schema as a new version.
      To display the new schema attributes in existing associated instances, see Syncing Schemas for details.