Adding Components to Includes

The Components tab of the detail view allows for explicitly assigning a component to an include.

Note: Only published components will actually be visible online, irrespective of their include assignments.

Restricting Available Components

To restrict the set of assignable components:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Includes.
    This opens the Include list view.
  2. Click the name or ID of the include you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Constraints tab.
    This displays the list of component templates based on which you can assign components to the current include.
  4. Select the component templates you intend to allow.
    Mark or unmark, respectively, the checkbox(es) of the corresponding component templates.
  5. Click Apply to save your settings.
    Otherwise, click Reset to discard your changes.
Note: A selected checkbox makes the components based on the corresponding component template available for being assigned to the current include. An unmarked checkbox, however, restricts components based on the corresponding component template from being available for assignments to the current include.

Adding Existing Components

To add an existing component to an include:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Includes.
    This opens the Include list view.
  2. Click the name of the include you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Components tab.
    This displays the components assigned to the include in a list view.
  4. Click Assign.
    This displays the Assign Component dialog. Below the priority and visibility section, this dialog lists the available components. If necessary, you can restrict the result list specifying a name and/or a component type.
  5. Set the visibility period and priority as required.
  6. Select the components to be assigned to the include.
  7. Click Assign.
    The components are added to the current include.

Adding New Components

To create a new component directly associated to an include:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Includes.
    This opens the Include list view.
  2. Click the name of the include you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Components tab.
    This displays the components assigned to the include in a list view.
  4. Click New.
    This displays the New Component dialog.
  5. Edit the component details as necessary.
    Specify a name, edit the ID as required, select a component template, define the publishing period, and set the visibility period and priority.
  6. Click Apply.
    This creates the new component and opens it in the component detail view, ready for further editing, see Editing Components. To return to the include detail view, click Back to List.

Moving Components

In the context of includes, assigned components can be moved to another include. To do so:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Includes.
    This opens the Include list view.
  2. Click the name of the include you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Components tab.
    This displays the components assigned to the include in a list view.
  4. Select the assignment you intend to move.
    Select the checkbox of the intended component assignment.
  5. Click Edit Selected.
    This displays the available batch processes.
  6. Select Assign the selected components to includes or Move the selected components to includes, then click Next.
    This opens the wizard to assign the current component to an include:
    • Assign will assign the component to the new include and keep the original assignment.
    • Move will unassign the component from the original include and re-assign it only to the new include.
  7. Select the intended include, and click Next to continue.
  8. Set the visibility period and priority as required, and click Finish.
    The component is assigned to the new target include, and the assignment to the previous include is removed.

Setting Component Priority

In case multiple components are assigned to one include with overlapping visibility periods, the priority determines the order in which the components scheduled to be online should be displayed. To set the priority of assigned components:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Includes.
    This opens the Include list view.
  2. Click the name of the include you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Components tab.
    This displays the components assigned to the include in a list view.
  4. In the component list, use the arrow buttons in the Priority column to change the component priority.
    Clicking an arrow button moves the corresponding component up or down, immediately changing the visibility priority.

Setting Component Visibility

Visibility refers to the availability of the component in a certain context, i.e., within an include. In fact, the visibility defines the validity period of an include-component association. In case multiple components are assigned to one include with overlapping visibility periods, the priority determines the order in which the components scheduled to be online should be displayed. For components to be visible in the storefront, the publishing period and the visibility period and priority must match.

To set the visibility of assigned components:

  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Includes.
    This opens the Include list view.
  2. Click the name of the include you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Components tab.
    This displays the components assigned to the include in a list view.
  4. Click the visibility date of the intended component.
    This opens the Priority and Visibility dialog.
  5. Edit the component visibility period and priority as necessary.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.
    Otherwise, click Cancel to discard the changes.

Unassigning Components From Includes

To remove a component assignment from an include:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Includes.
    This opens the Include list view.
  2. Click the name of the include you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Components tab.
    This displays the components assigned to the include in a list view.
  4. Select the assignment you intend to remove.
    Select the checkbox of the intended component assignment.
  5. Click Unassign, and confirm the operation.
    The selected component is unassigned from the current include.