The instance editor

The instance editor allows you view to create and edit content instances. Similar to the structure editor, the instance editor supports a view mode and an edit mode.

The instance editor for creating contents can be accessed via the

These are the UI elements available for content creation:

  1. The content type with optional type icon of this content instance
  2. The ACLs to choose for this instance
  3. The workflow step to choose for this instance
  4. The node of the content tree which the instance is attached to
  5. The global default input language of input components displayed on this page
  6. Controls to expand and collapse all displayed groups via
  7. Single properties as input fields
  8. Grouped properties as input fields
  9. Buttons representing possible actions

The instantiated type's properties and groups are displayed as input fields. The position of input fields can be changed using the arrows. Non mandatory properties and groups may be removed and added again, when allowed by their assigned multiplicity. Clicking opens a popup which allows the user to insert groups and clicking allows inserting properties respectively. By clicking another instance of the property/group is added which is removed again by clicking

For content instances that have already been created additional actions are available:

  • Content versioning : New versions of a content instance can be created, existing versions can be compared, the content instance can be restored to a previous version and old versions can be deleted.

  • Content import and export : Content data can be exported as an XML file and imported again.

  • Content instance locking: Content instances may be locked in order to prevent other users from modifying the content data while it is being edited.