Editing general design details
How to edit the General design details
For custom designs you can edit the general details of the design. You cannot edit the details of standard designs.
Depending on your permission settings, you may not be able to edit designs. Contact your administrator for assistance.
Editing general details
You can either use the Designer module and select Designs or use the search panel directly.
A list of designs is displayed in the search panel.
If the design is shown in the first 20 designs, you can select the design from the list.
Alternatively, the search panel allows you to search directly for the design that you require or you can scroll down through the list.
When you have selected the required design the details are displayed in the right panel, the General tab is displayed by default.
- Select the button on the action bar. You can now edit the fields displayed in the General tab.
Name* - You can edit the unique name that can be used when you create items.
Icon - You can edit the icon from the built in library within Alloy, see Selecting Icons. The icon is inherited by all items that are created using this design.
Colour - You can edit the colour applied to the icon within Alloy. This colour acts as the default colour for any layer style associated with this design, see Layer Styles.
Title - The Title is a name that is used by all items that are created using this design and is displayed whenever. This field is mandatory, however, you can enter a variable that references an attribute within the design. This allows you to generate unique titles each time an item is created, see Using variables.
Subtitle - The Subtitle is an additional name that is used by all items that are created using this design. This field is mandatory, however, you can enter a variable that references an attribute within the design. This allows you to generate unique sub titles each time an item is created, see Using variables.
Example of an Item title and Item subtitle
You can create custom titles and subtitles for items that are created based on a design, see Using variables.
Set allowed geometry - If the items that you are going to create, using the design, are going to be placed on a map you need to allow the geometry to be set. For custom designs you can then define the geometry requirements. In system designs this setting cannot be changed, if the geometry is set you will be able to edit the geometry type.
Allowed geometry - If the items that you are going to create using the design are going to be placed on a map, then they require some type of geometry (see Geometry types). You can select from the following list of geometry types:
- Point (a single location)
- Line (a series of points)
- Polygon (a shape or area)
- Multi Point (multiple individual locations)
- Multi Line (multiple point series)
- Multi Polygon (multiple shapes or areas)
- Geometry Collection (A mixture of all types of geometry)
Requires geometry - Select this checkbox if the items that you create using this design require the mandatory inclusion of geometry.
Set collections - In custom designs you can set the collections to be editable within a design.
Collections - When you set the collections to be editable this allows you to define which collections can be used when creating items based on the design, see Understanding collections. The Live and Archive collections are included by default.
Versioned - Select this field if you want to maintain historic details of changes to the items that you create using this design.
You cannot change the collection settings in System designs.
- When you have finished editing the details select Save to update the system.