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Entering Data for Custom Elements

Managing data for Custom Elements (both Local and Global) is much like managing content for any other Element in CommonSpot. When a Custom Element is placed on a page, there is an Edit Icon and an Element Properties Icon both are used to manage content.

In general, you have the ability to first: add new content and the second: edit existing content. This holds true for both Local and Global Custom Elements. The Global Custom Element is a bit different in that you have the ability to add multiple “instances” of Custom Element data on the same page whereas, the Local Custom Element will only allow one “instance” of Custom Element data.

Note: Do not confuse multiple instances of Custom Element “DATA” with multiple instances of the Custom Element. You can have multiple instances of the same Custom Element on the same page (for both Local and Global) but for a single instance of a Local Custom Element, you can only add/edit one instance of Custom Element Data. Refer to Custom Element Types for more information about the similarities/differences between Local and Global Custom Elements

The edit window displayed for Custom Elements vary depending on the types of fields that are created for the Element.

The Edit menu icon for a Global and Local Custom Element start out similar when you place either on the page. It looks like:

or

Which you see depends upon the Element and its state.

After selecting the Element edit icon, you can either add new data or create a filter option to display Custom Element data that may have been added on other pages by selecting Render Mode.

See the Enter Custom Element Data dialog for more about adding/editing Custom Element data. See the Select Rendering Mode dialog for more information about selecting existing Custom Element data.

 

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