The Dynamic View field allows relating content to other content based on metadata or other criteria, e.g. relating content with the same document number or relating content with the same product number or the same event. This is especially useful for creating language versions of documents, product packages, or other content collections.

Dynamic View Overview

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Behavior

Its a view only field. The administrator who creates the field defines the search criteria e.g. product id = 123. The field will then show all Content Items that match this search criteria. Content that is not permitted to view will be greyed out. You cannot edit the field in single or batch edit mode.

Batch Actions:

  • Download all related Content Items

  • Add all related Content Items to basket

Related content items can be downloaded all together or placed all together into the basket, for further processing e.g. for editing or sharing. Additionally, each individual item can be downloaded directly or added to the basket.

The Download is only available in the single item download, not for batch downloads.

Limitation

Dynamic View Fields are not editable - neither in Single nor in Batch Editor!

The field is therefore also not available in filters or search.

The content shown in the field depends on the field filter configuration.

Further Limitations:

  • Download is limited to max 1000

  • Share is limited to max 1000

  • The filter works with metadata of the content itself, you cannot use metadata of linked items in filters.

  • Download of related files works only in Picturepark, not in Shares.

Examples

Multiple items can be related. Examples are:

  • Related product content: Show all content related to a product (identified by product code), such as product images, datasheets, manuals, and more.

  • Language versions: Show all translated documents with the same Document Title or print reference/document code.

  • Variations: Show all variations derived from a master content item to keep an overview when the mast becomes updated. 

  • And much more: Show all content with the same release number, associated with an event (based on the event title), or which is part of the same campaign. 

Display & Handling

The dynamic view shows item in a light version of the Content Browser, with list and thumbnail view. The elements can be re-arranged if you have edit permissions on the Content Item and view permissions on the related Content Items.

Liquid Syntax

Everything from the liquid syntax is supported in this filter including loops, variables etc.

Permissions

Inside a relationship field, the Content Item permissions apply. For example, if you have a user that cannot view a Content Item in a relationship field he will get this view:

However, double-clicking on that field will allow him to view the relationship details - when the layer is visible and thanks to the "view for all" permission on the relationship schema.

Dynamic View Value Handling

This is just a view, no values can be extracted from business rules or in display pattern.

Dynamic View Field Settings

Name

The setting "name" is available for various things in Picturepark e.g. fields, schemas, business rules. This value defines what appears in the Picturepark interface. You can change the name at any time, and translate it into any configured metadata language. If you would like to add a translation for the name, just press Add.

  • ID's and Name need to be the same or at least the same meaning.

  • Sentence-style capitalization e.g. Media type and not Media Type.

  • Schema names in plural e.g. products, events, persons for lists.

  • No numbers at the beginning of the ID (mediaType2 is correct but not 2MediaType)

ID

The field id is the ID of your field, which is used to link to this field. The field id is always lowercase. The id of the field is set on the creation of a new field, using camel casing. You need the field id for the configuration of filters or display pattern. 

The ID is automatically created from the name you insert: 

  • Example: You insert the field name "My NeW fielDs #1 Purpose?

  • Automatic Id: myNeWFielDs1Purpose

You can open the Display Pattern Editor to see the JSON of a Content Item. 


Filter template

You can add a filter here to find the related items.

{
  "kind": "TermsFilter",
  "field": "layer1.field1",
  "terms": ["{{data.layer1.field2}}", "{{data.layer2.field3.[0].field5}}", "{{content.field2.en}}", "hardcodedValue"]
}
JSON

You can add any query filter, whereas for TermFilter & TermsFilter Liquid Syntax is supported.

The fields you want to use here must be available in filters on the layer.

Sort

You can select the metadata value that should be used for sorting the Content Items in the Dynamic View.

Display Settings

Default view

Select the default view for related items:

  • List

  • Thumbnail small

  • Thumbnail medium

Large thumbnails are not available as they would not fit into the small view.

List view in Dynamic View

List view maximum rows

Select the maximum rows that should be displayed in the list view. The default is set to 4.

Thumbnail view maximum rows

Select the maximum rows that should be displayed in the thumbnail view. The default is set to 2.

Show related content on download

Show the related Content Items in the download window.

Show related content in the download window.