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The Fieldset field shows a group of fields which are configured as Fieldset schema e.g., for an address, you need three fields "street" (text), "zip" (number), "city" (text) which you can group as one field (*fieldset) "address." This grouping allows you to have a set of fields for adding address information always available as one field (*fieldset).

Fieldset Overview



Before creating a fieldset, first, create the underlying fieldset schema (a group of fields).


Not available in batch edit mode of the Batch Editor!

Only Single Fieldset fields are available in the Excel Roundtrip App.

Parent-Child Setup

You can create a schema "Fieldset" following a parent-child setup. When you connect your Fieldset schema to the Fieldset field, the parent-child hierarchy is ignored.

If you connect the Fieldset field to a parent, you will only see fields on the parent. 

If you connect the Fieldset field to a child, you will only see fields on the child, no propagated fields from the parent.

Single Fieldset

One data entry using the underlying source schema, e.g., one copyright information for an image (there shouldn't be more than one).

Multi Fieldset

Multiple data entries, each using the underlying source schema.


Video on how the fieldset for a single item behaves


  • Duration (fields: start, end)

  • Address (fields: street, zip, and city)

  • Weblink (fields: URL, link text)

  • Comments (fields: date, person, comment)

  • Usage details (fields: department, description, source)

Fieldset Value Handling

Picturepark Setup Example

Layer: Corporate Information (ID: CorporateInformation)

Field: Duration (FieldId: duration)

Fieldset Schema Fields: Start (ID: start), End (ID: end)



Excel Roundtrip App


Default Value in Business Rule

A fieldset value:

"fieldsetId": { "fieldsetFieldId": "value" }

A multi-tagbox value in a single fieldset:

{"layerfield": {"fieldsetfieldId": [ { "_refId": "$industryRefId$" } ]}}

Advanced search for field

Use in the display pattern

General Access

To get the display pattern from the fieldset: 

To get the fieldset schema name: 

To get a specific value in single fieldsets: 

Use in the business rule

The Business Rules do not check the value pairs in the correct order, and therefore fieldsets shouldn't be used. It may otherwise happen that the business rule connects the value from the first entry (array) with the key from the 2nd entry (array). 

Returned field value


  • Kind (ID of the underlying schema)

  • Field Id from the underlying schema

  • Value in field 

Multi: Array

  • Kind (ID of the underlying schema)

  • Field Id from the underlying schema

  • Value in field

Fieldset Field Settings


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)


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. 

Single item fieldset

Allowing one or multiple data entries into the fieldset field. This setting cannot be changed afterward.

A case for a single fieldset:

  • provide one headquarter address

  • provide one birthday

  • provide one employee address

  • provide one image caption

A case for a multi fieldset: 

  • provide multiple exciting links to an article

  • provide multiple approval stages for content

  • provide multiple partners

  • provide multiple authors


The underlying fieldset schema.


Sorting based on fieldset values not supported.

Include in filters

Filtering based on fieldset values not supported.

Include in search

All entries in a Fieldset are indexed. When the search finds a match, the parent Content Item is displayed.

Boost value

The search does not consider the boost settings of the underlying fieldset schema.

Fieldset Schema Permissions

  • Relationships and Fieldsets have the setting "View for all" applied per default. This cannot be changed and the button is grayed out.

  • It is therefore important to ensure that you protect fieldsets and relationships behind Layers and disable the View to All on these Layers.

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:

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