Edit or change the data template associated with an item

Abstract

How to edit or change the data template associated with an item.

You can edit the data template associated with an item or associate the item with a different data template. For example, you might want to change the data template associated with an item to turn a general page into a news article. For each field value in the item, if the new data template contains a field with the same ID or name as the original data template, the item retains that field value.

To edit the data template associated with an item:

  1. In the Content Editor, in the tree view, select the item.

  2. On the Configure tab, on the ribbon, in the Template group, click Edit.

    Configure tab showing the Template group on the ribbon.

    The Template Manager opens with the data template associated with the item selected.

To change the data template associated with an item:

  1. In the Content Editor, in the tree view, select the item.

  2. On the Configure tab, on the ribbon, in the Template group, click Change.

    Configure tab showing the Template group on the ribbon.
  3. In the Select the Template dialog box, select the new data template for the item, and then click Next.

  4. Review the changes proposed on the Changes page and, if you are okay with them, click Next and then click Close.