Edit or reset a field in Content

Abstract

Learn about field types, and how to edit or reset a field in the Content application.

When you open a content item in the Content application, you can see all of the fields in the content item. The template that the content item is based on determines what fields are included in the item. The template also determines whether a field is:

  • Versioned - applies only to the current version of the item in the current language.

  • Unversioned - shared by all versions in the same language.

  • Shared - shared by all versions in all languages.

Each of the fields on an item is based on a field type, and each field type can contain a specific type of information. This task describes how to edit the various field types.

To edit a field in Content:

  1. Navigate to the content item that you want to edit.

  2. Select the relevant language version.

  3. Click the field you want to edit and enter your content. Depending on which type of field you edit, you have different options of what information you can enter.

    All fields belong to one of the following types:

    • Simple text (single-line or multi-line) - You can only enter text; you cannot apply formatting. The number of characters you can enter depends on the template that the item is based on.

    • Rich text - Click Edit content to open the Rich Text Editor, where you can enter or edit text, apply formatting, and insert links. In the Rich Text Editor dialog, you can select the HTML editor tab to edit the HTML code for the text.

    • Checkbox - A checkbox field is displayed as a toggle switch in Content. Click the switch to enable or disable it.

    • Number - Depending on the template, a number field may have restrictions, such as whole numbers only, or number of decimal points.

    • Date – You can either enter the date in the field or click the calendar icon The calendar icon to select the date.

    • Time - You can either enter the time or click the clock icon The time icon to select the time from the drop-down menu.

    • Checklist - You can select any number of checkboxes in the list.

    • Image -You can insert an image from your media library or digital asset manager (DAM) or upload a new image file. Image fields support the following file types: .jpeg (or .jpg), .gif, .png, .svg, .bmp, and .ico

    • Link - You can add and edit an internal link (a link to content in your Sitecore solution), an external link (a link to a URL), or a media link (a link to a media file).

    • File - You can insert a link to a file of any type (for example, a document, image, or video, with any file extension), with size up to 2 GB. You upload the file from your computer.

    The Rich Text Editor requires you to actively save or discard your changes when you close the editor. For all other types of fields, your changes are saved automatically when you navigate away from the field.

If a field inherits a standard value from the template that the item is based on, then the Standard value tag appears below the field name. If you change the value in the field, the Standard value tag is removed, and the Reset link appears.

To reset a field to its standard value:

  • In the Content application, below the field name, click Reset.

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If a field does not have a standard value, then all inserted data in the field is cleared when you click Reset.