Modifying Field Options

Within your fixed list metadata field there may come a time when you need to add, remove or edit some of the options, which you originally created. To do this, simply edit the field and choose the "manage options" link. This will take you to the list of field options where you will be able to either use the filter feature to search for the option you wish to modify or review the list as a whole.

To add an new field option enter the name of the tag you wish to create and click Add. Your new option will be created and available to use.

To delete an option, use the Delete action. If the option is in use ResourceSpace will warn you prior to deletion to give you a chance to review and perhaps edit the affected resources.

You may also want to edit the text of an option if it's meaning is the same but perhaps reflects a new terminology. This can also be done here, simply replace the text in the option box and Save. Because fixed list fields are node based, your resources will retain the node tag and only the text displayed will alter.

If you want your field options to display in a particular order you can arrange them here using the move up and move down action buttons, their new position in the list can be seen by the "order by" column.

Alternatively, if you have a large list of options and want to move one more than a few places, you can use the "Move to" action to enter the "Order by" position you wish the option to take, then Apply and the screen will reload to show the new position of that option.

Before modifying existing metadata field options it may be useful to search for any resources which will be affected by the change, adding them to a collection, and reviewing them to ensure the change will not have a negative impact.