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Add or manage Custom Metadata

This guide teaches how to add or manage Custom Metadata fields as part of the Nodinite Repository Model.

Add or manage Custom Metadata

Add a new Custom Metadata field by clicking the Add Endpoint button.

Add Custom Metadata
Click the 'Add Custom Metadata' button to open the edit page for Custom Metadata.

You can also Edit an existing Custom Metadata field from the list in the overview.

You need to enter a unique Name to create the new Custom Metadata field.

Name, Description, and Website
Enter a unique name for the Custom Metadata field.

Mandatory Name Description
Name The unique user-friendly name
Description The optional user-friendly description
Web Site Oprional link to external documentation or system

The Administrator can scope a Custom Metadata field to limit what Repository entities it's available.

Also, the Administrator can determine if it should be optional or mandatory. New 6.0

Custom Metadata Relations
Example of scoping the Custom Metadata field.

Note: Once you start adding entries to the Values list, you usually cannot change the Datatype, possibly yielding a data loss.. The conversion, in many cases, is impossible to perform by the system automatically.

Data Type

The Data Type determines what type of content you can set. Over time, we add new Data Types.

Data Types
Select one of the data types.

The following datatypes exist:

Name Description
Text Field Single row text field
Text Area Multi-row text field
Markdown The actual code renders as HTML in view mode
Mermaid Diagram A coded diagram that renders as an image; for examples, please visit: About mermaid
Link Hyperlink
Select Dropdown combobox with single select items
Checkbox Provides a list of checkboxes
Table Table with user-defined columns
Attachment Placeholder for any files

Repository Types

To keep the Repository Model clean and user-friendly Custom Metadata fields can be associated with the context where they are intended to make sense. Nodinite is context-aware and will provide this information where it makes the end-users more aware, and as a result, your documentation has more meaning.

Repository link Description
Integrations Show Custom Metadata on Integrations
Systems Show Custom Metadata on Systems
Services Show Custom Metadata on Services
Contracts Show Custom Metadata on Contracts
Message Types Show Custom Metadata on Message Types
Endpoints Show Custom Metadata on Endpoints

How to assign values for Custom Metadata fields

On every Nodinite Repository Model entity, where there is a Custom Metadata assigned, you can easily manage the values. For example, editing an Integration, scroll down on the page, and you will find two tabs:

  • Edit
  • Preview

Some of the Custom Metadata fields are directly editable; the others that are more complex have a modal with an editor with a preview section.

Edit tab

Click the Edit button where one exists to open the modal:
Editor with preview

This editor is available for:

Next Step

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