Creating a Data Template

A data template is an assembly content type that specifies the content's custom field structure. Examples of common data templates are "Homepage," "Solution page," "Review," etc.

A data template is like a class in object-oriented programming, and the fields of a data template are like the properties of that class. In relational database programming, a data template is equivalent to a table, with the fields of the data template acting as the table's columns.

To create a data template, log in to your Penzle account, and perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Development > Data Templates to display the Data Templates screen.
  2. Click +New data template. A New data template wizard opens. graphical user interface
  3. Enter the following information about the data template. A red asterisk (*) next to a field name indicates that the field is required and cannot be blank. graphical user interface, text, application, email
  • Name - the system displays this name to users in the administration interface.
  • Code Name - the Unique Code Name is auto-generated.
  • Description - description of the data template. This is an optional step.
  • Icon - icon for a data template.
  1. Click Save.

Assign icons to data templates to make it simple for content authors to tell from what kind of data template a content item was created.