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Using Derived Fields - Contemporary Catalog

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Defining a Custom Derived Field
Setting a Custom Derived Field
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PATH: Catalog > Settings > Page Templates > Course/Program Template > Custom Fields > Custom Derived Field 

  • Within Online Catalogs, users who have template editing permission can also edit the external appearance of course and program names by using “Derived Fields”.

  • Edited course and program names will appear in the public catalog and can be comprised of fields associated with the course/program record, plain text, and spaces. 

  • Custom derived course and program titles will appear in the course and program search and on the course/program detail page. 

Defining a Custom Derived Field 

Step 1: Navigate to Catalog > Settings > Page Templates and then select a page template for either course, course preview, or program 

Step 2: Click “Custom Fields” under “Question Bank” on the left-hand side of the screen.

Step 3: Drag “Derived Field” from the question bank and onto your template. 

Step 4: 

  • Once “Derived Field” is on your template, click into it to access its Question Settings. 

  • This will allow you to customize the field. 

Step 5: 

  • Click the “Customize Derived Field” button under Question Settings.

  • The derived field can be made up of other fields on the record, plain text, and spaces. 

Step 6: 

  • Click “+” to view and select available fields.

  • You can add text between fields to help build the entry. 

Step 7: Click out of the modal to save for this session but note settings won’t be saved until you have clicked the “Save” button (see Step 3 below).  

Setting a Custom Derived Field 

Step 1: Click “Template Settings”. 

Step 2: Use the “Use of Custom Derived Field” dropdown to select the previously-defined custom derived field you would like to set as active. 

Step 3: 

  • Click “Save Settings” in the top right corner of the page.

  • The Catalog will now display the custom derived name field, if the edited template is the active catalog template. 

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