Dynamic Fields Pre-Structured

The Dynamic Fields Pre-Structured offers a convenient interface where you can pre-define and organize all of your custom data into human-readable, easy to navigate groups and fields.

Customized labels, called Display Names are enabled for display by a Chameleon administrator using a System Preference called “Dynamic Fields > Use Display Names”.

The advantage of taking the time to set up and organize your custom-labelled dynamic field hierarchy is having a well-thought out interface that is easy to populate and quick to review when managing your custom data. It can help to ensure that desired fields are included.

You can create various groups and assign them to data types such as (Story, Traffic, League, Team, etc.)

From HOME under Miscellaneous, select Dynamic Fields

Notes:

The key to dynamic data organization is consistency and forethought. The Name values you assign in Chameleon for your dynamic fields will be used in your scene templates.

Optionally group names can match an external data feed's parser configuration for data automation. An external parser requires both the group's name and the field's name to correctly populate the correct dynamic field in your hierarchy so that it appears correctly in the Chameleon content module with the correct Display Name label.

You can make your dynamic fields freely available in Chameleon, or you can specify which content group your dynamic fields are available to in Chameleon. See the topic on Content Groups for details.

Add a Dynamic Field Group

  1. Click the ➕ Add Group button.

  2. Enter group information:
    Display Name - the display label you want to see displayed in Chameleon for this dynamic field group when you are viewing it in a Chameleon content module.
    Name - used both for data feed parsing and in graphics to associate the tag with an object in the scene.
    Default Module - the type of data that will typically use this group. Eg. Stories. This is also used to automatically filter the available fields in the dynamic field editor for quick access to the most relevant dynamic fields for the content at hand.
    Content Group - this is the same content grouping feature used throughout Chameleon to organize your content and provide access to users appropriately.

  3. Click the 💾 Save button

Add a Dynamic Field For a Group

Select a group from the list.

  1. Click the ➕ Add Field button

  2. Enter field information:
    Display Name - the display label you want to see displayed in Chameleon for this dynamic field when you are viewing it in a Chameleon content module.
    Name - used both for data feed parsing and in graphics to associate the tag with an object in the scene.
    Type -  choose Text, Number, or Toggle, etc

  3. Click the checkmark ✅ button to save.

Dynamic Field Types

See the page https://bannisterlake.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ST/pages/1145176188

Edit a dynamic group or field

  1. Click the Edit (pencil) button to modify a group or field at any time. 

  2. Click 💾 Save button to save your changes.

Note: Changes made to the Name for either groups or fields can impact configured incoming data feeds as well as graphics data.