Display Category-based Fields in Tree View - Terminology Manager

If you have categories that are organized hierarchically, you can configure the Terminology Manager to display all category fields in a tree view. This is useful if you have complex hierarchical data structures that might be difficult to view in a standard field view. The tree view for category-based fields is similar to the tree view used on the category manager page.

By default, category-based fields have a standard list view. For example, below you can see that the category non-term contains two subcategories, stopword and no-single-term.

Standard View

Standard View

In the tree view, the hierarchical relationships between categories are easier to see. You can expand and collapse categories that contain subcategories.

Tree View ExpandedTree View Collapsed

Tree View Expanded

Tree View Collapsed


To configure category-based fields to display in tree view, follow these steps:

  1. Open the coreserver.properties

    To edit coreserver.properties from the Dashboard, go to Maintenance > Configuration Properties, then follow the folder structure config > server > bin and click on the file coreserver.properties. You can then edit the properties directly from the Dashboard.

    Alternatively, you can edit coreserver.properties from the configuration directory: %ACROLINX_CONFIGURATION_ROOT%\server\bin\coreserver.properties

  2. Add the following property:

    dashboard.useHierarchicalCategorySelector=true
  3. Save your changes and restart the core server.

    Important: There are currently two usability issues to consider when configuring the tree view. First, the tree view is currently not available for category-based fields that appear in the term import wizard. Secondly, a category-based field can obscure the OK button in the filter menu when the tree view is fully expanded.