Edit Terms in the Search Results Table

You can use inline editing to edit a term directly in the search results table. With inline editing, you can edit terms without leaving the search results table. This feature is helpful if you browse a large term list and quickly want to change a value, for example the status of a term.

To edit terms in the search results table, follow these steps:

  1. Apply a filter or enter a keyword search to view a list of terms.
  2. Add any columns which contain information that you want to change.

    For example, if you want to edit the definitions for a list of terms, ensure that the Definition column is visible.

  3. Click the cell that you want to edit and update the field.

    To find out if a field is editable, move the mouse pointer over the field. If a field is editable, the mouse pointer changes into a hand.

    • To edit a list field, click the relevant cell and select the new value from the dropdown that appears. For example, to change the status of a term, click the cell in the Status column.
    • To edit text field, click the field, add the text, and click Save . For example, to change the definition of a term, click the cell in the Definition column.
    • To edit the term name, move your mouse pointer over the cell in the Term column, click the edit icon that appears and select Change Term Name from the context menu.
    • To add a linked term, move your mouse pointer over the cell in the Term column, click the edit icon that appears and select Add Term from the context menu.
    • To change the head term for a term entry, first find a term that isn't already a head term.

      Head terms are indicated with the head term icon  , so find a term that doesn't have this icon beside it.

      Move your mouse pointer over the cell in the Term column, click the edit icon that appears and select Set to Head Term from the context menu.

    To ensure that the data in the terminology database remains consistent, you cannot edit fields that store certain database-related information. For example, you cannot edit the language of a term, the creation or change dates of a term, or the ID-related values.

    Your changes are saved immediately. You cannot undo any changes that you make when editing terms inline.