What is the EDM Not Predefined Macro?

The Not Predefined Macro allows you to create a dropdown, where you can select a single or multiple options from a not predefined set (as the name suggests). You can create your option set directly in the macro dialog yourself. This is the main difference to the other macros. The set you define is only available for the macro in which you define it.

It is also possible to filter in a page property macro for these not predefined macros. See Filtering with the Page Property Report Macro for further information.


Macro Parameters

These Parameters can be set differently for each Not Predefined Macro. You can’t preselect a dropdown value in the macro dialog for this macro.

Parameters

Input Field Type

Description

Default Value

Options

Multi-Dropdown

Here can you create your set with the desired options for the dropdown. You can order the options by drag and drop.

Yes, No

Multiselect

Checkbox

If checked, will the dropdown be displayed as a multi-dropdown and you’ll be able to select multiple options.

false

Include Blank Option

Checkbox

If checked, will the dropdown include a blank option that can be selected.

true

Style Class

Dropdown

Here you can select a predefined CSS class that will be added to the dropdown container to change the look of the dropdown. Go to Define & Add own CSS Class for Dropdown to see how you can define such a CSS class.

empty

Permitted Groups

Multi-Dropdown

Here you can select groups which are allowed to change the values of the dropdown. If left blank then all users are allowed to change the value.

You can also define defaults of groups that are allowed to change the value of a dropdown. See Space & Global Configuration for further information.

empty

Content Reference Lock

Checkbox

This checkbox allows you to lock the dropdown (users won’t be able to change the value) if it is displayed in a Page Property Report or an Excerpt Include macro.

false

Silent Page Update

Checkbox

If checked, will there be no new page version created when changing the value of the dropdown in view mode.

false