Collection Fields

A collection field is a content item field type that provides a simple means of integrating content published via Atom feeds into your content items. You can therefore use collection fields for two purposes:

  • To integrate external Atom-published content (from a public feed, for example)

  • To integrate internal data by publishing it as an Atom feed that you can then access from Content Studio via a collection field

A collection field is initially displayed as a "search as you type" text field in CUE. When the user starts to type in the field, a list of Atom entries with matching titles is displayed below the field. When the user selects one of the listed entries:

  • A value from one of the entry's fields is stored as the collection field's value

  • The value is displayed in the field as a token: a user interface component that looks like this: