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Taxonomy field

Created by Contensis product team, last modified by r.bromley on 08 Mar 2021

This editor allows you to bind a list of existing taxonomy nodes from the Taxonomy Manager to a field where one or more items are available for selection by an author.

This is an ideal field editor for centrally managing static values – such as categories, languages, or country lists – that may be used elsewhere in your project.

The taxonomy editor supports single and multiple selections. You can also specify a root taxonomy node from which values can be selected.


Field editor taxonomy
A dropdown UI control showing a relationship value of a Brother
An example of the taxonomy dropdown field.


Setting name Summary
Name A text label to identify the field in an entry.
Field ID A sanitised name to be used by the API.
Allow multiple items to be selected Allows an author to select multiple items in the tree.
Read only Prevents authors from editing the field in the entry editor.

Supported validation

This field editor supports the following validation methods:


Common properties

Property name Summary
Content guidelines Provides guidance to an author for the expected content that the field should contain.

Root node

The root node property allows you to select a node to specify the values that can be selected by an author. If no node selection is made, then all taxonomy values will be visible in the editor.