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Settings

This section describes the settings you can use when working within Dynamic Content.

Date and time settings
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Choose "Date & time" from the settings menu to open the window from which you can:

  • Set the date and time format to UK or US time and a 12 or 24 hour clock
  • Add time zones and switch between them in the masthead

These are global settings which are applied across all your hubs.

Setting the date format
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In the Date & time formats section you can choose to display dates in UK or US formats or use a 12 hour or 24 hour clock.

Choosing to view and add time zones

Adding and switching between time zones
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By default when you view events and editions, the start and end date will be shown in the system time zone, that is the local time set on your computer. The system time will be displayed in the masthead unless you have selected another time zone.

To add a time zone choose "Add/remove time zones" from the menu or choose "Date and time" from the settings menu.

Choosing to view and add time zones

In the Date & time settings window, choose the "+" icon and click in the text box labelled "Enter a region, city or time zone". A list of available time zones is displayed showing the region and local time in that region. You can type a city or region name to narrow the selection.

Choose the time zone you want and click the "Save" button at the top of the window.

Adding a new time zone

The time zone is now available in the time zones menu in the masthead and you can switch to a time zone by choosing it from the menu. In this example we'll choose the "New York" time zone.

The start and end times for editions that you view, edit or create will be displayed in the time of the time zone you have selected. The creation and modification date of content items in the production view are also shown in the time of the currently selected time zone.

Note that Dynamic Content uses UTC timestamps, all that you are doing when changing the current time zone is changing the offset in which dates and times are displayed in.

The new time zone is now available in the masthead menu

The start and end dates for the editions in the "May holiday sale event" are now shown in New York time.

Switching to the America/New_York time zone. Edition start and end times are now shown in this time zone.

With the New York time zone set, it's now easier for a UK based planner to create an event to go live at 7PM New York time rather than having to do the time conversion manually.

When you create, view or edit an edition its start and end date will be in the currently selected time zone.

Indicating the system time zone
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If you have chosen a different time zone from the system time on your computer, then the system time zone is marked in the time zone menu with an icon. In the image below, the system time is set to the Europe/London time zone, but the current time zone is America/New_York.

If the current time zone is different to the system time, the system time zone will be marked with an icon.

The time zone list
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The time zones shown in the menu are based on the tz database. So, for example for the Beijing timezone select Asia/Shanghai and for India use Asia/Kolkata.

Repository settings
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The repository settings feature allows you to hide and show repositories and change the order in which they are displayed in the Content Library. The settings are applied per user, per hub, so any changes that one user makes to their repository settings will not effect other users on the same hub. The settings are persistent, so if you hide a repository and then log out, the repository will still be hidden when you log back in.

Hiding and showing repositories
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To access repository settings choose "Repository" from the settings menu. You can also right click "Repositories and folders" on the left of the content library window and choose "Show and hide repositories".

The repository settings window

The Repository settings window will be displayed, listing all the repositories that you have access to, together with the locales assigned to each one.

The id of each repository is also displayed to provide developers easy access to the id for use with the Dynamic Content Management API. You can copy the repository id by clicking the copy icon to the right of the id.

From the repository settings window you can choose to hide and show each repository by turning its check box on or off. Note that you must have at least one content and slot repository selected.

Hiding repositories allows you to focus on just those repositories you're working with. So, if you were working on German content, you might want to focus on just the content and slots for this locale and hide all the other repositories on the hub.

In example shown below, only the German Website and slots repository with a locale of de-DE assigned to it are selected.

From the repository settings window you can hide and show repositories

When the settings are saved and you return to the Content Library, only the "German Website" repository and "Slots- DE" slots repository are displayed.

The repository settings also apply to the planning view, so in this example only slots in the "Slots- DE" repository will be available to add to editions.

Note that content and slots that were previously added to editions from repositories that are subsequently hidden will still be available.

The Content Library with only the German Website and Slots- DE repository shown

To show repositories that you have previously chosen to hide, just go into repository settings.

Changing the order of repositories in the Content Library
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You can also choose to change the order in which repositories are displayed in the Content Library by using the drag handle to move it to a new location in the list. So you could choose to move the "German website" repository to the the top of the list so it's the first repository displayed in the Content Library.

From the repository settings window you can hide and show repositories