Knowledge Base

Group Packages

Last Modified:
18 Jan 2019
User Level:
Administrator

Description

A Group Package is a type of Package that is used to export Assets (Page Layouts, Content Types, Navigation Objects, Lists and Sublists) owned by a specific Group  These Assets can then be imported into:

  • another, already existing Group within the same TERMINALFOUR instance
  • a new Group that you can create when you import the Package on the same or a different TERMINALFOUR instance

Who can use Group Packages?

The minimum user level for Section Packages is an Administrator.

Create a Group Package

To create a Group Package, go to Content > Content Migration > Packages and select Create new package.

Select "Group" from the Package Type list and click Next:

Screenshot the Packages screen with Group Packages selected

Enter the following details:

ItemDescription
Name Give the Package a name. This is displayed in the listing on the main Packages page.
Description Give the Package an optional description. This will help you identify it later.
Language

Select the Language(s) of the Sections and Content to export.

Check All Languages to export all languages.

Group Select the Group to export.

Select Next and wait for the Package to resolve.

Once the Package is resolved, the Package information is displayed, showing all assets that would be exported with the Package. The Report, at the end of the page, details any warnings or errors generated when the Package was created.

Select Next and then click Finish.

The Package has been created and is listed as "Pending", and is now ready to Import or Download (to import into another instance of TERMINALFOUR). Select Import from the Action Menu:

Screenshot of the Package Listing page with the Import option selected from the Action Menu

Import a Group Package

When Import has been selected you will see the Import Group Packages screen:

Screenshot of the Import Group Packages screen

ItemDescription
Asset group
  • Use a current asset group: Select this option to import assets into an existing Group to manage the permissions for the Package contents.
  • Create a new asset group: Select this option to import assets into a new Group.
Content type options

Check the Use current Content Types option to re-use existing Content Types. Leave unchecked to create new Content Types.

When re-using existing Content Types, TERMINALFOUR will compare the Content Type name and elements with existing Content Types, and if it matches, will re-use the Content Types. If no match is found, a new Content Type is created.

Select Import Package. Once imported, select All Packages and the Package will now have a status of "Imported".

Navigate to the Content Types, Page Layouts and Navigation Object pages to view the imported assets.