Positioning metadata groups in Profiles
By Kyle Hatlestad on Jun 02, 2010
I was recently asked how to control the order of metadata groups that get created with Rules and Profiles in UCM.
In the Configuration Manager applet, you can create Rules which include multiple metadata fields and designate that rule as a Group. This means these fields will be displayed together in the order in which they are defined in the rule. You can also define a header display for the group and default them as hidden or displayed.
But if you have multiple metadata groups on a page, what determines the order of the groups?
It's all determined by the first field in the group. That field will have a Field Order that was set on the Information Fields tab. UCM will look at the field order for the first metadata field in each group and order them according to that value. So to get group B to appear above group A, the first field defined in B needs to have a lower Field Order then the first field in group A.