Creating labeling schemes

To define how your data is labeled on screen, or as chart item type labels, you can create labeling schemes. The labeling scheme determines what information the user sees when items are listed or visualized.

You can create item labels that determines how items are identified. For example, you create a labeling scheme for a Person entity type that has a Forename, Surname, and Date of Birth property type. You can use the Forename and Surname property types as the label.

Note: To maintain consistency, you can configure your charting schemes to use the labeling schemes to determine the chart item label.
To create a labeling scheme for your item type:
  1. After you select Labeling Scheme in the navigation tree in the Schema Designer window, select the Item type list. The Properties list is updated with the property types created for your item type.
  2. Select the properties to use in the label, and click the arrow to move them to the Label parts column.
  3. Optional: Add any fixed values to the Label parts by entering them in the Free Text box and clicking the corresponding arrow. Free text can be used to separate multiple properties when combined on a label, but also provide a standard label for items that do not need a unique label
    Note: For items that do not have property values to define their label, the system displays <No label> by default. Adding any character other than spaces as free text changes this behavior, displaying the free text instead.
    If you want your labeling scheme to be used with your chart, you must map the labeling scheme in the charting scheme editor.
  4. Optional: Rearrange the Label Parts by clicking the up and down arrows as needed.
Your labeling scheme is created and applied to your item types based on your configuration. Your labeling scheme is composed of any property types you specified to be labeled.