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  • Gibran Shah 13 posts 83 karma points
    1 day ago
    Gibran Shah
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    Hello,

    I need a little help with document types. I've created three properties inside a tab:

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    How do I change the aliases? I would like to changes the aliases couples and group to be dailycouple and dailygroup respectively (to match dailyindividual above). When I open the edit dialog for the property, however, the alias seems to be read only:

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  • Jan Skovgaard 11200 posts 23112 karma points MVP 5x admin c-trib
    1 day ago
    Jan Skovgaard
    0

    Hi Gibran

    If you click on the little "lock" icon to the left of the alias then you can edit the aliases as needed.

    But be aware that when you edit them you risk losing data that has already been setup in the "Content" section. That's why the aliases are locked by default.

    Are there any specific reasons why you want to change the aliases? I mean the aliases are what you reference in your code and is not something that editors will see so I'm wondering why you want to change them? :)

    I hope this helps!

    /Jan

  • Emiel 15 posts 107 karma points
    1 day ago
    Emiel
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    If you create an interface (composition) you'd have to create an alias which is unique to that interface, or else you couldn't use it on a different document type with a property with the same alias of either "couples" or "group" - so I assume that is why.

  • Gibran Shah 13 posts 83 karma points
    1 day ago
    Gibran Shah
    0

    Thanks for the responses both.

    I saw the lock icon but I never even tried to click it. I thought it was just to indicate that it was uneditable. Bad assumption! LOL

    The reason I want to edit them is because I created several aliases with the same name and it won't let me save. Nothing is using this document type yet so I'm not worried about anything referencing the aliases.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

  • Jan Skovgaard 11200 posts 23112 karma points MVP 5x admin c-trib
    21 hours ago
    Jan Skovgaard
    0

    Yeah I guess it's not necessarily that obvious to people. Especially if one is new to Umbraco.

    Maybe there needs to be some kind of indicator that it's possible to edit the aliases.

    But good to hear you got it sorted now :-)

    Happy umbracoing!

    /Jan

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