requirements.schema files specify the minimum requirements your plugin requires to function, and the plugin local schema dictionaries.
Comments are lines beginning with
#, lines with no indent start a schema object declaration, and indented lines an value of that schema object.
Where values are multi-value, append
[sort=1000] to specify a sort order when requirements from different plugins are merged. The default sort order is
Because schemas are shared with the user, who can rename things you declare, changing a value in a
requirements.schema file won’t change the value. Prefix a value with
REMOVE to explicitly remove a value you need to change, but do try to avoid doing this.
When a schema object is declared with
as ReadableName, that readable name will be made available in the plugin’s local schema dictionary under that readable name.
A schema object may be declared as
OPTIONAL, but you should be quite careful about how you use it.
You can define schema objects in any order in your file.
Requirements generator tool
It’s easiest to create the schema using the system management user interface, then use the built-in schema requirements generator to write your initial requirements.
You should always trim the generated file down to the minimum requirements. For built in schema objects, this may just be the first line which allows you to use the readable name in your code.
type declarations define types. For example, this declaration defines the standard Book type and makes the type
Ref available as
T.Book to the plugin.
type std:type:book as Book title: Book search-name: book behaviour physical attribute dc:attribute:title [sort=1000] attribute dc:attribute:author [sort=1100] attribute std:attribute:isbn [sort=1200] attribute std:aliased-attribute:year [sort=1300] attribute dc:attribute:publisher [sort=1300] attribute dc:attribute:subject [sort=1500] attribute std:attribute:notes [sort=1600] render-type book render-icon: E210,1,f render-category 0 label-applicable std:label:common create-position normal
attribute declarations define attributes which are used in types. This declaraction defines the standard Publisher attribute, and makes the descriptor available as
attribute dc:attribute:publisher as Publisher title: Publisher search-name: publisher qualifier std:qualifier:null data-type link linked-type std:type:organisation
aliased-attribute declarations define aliased attributes, used on types. This declaraction defines the standard Name alias for Title, using different qualifiers and the
person-name data type. It’s made available as
aliased-attribute std:aliased-attribute:name as Name title: Name search-name: name alias-of dc:attribute:title on-qualifier std:qualifier:null on-qualifier dc:qualifier:alternative on-qualifier std:qualifier:nickname on-data-type person-name
qualifier declarations define qualifiers, used on attributes. This declaraction defines the standard Alternative qualifiers, making it available as
qualifier dc:qualifier:alternative as Alternative title: Alternative search-name: alternative
label declarations define labels, used for the permission system. This declaration defines the standard Confidential label, making it available as
label std:label:confidential as Confidential title: Confidential category Sensitivity notes: This item is confidential.
group declarations define groups, and which other are members of that group. This declaration defines a new group, with another group as a member, and makes the ID available as
group example:group:example as Example title: Example group member example:group:other
object declarations define a generic object with a given type, and a configured behaviour attribute as the given API code. They’re used to set up the default members of a list.
You cannot use
as readable names on
object declarations. Use the normal store object API, or the Behaviours API.
This declaration ensures that there is a ‘Red’ member of the given list, with a configured behaviour attribute of
object example:list:colours:red type example:type:colours title: Red notes: This colour is quite nice.
email-template declarations define email templates.
as readable names cannot be used.
email-template std:email-template:password-recovery title: Password recovery description: This template is used to send lost password emails. purpose: Password recovery
feature declarations define special features, such as the elements on the home page and the left hand navigation.
Sometimes it’s useful to be able to apply requirements to more than one declaration, for example, a set of common attributes that are applied to more than one type.
Define schema templates with a
schema-template declaration, then apply the template to other declarations with the
schema-template example:schema-template:common-attributes attribute std:attribute:project type example:type:something apply-schema-template example:schema-template:common-attributes # Other values
Multiple requirements files can add values to the same template.
It is not an error to attempt to apply a template which does not exist.
Sometimes it is useful to work with a set of types, or apply generic functionality to some types without knowing exactly what they are. Type annotations allow you to annotate types with arbitrary strings, and query the schema to find them. You can apply multiple annotations to a type.
type std:type:file annotation example:annotation:first annotation example:annotation:second