Filtering Integration with the oXygen editor and Workbench Map Editor

When the repository is configured for filtering, the the oXygen editor and Workbench Map Editor authors must select only defined filtering attribute values.

Filter criteria defined in the repository are integrated into the the oXygen editor and the Workbench Map Editor, so when you edit a document, you must select filtering attribute values from the defined list, instead of typing in a value.

Important: XML does not support the idea of exclusion when specifying attribute values on an element. In dialogs used by authors to apply a filtering attribute value onto an element, only specifying attribute values are supported. See How Astoria Filtering Interprets XML Attribute Values.

Editing a Single Filtering Attribute

When you select an element and double-click a Value cell in the oXygen editor Attributes view for a filtering attribute, the Edit Filtering Attributes dialog appears, showing the available filtering values for that filtering attribute. If the attribute uses hierarchical values, click to expand the list of values.


Click the attribute value or values to apply to the element. The selection icon turns green and the value or values are displayed by the attribute name.


Click OK, and the attribute value or values appear in the Value cell.

Editing Multiple Filtering Attributes

You can also specify multiple filtering attribute values for a selected element using the oXygen editor's Astoria menu or the Workbench Map Editor and selecting Edit Filtering Attributes. The Edit Filtering Attributes dialog appears, showing all of the available filtering attributes and their defined values. If your filter uses hierarchical filtering attribute values, click to expand the attributes to show the available values.


Click the attribute value or values to apply to the element. The selection icon turns green and the value or values are displayed by the attribute name.

Click OK. The attribute values appear in the Value cell (the oXygen editor) or in the Element Details area (Workbench Map Editor).