A container type is created in the order Container Types with a click on + New/Container Type.
A container type is an object that contains a container configuration. This configuration can be freely defined and extended.
The container type behaves like the article type, with the difference that there are no roles within the container type.
The data type of a field in a container type cannot be changed once it has been defined.
The following field types can be assigned to a container:
Single-line input - Provides a simple, single-line input
Multiline input - Creates an input field for multiline text
Multiline input (formatted) - Like multiline input but embedded in a WYSIWYG editor
Multi-line input (HTML editor - Like multi-line input (formatted) but with a complete HTML editor
Single selection - Creates a drop-down list
Multiple selection - Creates a checkbox list
Image - Creates an image picker
Link List - Creates a list of links
Date with time - Creates an input option for date and time with calendar
Color - Creates an input field for a color with color picker
There are also special field types that are intended for the design and documentation of the container type.
Documentation - Displays the text entered in the default field
Separator - Creates a line to separate the fields
Deleting Container Types
Container types can only be deleted when there are no more containers created with this type (critical deletion dependency).