Have you ever wanted a selected option in a feature to propagate into other features within a product? Well, now you can!
This can be done in the two new columns found in the Features tab in Catalogue Creator, namely: Sync Group Code, and Sync Method.
Sync Group Code
A unique identifier that defines a group of Features under Sync Group. Sync Group keeps track of the last selected Option of Features under the group as Sync State.
Features under the same Sync Group Code get access to the specific group’s Sync State and retrieve the tracked Option.
Sync Group works across all Features under Additional Products and can be used to link features between the main and additional products.
Sync State that is previously set remains with the Catalogue Symbol despite missing all features of the group. This allows the last selected option to remain when a user switches back and forth from a Product.
- Sync Group does not apply to Multiple Sel. feature.
- Using Sync Group for Numeric Type Features sync the “Numeric Value” instead of an Option. The Numeric Value will always change the “End Point” of a Model Measure if linked.
Set the Sync Method of a Feature that first has a Sync Group Code assigned.
Sync Method defines the behavior of syncing an Option, allowing users to customize how a Feature's option should be synced within the same Sync Group.
The selected Option of this Feature updates the Sync State and propagates to all other Features that have matching Sync Group Code and Sync Method that is set to Read or Read & Write.
Feature with this method will not update Sync State when its Option is changed, but it will accept any Option propagated to it if the propagated Option comes from matching Sync Group.
- Read & Write
This method includes both functionalities from both Write and Read. This is also the default Sync Method.