Example of Including Higher Context Layers While You Configure

When you select a context layer, you can include higher layers to see the application changes from those layers while you configure in your selected layer. Here's an example that explains what happens using the Site, Country, and Organization layers.

What You See While Making Application Changes

Suppose this is what you do when you select context layers:

  • Select the Organization layer for configuration and select VMI Manufacturing as the value for that layer

  • Include the Country layer and select France as the value

Note: The Site layer is automatically included because it applies to everyone.

While you modify pages in Page Composer and make changes for VMI Manufacturing, you also see changes that apply specifically to VMI Manufacturing in France, based on these factors:

  • What was defined for each layer

  • Which is the highest layer with application changes for a specific artifact

Let's say you have a field that's hidden in the Site layer, but displayed in the Country layer for France. While modifying pages, you can't see the hidden field because Country is higher than Site.

What Your Application Changes Apply to

No matter what you see while making application changes, your changes apply only to the selected layer, that is, Organization. You now choose to hide the field, and that change applies only to the Organization layer for VMI Manufacturing.

Here's what users see after you make your change:

  • VMI Manufacturing in France still can't see the field because Country is higher than Organization.

  • Users with other job roles in France can see the field because the Country layer isn't within the scope of the Organization layer, in this case, VMI Manufacturing.

  • VMI Manufacturing in any other country can see the field because Organization is lower than Country.