Add a Function to the Resource Model¶
Functions allow Arches to automatically perform operations on input data after it is entered by users. A simple example that comes built-in with Arches is the function called “Define Resource Descriptors”. It allows you to define how a resource will be labeled throughout the app–in search results, in map popups, etc.
- From choose Functions to enter the Function Manager.
- Select the “Define Resource Descriptors” Function. You’ll see 3 tabs, each used to define a resource descriptor that appears throughout the Arches interface. For our purposes, we’ll only deal with the Display Name tab.
- Make sure the “Name” card is selected in the Card Name dropdown. This will pre-populate the Primary Name Template line with all of the nodes in the “Name” card.
- Change the template from
<Name>, <Name Type>to
<Name> (<Name Type> Name). With this template, a building with a primary name of “Scott House” will have a display name of “Scott House (Primary Name)”.
- Click .