add_config_element(search_type, view, name, class_name=None, display_options={}, action_class_name=None, action_options={}, element_attrs={},login=None, unique=True, auto_unique_name=False, auto_unique_view=False)

This method adds an element into a config. It is used by various UI components to add new widget element to a particular view.


search_type - the search type that this config belongs to

view - the specific view of the search type

name - the name of the element


class_name - the fully qualified class of the display

action_class_name - the fully qualified class of the action

display_options - keyward options in a dictionary to construct the specific display

action_options - keyward options in a dictionary to construct the specific action

element_attrs - element attributes in a dictionary

login - login name if it is for a specific user

unique - add an unique element if True. update the element if False.

auto_unique_name - auto generate a unique element and display view name

auto_unique_view - auto generate a unique display view name


boolean - True


This will add a new element to the "character" view for a 3D asset

        search_type = 'prod/asset'

        view = 'characters'

        class_name = 'tactic.ui.common.SimpleElementWdg'

        server.add_config_element(search_type, view, class_name)

This will add a new element named "user" to the "definition" view. It contains detailed display and action nodes

        data_dict = {} # some data here

        search_type = 'prod/asset'

        server.add_config_element(search_type, 'definition', 'user',  class_name = data_dict['class_name'], display_options=data_dict['display_options'], element_attrs=data_dict['element_attrs'], unique=True, action_class_name=data_dict['action_class_name'], action_options=data_dict['action_options'])