Add new sType

Add new sType

Registering a new sType or "Searchable Type" in TACTIC provides opportunity to track separate list of items. From a technical standpoint, a new sType is a separate table in the project's database. This allows for the following configuration aspects:

  • Views

  • Custom Columns (properties)

  • Workflows processes and status

  • Notifications

  • Triggers

  • Tools

  • Security

  • ...and more

To register a new sType, click the [+] button in the top-left of the configuration page. The Register a new sType wizard will appear:

Information

Project Specific (available when creating a new sType for a project that is based on a template)
Title The title for the sType is used in the UI for display purposes.
Searchable Type Refers to the database name for the sType. in a "<project>/<name>" format. If no project is defined (i.e.. "art/") than the current project namespace will be used.
Description (optional) An optional description of the sType.

Once the fields are completed, press "Next" or press "Register" to complete the registration process. Note: It is recommended to go through the series of steps outlined in the "Register a new sType" wizard, as this allows for quick and easy configuration of the new sType that is outside of the TACTIC defaults.

Workflow

Items have a Pipeline? When selected, sets up an association for a pipeline workflow for the sObjects in that sType. The section below describes this relationship in more detail
Process (optional) Stages in the process. eg. processes for an asset sType: design, model, texture, rigging eg. processes for a shot sType: layout, animation/fx, lighting, render, comp

Preview Image

Preview Image (optional) Browse to select a preview image for the new sType.

Columns

Include Preview Image? Preview image for each item (sObject) of that sType.
Add Columns to sType (optional) During the registration process, default columns are added to the new sType table. You can also add additional columns during this process. Note - columns can be added after this process using the Table Manager

Finish

Finish To complete the registration process, press "Register". A this point, the option is provided to go back and change any information by clicking on the "Back" button.