As with products, the Feature Manager starts you at the Home level, displaying the subcategories available. Click on the category name to open it and show any subcategories and/or features assigned to that category. You also have the following search fields and filters:
Name, Author, Text – This search box will allow you to find features with this word or words in the title, author or text fields. Any portion of the word will match.
Order By – Allows you to sort the list of features.
Type – You can assign different feature types to a feature (defined in Picklists). Select a type to show only these types of features.
Access Key – Shows features protected with a specific access key
Display – For features, you have some special options for the display filter. The choices available include:
Off – Features whose display setting is turned off
Editor – Feature still needing approval
Current – According to the start and end date for the feature, it is currently being displayed
Scheduled – Feature set to display at some point in the future
Expired – Feature whose expiration date has passed
New – Select features that are marked or not marked as ‘New’
Links are available for other Feature Manager functions. After using a search, you’ll see the link to return to the Browse Categories view. While browsing, you will have a link to add a New Feature to the current category (or home level for uncategorized features). Finally, while in the list view, you will have a link to switch to the Edit Form. The Edit Form gives you a form to perform quick edits on all the features in the list at once. The fields include the following:
Priority – The sort order for the feature on the subcategory pages. 1 is the highest priority, then 2 and so on down. Use 0 or leave blank for no priority setting.
Start – The start date for publication of this feature. Leave blank to display immediately.
End – The end date for publication of the feature. Leave blank if no expiration date.
Display – Use to manually turn the feature on and off.
Approved – Features that have been approved by a user with editor permissions.