Creating and Managing Displays in Screens as a Cloud Service

Last update: 2024-01-05

Once you have published your channel, it is now time to create your display in the Screens Services Provider.

A Display is a virtual grouping of screens that are usually positioned next to each other. The display is usually permanent in respect to an installation. This object content is what authors work with and always reference to as logical display rather than their physical counter parts.

Objective

This document helps you understand how to create and manage displays in the Screens Services Provider. After reading you should:

  • Understand how to create and delete displays
  • Understand how to organize your displays into folders

Steps to Create a Display

Follow the steps below to create the display from the Screens Services Provider:

  1. Navigate to Screens Services Provider from your AEM Cloud Service instance.

  2. Select Displays from the left navigation panel and click Create from the upper-right corner of the screen.

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  3. Select Display from the action bar.

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  4. Enter the title as LoopingChannelDisplay in Display Name and click Create.

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  5. The display titled as LoopingChannelDisplay will now be visible in the display list.

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Deleting a Display

You can delete a display from Screens Services Provider.

Select the display and click Delete from the bottom of the panel, as shown in the figure below.

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Steps to Organize displays into folders

How to toggle the folder rail

You can switch the folder rail from displaying all the folders to specific folders:

  1. Navigate to the displays inventory view by clicking the button highlighted below:

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  2. The folder side-rail is displayed.

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  3. Select Hide Folders to close it again.

How to create a folder

You can create folders to better organize your displays.

  1. Navigate to the displays inventory view.

  2. Ensure you are not currently in a folder, your should see the following:

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    Note: All Displays should be selected in the folder side rail and the breadcrumb navigation should only show Displays.

  3. Click the “Create” button on the top right and select the Folder option.

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  4. Fill in the title for the new folder and click Create.

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How to create a nested folder

  1. Navigate to the displays inventory view.

  2. Select the desired parent folder from the folder side rail or by browsing in the inventory view.

  3. Verify the desired parent folder is selected.

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    • The folder should be selected in the folder side rail.
    • The breadcrumb navigation should show the current folder name next to Displays.
  4. Click Create on the top right and select the Folder option.

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  5. Fill in the title for the new folder and click Create.

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How to move content to a new folder

You can move content to your new folders to better organize your displays.

  1. Navigate to the displays inventory view.

  2. Select the desired parent folder from the folder side rail or by selecting from the inventory view.

  3. Verify you selected the desired parent folder.

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Note: The folder should be selected in the folder side rail. Also, the breadcrumb navigation should show the current folder name next to Displays.

How to delete content from a folder

All folder operations are accessible via the selection action bar in inventory view.

  1. Navigate to the parent folder or select it from the side rail.

  2. In the inventory view, select the desired child folder you want to delete and ensure it is empty.

  3. Click Delete action in the selection action bar. The action is disabled if the folder is not empty.

What’s Next

Now, that you have learnt how to create and manage displays for your project, you should continue your Screens as a Cloud Service journey by next reviewing the document Assigning Channel to a Display in Screens as a Cloud Service.

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