Change the collection-type of a reltable cell

Use this procedure to reassign or remove the collection-type of a reltable cell; or to set the type of an untyped cell.

The map must be locked.

If you have created a preconfigured row you may at some point want to change the cell's collection-type to another valid value: "choice", for example. Or you may want to remove the collection-type attribute altogether.

Or, if you have created an untyped row, you may want to restrict its display characteristics using this attribute. Display characteristics, of course, will vary according to your XSL.

  1. In the Table Display area, highlight the row that contains the cell whose type you want to change.
    The selected row's contents appear in the Row Display area.
  2. Highlight the cell.
  3. In the Properties view, click in the entry field for the collection-type attribute.
  4. Enter the value you want to assign to the cell.
    As of DITA 1.1, the valid values are:
    • unordered
    • sequence
    • choice
    • family
    If you're removing the type, simply clear the contents of the field.
  5. Click the Refresh button in the DITA Map view.
The cell collection-type is reassigned and the new type appears in the Table Display area and in the Row Display area.