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User Guide
Filtering Elements in a Topic

Use the Topic Editor to set values and filter elements in a topic for conditional publishing.
You have a topic open and want to set Filtering Properties values for topic elements.
  1. Place your cursor in the element you want to filter.

    Step Information
    Note:It is a best practice to profile entire elements, not just individual words or phrases. This is especially important when localizing the content, since a complete sentence is required to provide sufficient context for accurate translation memory and machine translation matching. This is true even if some text is duplicated across alternative elements for different conditions.
  2. Click Properties.

    Expected Result
    The Properties Pane displays.
  3. Navigate to the Filtering Properties that you want to define. 

    Step Information
  4. Enter the values for each Filtering Properties that defines the condition in which the element will be displayed. 

    Example
    In this example, we set the Audience Filtering Property to “Novice” for the first item in the list. The item will be published only when Audience=”Novice” at publish.
The Filtering Properties values are set for the topic element.

Note:Depending on the action defined for a specific value at publish time, the information is either flagged, excluded, or included. If no action is specified for a specific value, the default is to include the content (unless your publishing profile sets the default to exclude).