Class (previously Categorization) allows one to group objects in Calem based on their category hierarchy. It also provides features including attributes and view customization. This blog discusses the view customization based on class. Asset object is used here as an example. The concept is applicable to other objects such as location.
1. Form Customization and Class
Assets with class codes assigned may have customized forms based on class codes. For instance, the screenshots below shows an asset screen of class "Server", followed by an asset of class of "LinuxClone". The screen layouts are specific to their classes.
When you customize an asset form, Calem uses the asset's class code to retrieve and save the customization. The class code ("Server") is shown in the form title if a form is customized for a class.
2. Turning Off Form Customization by Class (Categorization)
The feature of form customization by class is great if you need to have customized views by class code. However, if you need all your asset forms to look the same. The class code may get in the way. For instance, you may run into the following issue:
2.1 Customize an Asset without Class Value
It is frustrating to have a customization working for some assets, but not for others. The first thing to avoid the issue is to select an asset without class value to customize.
2.2 Turning Off Customization for Class Codes
The class code based customization can be turned off at code level.
2.3 System Configuration
Class code based customization can be turned off at the system level through configuration. Contact your Calem Support Team to turn off the feature for your service.