One of our Schemas changed, a new metadata field called "Date" was added, as a MANDATORY one (minOccurs=1). - all the components using this schema are missing now the content for this mandatory field.
When we open such a component using this changed schema, where this new mandatory field was added to, and we try to save it without change, we got a message that "Date" must be filled out. We are forced to add a value to this Date field before we can save any other changes to these components.
Above scenarios are common I suppose, how are these handled?
I read about "component synchroniser" tool which could be used in theory in such cases. a) How would that work and solve our issues? It would be able to add this new missing field values to our component using this changed schema? b) So after running this "component synchroniser" tool all our components would contain this "Date" metadata field?
Translation Manager related questions:
What would happen in the translation process using Translation Manager, if we would select a content component with such a missing metadata field "Date" and send a translation job?
- I guess it would fail to send the translation job, but would like to get some direct experiences about such scenarios described above.
- Or it would actually extract the components contnet even if that madnatory metadata field is missing from the component, but in this case it would fail at the "import" step, right?
How are such situations handled by the Translation Manager itself? What about we select a complete folder with content components and there may be only some of such components inside? Will it give an error message and will fail the complete translation process/job, or will fail only for those components which are missing this mandatory field "Date"?
We don't have yet Translation Manager, I tried to check through already all the docs I have, but was unable to get direct information about scenario I described above...
Thanks in advance!