Document Types > DITA .dcf Settings > Enabling and Disabling DITA ID Assignment
Enabling and Disabling DITA ID Assignment
Arbortext Editor automatically assigns an ID value to new DITA topics. By default, you can use the Resource Manager and Modify Attributes dialog box to override the generated ID. If you do not want users to be able to override the generated ID, you can use the .dcf file to disable this capability.
To disable overriding generated DITA IDs:
1. Open Arbortext Architect.
2. Choose File > Open.
3. Locate the directory in which the document type whose .dcf file you want to modify is saved, and click Select.
4. Once the document type is loaded, choose Edit > DCF. If the document type has a .dcf file, it displays in the Arbortext ArchitectDCF Editor window. If there is no .dcf file associated with this document type, Arbortext Architect automatically creates one.
5. Locate the Options element in the DCF Editor. If the file doesn't include an Options element, add one.
Open the Document Type Viewer (Tools > Document Type Viewer) to view the element hierarchy for the .dcf file. This will help you determine the valid location for the Options element.
6. Click next to the Options element to open the Modify Attributes dialog box.
You must have the Force Required Attributes EntryEdit preference selected for this dialog box to open automatically.
7. Choose no in the assignId field to disable the overriding of generated DITA IDs for this document type. To enable the overriding of generated DITA IDs, choose yes. The default setting is yes.
8. Click OK.
9. Choose File > Save to save the changes you have made to the .dcf file.