In addition to using Image Map text for your rollovers in eCatalogs, you can use an Info Panel to add larger quantities of rollover text, including links. You can also manage the InfoPanel by using timed caching and scheduling content updates.
You can manage your InfoPanel setup and data using the following features in Scene7:
InfoPanel Setup panel lets you specify the template used to display the Info Panel text, a default response for errors, and the number of hours the information is cached. In addition, you can specify whether the eCatalogs is automatically published.
InfoPanel Datafeed panel lets you specify a CSV file containing the text you want to appear in the InfoPanel rollover text, as well as schedule times for updating the information.
Import Metadata dialog box (accessed from the Map Pages view) lets you import a tab-delimited TXT file containing the rollover text information. You can use this TXT option or the Datafeed panel with the CSV file option for your rollover text.
Map Pages view provides an option for previewing the xml that appears for specific image maps.
You can select one of three preset response templates for displaying text in an Info Panel. These preset response templates determine how your information is presented in the Info Panel: how many columns and rows, typeface size, font, and so on. You can select a preset response template or create one of your own.
You can also set up the Response Template in the Viewer Preset. To use the Response Template in the Viewer Preset instead, add fmt=1 to the end of the Information Server URL in the Viewer Preset.
You can use a comma-separated value file (CSV) or tab-delimited file (TXT) for the source text for an Info Panel for an eCatalog. Tab-delimited files must use UTF16 (Unicode) encoding. You import the different file types using different methods.
When formatting source content, keep in mind the following guidelines:
Make sure that the tab- and comma-delimited data contains as many columns as are necessary for the rollover template.
Make sure that the first item or column of data is the rollover identifier (associated with the rollover_key value from the image map URLs).
Make sure that each tab- or comma-delimited item after the identifier is the item you want substituted into the response template (so the first column is substituted into $1$, the second column into $2$, and so on).
Using the Map Pages screen, you can easily and quickly view Info Panel text for the Image Maps on a specific page of your eCatalog.