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Container Properties

The following table contains a list and description of the container properties found on the Create and Edit Container dialogs. An asterisk (*) indicates that the property is mandatory.






The unique name for the parent container.



An optional title.



An optional subject/description of the container.



Optional keyword(s) about the container.

Node Type


Defines the node type: Location or Logical (Only permissible for the root (parent) container. Child containers inherit this value from the parent container, so it cannot be changed. If you want to change the node type, you must create a new root container of the appropriate type.) 

Location node refers to an actual physical location where physical assets can be located, such as an office, a warehouse, a filing cabinet, etc. A Logical node can be any representation to organize and catalog physical assets. It does not have to mirror any structure or organization in the "real world". You can create and use both location-based and logical-based containers. 

The Home location for a Location node is automatically calculated and provides the full path to the asset (i.e., all assets in the same container share the same Home location). This is not the same with a Logical node, as assets in the same container may have different locations.

Location Type


The location type that only displays if you select Location as your node type.  Options are:

  • Aisle
  • Bin
  • Box
  • Cabinet
  • Drawer
  • Folder
  • Shelf
  • Warehouse



The maximum number of physical assets in a container. Does not include assets in any child containers. 

If you enter a capacity, it displays as a percentage. This percentage is calculated from the number of a parent container's assets divided by the capacity value entered on the properties dialog. For example: 


If capacity is not entered, a numerical count of the parent container's assets will display. For example: 


If capacity reaches 100% for a container, you can still add additional child containers, but you cannot add additional physical assets.

Can Contain Assets


Defines if physical assets can be added to this container. If you select No, then this container can only contain a child container.

Allow Requests


Defines if you want any physical assets that were created in this container to be able to be requested or not.



Allows manual entry of a barcode to apply to a container or displays the barcode schemes to allow selection from there (if configured). These values appear from the drop-down menu and the next available barcode number according to the scheme is entered automatically.

Barcode Symbology

YesCode 39

The type of barcode symbology to use.

Barcode Alternate


A Barcode Alternate is useful when you have assets that may have need separate barcodes for internal and external usage.

This property works the same way as Barcode Symbology.

Barcode Symbology Alternate

The type of barcode symbology to use for the Barcode Alternate.

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