Domain settings allows you to customize your domain to best suit your district or organization. One of the powerful features of Buzz's domain/subdomain architecture is the ability to configure settings that can be inherited or not by subdomains.
Buzz includes two tools to help manage these inheritance relationships:
Applied domain settings
This tool displays the current domain's full Domain settings in read-only XML format, including any settings inherited from "parent" domains and the source domain's ID. You can compare these settings with another domain's settings, and any differences are highlighted.
- Open the More menu in Domain details, and select Applied domain settings.
- You can review the Application settings or XLI settings. Notice that the source-domainID is identified for each setting.
- Click Compare with domain.
- Choose the domain you want to compare with and click Compare.
- Differences between the compared domains are highlighed in different colors, so you know which data belongs to which domain.
Domain setting usage
This tool allows you to select a specific setting defined in the current domain's Domain settings and run a search to see if that setting exists in the subdomains.
- Open the More menu in Domain details, and select Domain setting usage.
- Here, you can select the specific Application setting or XLI setting to see if it exists in this domain's subdomains.
- When you've selected the desired setting, click Show usage.
- The results include:
- The setting's XML configuration.
- The number of subdomains with matching settings and the number without.
- A list of all of the current domain's subdomains. Subdomains that share the setting have a blue checkmark, and those that don't, have a red X.