An item in a sequence can refer to another (inner) sequence. When the item is eligible for display, the inner sequence will be displayed. By using inner sequences, you can break a long sequence into smaller parts and delegate inner sequence administration to other users.
Inner sequences can be shared with many sequences, fully utilise the same stacking logic, and be managed by other users.
For the purposes of this example, a 'master' sequence will be created before the inner sequence, but you can add an inner sequence to any sequence item you have created.
- Sign in to the admin interface.
- Create a new, empty sequence with the label Master.
- Create a second, empty sequence with the laber Inner.
- Click the Open button () to expand the Inner sequence item.
- Click the Library button () to open the library panel at the side of the Sequences tab.
- Click and drag a library item to the Add item button () under Slot 1 to add it to the sequence.
- Repeat to add items to Slot 2 and Slot 3.
- Open the Master sequence and click the Add item button () under Slot 2 to display the Stack item dialog.
- On the Display tab, select Inner sequence from the top dropdown menu.
The dialog is updated to reflect the selection.
- From the Sequence dropdown list, select the sequence you want to add as an inner sequence. In this example, select the sequence labelled Inner.
- Click Save to save your changes and close the dialog. The selected sequence is added to the Master sequence as a single item.
Tips and Tricks:
- Access to the inner sequence can be granted to a user that does not have access to the master sequence.
- You can set a max duration in the item referring to the inner sequence. This duration will limit the amount of content played in the inner sequence. Furthermore, it will sequentially rotate the inner sequence each loop of the master.
- You can apply conditions to the item item referring to the inner sequence to selectively show/skip the inner sequences. You could, for example, have a master sequence with 2 stacked items referring to a different sequence for weekdays to the weekend.