Virtual Navigations

Updated: November 4, 2022

The Virtual Navigations menu entry enables you to define new browsing trees based on document properties. You can install the Nuxeo Virtual Navigation add-on to see how default virtual navigations based on the vocabularies Subject and Coverage work. This page explains the different options available on the Nuxeo Studio configuration screens.

A virtual navigation is a content view whose filter is not displayed as a form but as a tree that shows the values of a vocabulary.


You need to select the Virtual Navigation target package in your Application Definition for this menu entry to be available.

Definition Tab

  • Label: The label that will be displayed as a tooltip on the virtual navigation tab.
  • Breadcrumb Label: The label displayed in the breadcrumb from virtual navigation results.
  • Property: Select the schema and the property on which should be used to filter documents.
  • Additional query filter: Indicate the basis of the query that will be applied automatically applied.

By default, Nuxeo Studio fills this field to filter out:

  • documents marked as hidden in navigation (ecm:mixinType != 'HiddenInNavigation')
  • documents that are not archived versions (ecm:isCheckedInVersion = 0)
  • and documents that are deleted (ecm:currentLifeCycleState != 'deleted')

See the page Content View - Query and Form Tab for more details.

  • Default sort:
  • Vocabularies: Select the vocabularies that should be used to display the property values in the tree.
  • Icon: Select the icon to display in the virtual navigation tab.
  • Enabled: Uncheck if you want to disable this navigation tree.

Results Tab

The configuration of the content view results is the same as a regular content view. Please report to the page Content View - Results.