Edit Profiles

Within Forge you can differentiate between the five tabs which are shown in the screenshot below. This section describes these tabs in more detail.

The tabs in Forge for editing a profile


In Forge you can edit the properties of a Profile as well as the elements of the Profile. Properties of the Profile are, for example, the profile URL, name, and publishing date. These values can be edited under the Properties tab.

The Properties overview in Forge


A profile’s narrative can be adjusted under the Narrative tab. The narrative is a XHMTL fragment which is intended to contain a summary of the resource and is used to represent the content of the resource to a human. On default this is a Generated Narrative of the profile, meaning the content is entirely generated from the structured data in the profile.

The Narrative overview in Forge

Element Tree and Element Grid

Elements of the FHIR base Resource and extension can be edited to make your own profile. In Forge you can view and edit these elements in the Element Tree or in the Element Grid.

Element Tree

The Element Tree overview in Forge

Via the Element Tree tab you can edit Element Properties, slice Elements, or add extensions.

Element Grid

The Element Grid overview in Forge

XML and JSON viewer

The XML and JSON tabs are used to view the XML and JSON serialization of the current profile. The tabs only show the differential. A snapshot can be obtained by saving your work after the option Save snapshot component is checked in the Persistence tab in the Settings dialog (Options menu).

The Element XML overview in Forge
The Element JSON overview in Forge