- 15 Jul 2022
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History and Documentation
- Updated on 15 Jul 2022
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To aid in version control and to view Comments, Documents, External Links, Saves, and Checkpoints associated with a specific Designer Element, Designers are given a variety of History/Documentation Actions and Settings. The following document discusses and demonstrates how to use these features to catalog Designer Elements in Decisions.
The History/Documentation Actions can be accessed by right-clicking the name of a Designer Element and hovering over the History/Documentation Actions menu.
Expanding the History/Documentation menu provides access to the following actions:
|Add Comment||Allows the user to enter a Comment that will appear in the Recent Comments section of the History/Documentation Page.|
|Add Document||Allows the user to add a Document that will be associated with the element and be available for View/Download in the Recent Comments section.|
|Add External Link||Allows the user to associate an external URL with the element that is available from the Recent Comments section.|
The History Folder of a Designer Element provides information based on the version and history of that specific element. This Folder can be accessed by right-clicking a Designer Element and selecting History/Documentation Actions > Open/View.
The Folder's Page displays the following three sections:
|History and Documentation||Shows the element's Name, Modified On date, the Modified By email, the Behavior type, and the amount of Backups that are available for the item (Backup Count).|
|Older Versions||Displays all Backups or Saves/Checkpoints for the element. Right-clicking one of the backups exposes a new Action menu with options for utilizing the Backup. This includes the ability to Restore From Backup, management options, and more.|
|Recent Comments||Displays all added Comments, Documents (with Download/Update options), External Links, and Preview Images associated with the element.|
Designer Studio Settings: Archive
To help with version control, Decisions provides adjustable Settings that allow the Decisions Studio to automatically archive previously saved versions of a Designer Element based on the age of the version, or when a new version is saved. These settings help to control how many versions and Backup files are saved for an individual element.