PubMan™ 3.2 Now Ready for Release
We're getting ready to distribute the latest PubMan release, which comes with a new application programming interface (API) for the IDM data process management tool Integrations, and a host of changes to the application interface. Read on to learn about all the changes and updates.
PubMan Integrations API
IDM's Integrations data process manager handles the automation of:
- Import and export of content
- Global updates to content
- Generation of new or derivative content
To address the needs of a growing number of clients that have such requirements - some on a very large scale - we've developed an API for PubMan providing a library of functions that Integrations processes can use to directly interact with the PubMan data store. If you're not already using Integrations, contact us to see what improvements in your workflow might be possible.
PubMan Application Updates in 3.2
Proper recognition of .txt files on checkout. For those of you with a checkout option that creates lists for your index or authority record assistant forms in XMetaL, you'll no longer have to change the file extension from '.htm' to '.txt'. It will default to the correct extension.
Missing links to Parse Report results corrected. When parse reports took an extended period of time to complete, sometimes the link to the report they produced would not be visible when they completed. This has been corrected. Performance of the parse reports have also been greatly improved.
Metadata refresh now run when prior document version is restored. In previous releases, when a prior version of a document was restored, the old version was not read for links, sortkey, document numbers, or any other metadata which potentially could be different than the version it was restored in place of. This could lead to erroneous display of link information or basic document metadata.
Confirmation of lock release. Restored by popular demand: You will receive a message box asking you to confirm any request to delete a lock from the Locks list.
Changes to PMSearch:
- Improvements to handling of phrases in Full Text and Words/Within Searches.
- You can now choose to see shared queries from All users in one list in the Query Manager.
- Hit highlighting now works in a limited fashion for XQuery searches.
- Loading a search from the Query Manager clears the old results.
- The "No Documents Found" message in the results list is removed when you execute a new query.
Check out request governor. You can now limit the number of documents in a check out request to prevent oversized requests.
Column heading change in title list. The old 'Tag' column heading has been changed to 'ID'. Integrations requests are made using the title ID so this helps clear up confusion.
Change to Title Group filter. The left nav bar function and page for filtering Title Groups have been removed. They are replaced by a Title Group filter dropdown on the List Titles page.
Streamlined popup document displays. Nav bars have been removed from popup document displays.
Change to display of prior document versions. Show all links functions are no longer displayed when a prior version of a document is viewed.
New system properties. You may now request that we set your your PubMan instance to do the following, in order to hide features you may not make use of from the UI:
- Disallow Quick Edit
- Hide any of the following in the left nav bar: New Document, CSA, Jobs.
- Hide Msgs or Tasks from the top nav bar.
Updates to documentation. Starting with this release documentation is now being generated from Confluence in a new format.
Changes to display of related document information. The Also Found In section of the document display page has been removed, and the Show All Links functions have been split into two selections:
- Related docs: Launches the View Related Docs page, which gives you options to list: Documents the current one links to; documents which link to the current one; and documents with the same name (in other Titles).
- Packages: Launches a page listing all the packages the current document is a member of.
Package list issue corrected. The Show Packages Viewable dropdown now displays shared packages for admin users.
Package document list navigation issue corrected. For admin users: When you select a document from a package owned by another user, the list navigation will now stay in the selected package. In the prior release navigating prev/next through the list via the controls on the document display page would erroneously change to another package.
Issue with Title Bulk Operations corrected. Under some circumstances using the Copy documents from package function would crash. This has been corrected.
Package returned from New Documents report corrected. The generated name for the package resulting from a New Documents Report request now contains 'New' not 'Changed'.