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Automatically refreshing the Smart Connection panel

Automatically refreshing the Smart Connection panel

When the Smart Connection panel is viewed in List View mode, the content of the panel can be updated automatically each time a new file is added, a file is routed to a user, the Workflow Status of a file is changed, and so on.

Info: The information presented here applies to the following versions of Smart Connection:

  • Smart Connection 9
  • Smart Connection for Adobe CC
  • Smart Connection for Adobe CC 2014

This is controlled by the following mechanisms:

  • Live Update: (Default method) A Server Feature defined on Enterprise Server. It refreshes the panel only for the most essential actions.
  • View Update: A feature defined on the system on which Smart Connection is installed. It refreshes the panel for each action.

Using the Live Update method

This method refreshes the panel only for the most essential actions.

  • File: configserver.php file
  • Name of option: EventPort
  • Location: SERVERFEATURES list
  • Example:

new Feature( 'EventPort', 8093 )

Note: You are free to change the Event Port number. If you are using more than one Enterprise system on a single network, the port must differ or else clients will send and receive messages through databases that the user is not making use of.

Using the View Update method

This method refreshes the panel for each action, including when a file is opened, a version is saved, checked-in, and so on.

Note: This method results in an increase in network traffic and Server load; use this configuration with care.

  • File: WWSettings.xml file
  • Name of option: ViewUpdate
  • Location: anywhere between the <Settings> </Settings> tags
  • Example:

<SCEnt:ViewUpdate/>

Important: Make sure to validate the WWSettings.xml file for correct content. See Validating the WWSettings.xml file.

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