- Last Modified:
- 10 Dec 2018
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TERMINALFOUR 8.2.9 introduced the Notification Area. This drop-down display can be viewed when circle next to the Site Structure is selected. The circle is grey when there is no current publishing activity and turns green when a Publish task that has been started by the current user is in progress.
There's a video on the feature here:
Scheduled Publish tasks are shown at Sites & Channels > Publish Channels and are not included in the Notifications.
There are three types of notifications:
1. In progress: tasks that are currently running
2. Queued: tasks that are queued to run in the future
3. Done: tasks that have completed
The following information is displayed:
|Publish type||The type of Publish||Channel Publish
Branch Publish/Multiple Branches
Section Publish/Multiple Sections
Content Publish (A Section Publish that is initialized within the content)
|Channel name||The name of the Channel||Main website|
|Date/time||In progress tasks: the date/time that task started is displayed
Queued tasks: the date/time the task was triggered is displayed
Done tasks: the date/time the task was completed is displayed
|Duration||For In progress tasks, the duration is displayed in hh:mm:ss format||00:00:09|
|Status||For Done tasks, a green tick icon is displayed for a successful task|
|View output||For In progress tasks, a link is provided to view the publish output||See further information.|
|View report||For Done tasks, a link is provided to view the publish report|
Currently, Publish tasks started/created by the current user are shown in the Notification Area though additional tasks will be included in future releases.
Configuring the Display of Notifications
Under System administration > System settings > Preview and publish, you can configure two options:
- Length of time to show Publish Notifications: Sets the length of time Notifications will be shown once a Publish finishes. The default is 30 minutes.
- Number of Publish Notifications to show: Sets the maximum number of Publish Notifications that are displayed. The default is 10.
It is possible to view to view the output of a running Publish by clicking the View Output link on the Notification. The Publish output modal displays basic information about the publish and two tabs contain more specific information.
|Output||Displays the Publish log output. The log will automatically scroll to the most recent output.|
|Call stack||Displays the current stack trace of the Publish. This can be useful for determining the status of the Publish, or for identifying issues like stalled or blocked Publishes.|