Do you have questions about the new documents functionality? First, we recommend reading the following topic:
If you're wondering what has changed with the migration, a summary can be found in the post here: Changes to Community Functionality
You may also want to check the Known Issues with Migration list if you suspect you have encountered a bug.
If your question is not covered above, or if you have any feedback to provide, please post below.
A few questions come to my mind at a first glance of the new community site:
As an additional comment, after grouping all content in the Community area, it seems to me that a box should be added to user profile listing documents contrinuted by the user.
"Documents do not exist within user groups": this sentence needs to be clarified a little, at least adding "documents may exist within product group". As a side note to this, placing Product groups below User Groups category is misleading!
"Published documents can be edited and collaborated on by any community user": if this means that any user is able to edit a document even if not created by himself it seems wrong to me! I may accept that a document is edited by peers (e.g. same rank as the original poster or any other criteria you may imagine) but leaving to anyone that authority is not correct IMHO.
It seems to me that this discussion should be floated like the others referring to this last site update.
I have the same problem with the EDITing of documents. I cannot edit any documents I created before. What should I do?
Regarding the inability to edit documents -- can you please try this again? If you are still seeing a problem, can you please link us to the document?
Also, on your user profile, you will find a component called My Document Contributions. This links to the full list of all of the documents you created or contributed to.
Regarding editing of documents now the Edit button appears both for documents in the CVI user group and for documents in Community, and even for documents I don't authored.
On the contrary, I can't find the My Document component in my user profile.
EDIT: I actually can see My Documents in your user profile but not in mine, regardless I'm logged in or not
Thank you for your feedback. I manage the support content on ni.com, including examples programs, and wanted to follow up with specifically on:
As may be aware, we recently released a new style guide and template for example programs on the NI Community. As part of this migration, we are in the process of updating all previously submitted example programs to meet these new standards. For now, all example programs that was previously posted, but require some level of edits to meet the new guidelines are located in the Example Program Drafts area. We have a team here at NI that is going through all the example programs in the draft area and updating the style and documentation, according to the style guide, but not updating the underlying functionality of the code. As these documents are updated over the next few months they will be moved to the Example Programs area.
Rest assured that example programs located in either place are still completely searchable and accessible via external search engines like google, ni.com, and the NI Community. (At the moment, the migrated pages are probably still being crawled by these various search engines, so it may take some time for you to see results show up).
In some cases, it is possible that before the migration, some documents were not accurately tagged as examples and may now show up in the Community Documents area. If this is the case for any of your documents, please report that document to a moderator and they will work on correcting the issue.
Also, with regards to your comment about categorization, you will notice that in the Example Programs area, all the example programs are now accurately labeled by product area. We hope this will improve navigation and findability dramatically. Let us know what you think!
Hi Roberto -
Thanks for your questions. On the topic of advanced search, you asked:
Please note there is an advanced search link on the search results page. On the search results page, there is also a way to filter based on the author.
Also, regarding this comment in a later post:
...we agree and have floated this discussion.
Digital Support Experience
Where are "My" Documents?
I can search my own documents if:
- I remember their title (or part of it)
- then filter by authors (me).
- Hope for the best (I am missing one out of two at this time [*]).
I would suggest figuring out something less convoluted if you are expecting volunteers like me to contribute anything in the future. I personally will migrate my stuff on a personal website, as I really don't see the point of throwing good stuff in a bottomless pit, with the risk of being the victim of random "updates" or "upgrades".
[*] I found a trace of it with a search on the NI website:
but the link redirects me to a generic landing page, as so many of my bookmarks carefully saved before the dreaded migration....