Publish Placeholder

This article helps you understand how to publish a placeholder in your Asite project folder.

Updated over a week ago

Placeholders are records of files that will be published in the future. The relevant attributes for the file is entered with the placeholder. Availability of the option to publish a placeholder may depend upon your accessibility. Users can now create placeholders without the mandatory distribution step.

This functionality can be used to:

a. Notify others when file (or the next revision of a file) will be published.

b. Allow project administrators (or privileged team members) to give the publisher of a file a task to publish a new revision of the file.

c. Allow users who do not have a permission to upload files in a folder, the ability to upload specific files (By giving them task to publish a file).

The task of creating a placeholder for a file allows the project team to know that the file is being edited and when they can expect the next version.

Key to the placeholders functionality is the addition of a document reference field that acts as the unique identifier of all files stored within Asite.

Use placeholder functionality with two different ways:

1. Create Placeholders for new File - If the file for which placeholder is to be created, is a new file (i.e. no revisions of it have been published to Asite).

2. Create Placeholders for new Revisions of Existing File - If the file for which placeholder is to be created, is already existing.

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