Understanding Doc Alert Changes

Getting Started with the Documentation Portal (XTP716)

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Previously, you signed up for doc alert emails for new and updated documents as part of your profile on the website. Alerts are now generated and sent from the Documentation Portal instead. Because the alerts are sent from a different platform, there are some changes to alert functionality as follows:

  • Alerts are created from a saved search in the Documentation Portal. For information on setting an alert, see Setting an Alert.
  • Within the Documentation Portal, you can save searches for any set of content. For example, your search can be for a single document or for a set of documents at any level of the filtering hierarchy. This provides more flexibility in your document alerts than was previously available.
  • Alert emails are sent out weekly for each saved search with an associated alert. For example, if you set up alerts on three saved searches, you might receive up to three emails in a week if each search has an associated alert.
  • Alert emails are sent when any search item is updated or when a new item is released that meets the search criteria.