Use this checklist when updating a PAT so you don't forget something.
1. Prepare PAT
Steps to ensure that the PAT is ready for use. Presumes that the PAT is a Word doc and has previously been a PAT.
Download the existing Word doc from the PAT. This is the control copy of the doc.
For Word documents: there will be a header with the following items in it:
|2.||Check pagination to remove blank pages.|
|3.||If necessary, add "PAT" prefix to the revision date and update the date.|
|4.||Save the document using the same filename.|
Open the doc and make a set of screenshots using the naming convention:
PAT-###-SS1, PAT-###-SS2. etc.
Using this convention will mean less work later. If the screenshots change and you upload the new shots using the same numbers, they will automatically appear in the PAT page without any additional editing of the images in the page.
|6.||You are now ready to update the PAT page.|
2. Update the PAT Page
Go to the PAT Database.
Open the attachments for the PAT page:
Open the page in the editor:
Open the page using "Edit Contents" - this will build the database entry
|5.||Test the new PAT using the PAT Test Page. Follow instructions on that page to test and verify the new PAT prior to deployment.|
3. Deploy PAT to Target Pages
Check the target page to verify that the updates to the PAT appear as expected.
If necessary, edit the target page, at the location of the PAT, make changes in the text preceding
In the place where the PAT should appear.
4. Build and Deploy Reports of PATs on a Page
When one or more PATs appear on a SWE, Topic, or Other page, a list of them should appear in the tab containing the Resources. The codes you added or updated in the database determine which reports the PAT will appear in.
On the Resources tab, check to see that there is a section for "Process Asset Templates" below the Tools entry, add one if necessary.
Check the following links to see if a report page exists for the type of page you are adding the PAT to.
If the report page exists, check to make sure that the new PAT appears in the report.
If there is no report page, build a report page for the PATs in the target page:
Edit the target page, in the Resources tab:
5. PATs added to a PAT Category
Some PATs are also a member of one or more categories (see PAT Categories)
If the PAT should be in an existing Category (see the list in PAT Categories),
To add a Category Report to a target page:
6. Create a New Category
When creating a new category of PATs, you must ensure that it is unique and has a unique code for use in the PAT database.
Review the list of categories and codes in the page PAT Categories
To create a new category, go to PAT Categories:
|3.||Check in PAT Categories to see that the new report page appears as expected|
For each PAT that belongs in the new category, open that PAT's entry in the PAT Database and
|5.||Add the new category into other SWE, Topic, or Other pages as appropriate.|