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Using Partitions

This article shows how to use Partitions to segment and share content with groups of users in ResourceFirst.

About Partitions

A Partition in ResourceFirst is a way to segment groups of users by a partition name. A user designated as a Partition Administrator can share certain elements of ResourceFirst with users in his or her partition.  Currently, Partition Administrators can do the following:

  • Share their Global Filter settings as the default for new users in their partition
  • Share custom views with users in their partition
  • Share Scenarios with users in their partition

Setting Up Partitions

There are three steps to setting up a Partition:

  1. Create a Partition - Create the partition via Administration>Lists>Partitions (only ResourceFirst Administrators can do this), Simply add a new partition name to the list.
  2. Designate partition members by specifying the partition name in the Partition field for the appropriate users in the User list (via Administration>Lists>Users).
  • Important: A User can only be a member of one partition at a time. 
  1. Designate Partition Administrator(s) by granting them Partition Administrator rights - Assign Partition rights to designated administrator(s) for the partition. There can be multiple Partition Administrators to the same partition. Having multiple partition administrators is common with teams who want to share their views with each other so that everyone can work with the same view format particular to just their team.  See Administering Rights and Privileges for information on assigning Partition rights.
  • Be sure to also assign the Partition Administrators to the partition as described in step 2. 

Now, the Partition Administrator(s) can share Global Filter defaults, custom views, and scenarios with the partition members.

Using Partitions to Share Information

Note: When sharing global filter settings, views, or scenarios with users in a partition, there is currently no way to see which specific users are members of the partition. Only a ResourceFIrst Administrator can see the Users list to see who is in which partition. 

Sharing Global Funnel Filter settings

  •  A Partition administrator will see a "Share Settings" button at the bottom of the Global Funnel Filter dialog. Clicking that button will automatically share the settings with all users in the partition. 
  • The Global Funnel Filter, if shared by a Partition Administrator, becomes the default setting for a new User in the partition when logging into ResourceFirst for the first time. 
  • If a user makes changes to the partition-granted Global Funnel Filter settings, those updated user defined settings take precedent.
  • The ResourceFirst Admin can reset the user on the Admin->Lists->Users page. This action clears the settings for the user so next time they log in they will get the default partition-defined Global Funnel Filter settings.
    • Note: If the user is logged in while you are resetting the account, any user action will take precedent. For the reset to work the user must be logged off.
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Sharing Partition Views

  • A Partition administrator will see a "Share View" button at the bottom of any custom view. Clicking that button will automatically share the view with all users in the partition.
  • Views shared in a partition appear in the View dropdown list on the appropriate page for members of that partition to use. 

Sharing Scenarios

  • You can mark your scenario as Private. Should you need to share your private scenario with particular colleagues you can by sharing the scenario. 
  • Steps to share a scenario:
    • Step 1: In the Global Scenario window, highlight the scenario you would like to share and look to the right side of the row and find the share icon.
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    • Click Add on the Share window
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    • You are now on the Users to Share With page. By default, the comprehensive list of resources you have permissions to view are listed. If you want to filter for only those members in the partition you are a member, place a check in the box for Filter on Global & Partition users. Next, select as many of those resources as you would like to view your private scenario.
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