[Discussion type data] is a little unique Data item. You can rewrite all of the [String type (multi-line type)] at the downstream Steps, but you can only "append" in "Discussion type". Also when you write to the [Discussion-type], the user name and written time is appended automatically. It is useful for communication on the issue, or recording of the situation.
1. Usage Example of [Discussion type Data]
- a. Internal Communication
- Writing notes that are peculiar to the issue, or encouragement for working on the issue
- b. Recording of Atypical Information
- Fill in the remarks or reference information that is hard to pre-defined as a data format
- c. Recording of Process (Single Process, single person)
- Recording the actions that made on the issue in a time series (eg.: 'Made confirmation about the spec on the telephone'
- d. Recording of Process (Single Process, multiple people)
- Recording the opinions of more than one person (e.g.: Cooperative Processing on "Team Swimlane")
- e. Recording of Process (Multiple Procesess, multiple people)
- Appending ever changing information in each Step (e.g.: "Weather forecast for the day of the event"
2. Inputting to [Discussion type Data]
- 1. Typing into Input field
- Type in the input field under display area
- 2. Click on the [Send]
- Inputting Username and appended time are recorded automatically (Display area is updated)
- Unlike the other data types, data is saved by clicking on the [Send] button (Data is sent to the server)
- It is also possible to transmit data in a plurality of times during one operation (Handling)
- If there remains unsent data in "Input field" of Discussion type, it will be sent together with other data items when transmitting
- There is no [Send] button on input from the smartphone (It will be sent at the same time as the overall transmission)
3. Limits and Tips for [Discussion type Data]
- 1. Business Communication
- Easy to make business communication which is the restricted to an issue that used to be done in emails
- 2. Batch Download
- Discussion type data can be batch download in the format of CSV or Excel
- 3. In-house Communication
- [Open Chat] (former Task Feed), the Enterprise Social Networking is very effective for communication open to the entire company (posting example: "#p1234")
- Display information does not update in real time (You should be careful in case that is assumed posting at the same time)
- Partial deletion or editing of the content is not possible (which will be completely deleted when you delete the issue data)
- When you Start reusing the past data, the contents of the Discussion type data are not replicated
- "Initial value" (a state that has already been entered) on the Discussion type data is not available
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