The Knowledgebases tab section in the Admin Console the admin console provides a list of all the KBs currently on the server. To access this section, navigate to KB Management > Knowledgebases.
The default view shows columns for the name and description for each KB, as well as the KB Revision and Status.
- OK – Indicates an active KB.
- Invalid – KB failed to delete or patch correctly. Invalid KBs will not appear in the drop-down menu of the server login page.
- Disabled – Disabled KBs do not appear in the drop-down menu of the server login page.
- Importing/Deleting – Indicates a KB being created, deleted, or imported. This status is rarely seen.
- Sync Carrier KB – A KB used for an entity set sync export. This status appears only when exporting an entity set to hard drive via Sync settings in the standard
creates a temporary placeholder KB for export purposes. After the export completes successfully, the KB is scheduled for immediate deletion. Persistent visibility of KBs with this status may indicate a bug. Further inspection or contacting
support is recommended.
Copy a Knowledgebase
Choose Copy to create a copy of an existing KB on the same server. Copying creates a new KB using the original KB as a template. Copying KBs is useful to create a development or test copy of a KB to test changes and integrations, or if you need a new KB whose structures are more similar to an existing KB than the available defaults.
Select the Type of Copy
After adding a name and description, select the Type of Copy in the dialog.
When creating a copy for testing purposes, there is a danger that the copy may grab emails intended for the original knowledgebase. This may generate warning messages claiming that old issues have not been resolved. To prevent this, deselect the checkboxes for copying inbound email settings and copying rules.
Delete a Knowledgebase
KBs can be deleted from the admin console. Deleting KBs helps free up server space.
- Choose Delete to remove the KB. A confirmation dialog will open.
When deleting a knowledgebase, the system performs these tasks in the following order:
The system prevents the Admin KB from being deleted.
Editing a Knowledgebase
Click the Edit icon next to a KB name to open the Edit menu. This provides options to:
- Edit the table definitions
- Rename the KB
- Reset user passwords
- Reset user properties
Edit tables from the admin console
|The Edit Tables menu provides the same level of access to editing database tables as if the administrator is logged in to the Staff Interface. See Tables for more information.|
Rename a knowledgebase
|You can rename a KB through the admin console. Renaming can be useful for exporting to a server that may have a KB by the same name, or for marking KBs for retirement, but not deletion.|
Reset user password
You can reset a user's password directly from the Admin Console.
Reset user properties
|Resetting user properties will reset the cached information of that user’s session. None of the data in the KB is reset by this operation. This feature is used primarily to troubleshoot situations where users have cleared their browser cache but the GUI still displays incorrectly.|
This option determines the shortest time interval, in minutes, allowed between successive time-based searches. Many searches, often when running Charts and Reports, can get complex and put a significant burden on the server. Limiting the number of times such a search can run prevents a single KB from spiking the load and resulting in a potentially downed server.
The minimum allowable interval between searches is one minute, with the default set to five minutes.
Displays the communication type for the KB. This will usually show Unified Communications.
In Unified Communications, all communication information is collected into the All Communications table with relevant links. This setting may show users any relevant communication whether or not it is linked to the particular record in question.
- The Admin KB can't be copied because the system prevents the operation.
- The Admin KB can be edited, but some options will be unavailable.