You can create a PlaceType from a place and a place from a PlaceType. When one is created from the other, the server maintains a "parent-child" relationship between the two. You can refresh a child place or child PlaceType so the child inherits new and modified elements from its parent.
For example, suppose you create the place Sales
and give it the look and feel you want to appear in places that members of the Sales team create. You create a PlaceType from it called Sales PlaceType
, and then create the place West Coast Sales
from Sales PlaceType
. You can change the design of Sales
, and then refresh Sales PlaceType
, and then West Coast Sales
to distribute the changes.
When you refresh a place or PlaceType in a cluster, do the refresh on one server only and then let the changes replicate to the other servers.
The qptool refresh
command refreshes places and PlaceTypes. By default, the command runs daily at 4 AM to refresh all child places on the server, but not PlaceTypes. You can run qptool refresh
from the server console or through the Working with Templates
Refreshing using the qptool refresh command: qd85
Use the qptool refresh
command to refresh places and PlaceTypes on the server.
Refreshing PlaceTypes using the Work with Templates link: qd85
If a place used to create a PlaceType is modified, you can use the PlaceTypes room in the administration place to initiate the qptool refresh
command to do a basic refresh of the PlaceType. If you use this method, at the same time you refresh you can modify the description that users see, the image, and the URL provided to users for more information.
Preventing a place from being refreshed: qd85
Place managers can prevent a place created from a PlaceType from being refreshed.
Parent topic: Managing templates PlaceTypes: qd85