Introduction to Workspaces

 

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Overview

Workspaces is your entry point to the Unqork Designer Platform. The Workspaces page lets you create workspaces to group and organize all your applications and app elements. This organization lets you easily find all your modules, workflows, or reference data.

About Workspaces

NOTE  You’ll see the terms app and application used throughout Workspaces. Both words refer to an Unqork application.

Workspaces is your entry point to the Unqork Designer Platform. Unqork Workspaces lets you group and organize all your applications and app elements. This organization lets you easily find all your modules, workflows, or reference data.

Workspaces makes collaboration easy. You can share modules and reference data across workspaces and applications. You can also mark these elements as shared so your collaborators know the elements are in use by multiple apps.

TIP  To learn more about shared Library Elements, see our Unqork Library Elements article.

WARNING  Users assigned to other workspaces can update or access shared modules and reference data.

Workspaces Levels

The architecture of Workspaces consists of four levels:

  • Environment Level: The Environment Level is the highest level in the architecture and is where your workspaces exist.
  • Workspace Level: At the Workspace Level, you can access any applications that are part of that workspace.
  • Application Level: The Application Level is where you access the app elements in your application. You'll see the number of App and Library Elements associated with that application.
  • Application Element Level: App elements are modules, workflows, and reference data. The App Element Level is where you edit a module, workflow, or data collection.

Here's a high-level overview of the layout of Workspaces:

A static image displaying Unqork's environment, app, and app element level architecture.

Workspaces Terms

Here are some key terms and concepts for Workspaces:

Term

Description

Workspaces

The name of Unqork's approach to building applications. For example, logging into the Workspaces page of your environment.

workspace

The container where creators can group applications and shared elements. You can have a collaborative workspace for a team,or create a personal workspace.

App Element

An element used when building an application. Modules, workflows, and reference data are all app elements.

Library Elements

App elements available (shared) across a level. Library Elements at the Environment Level are available to all workspaces. Library Elements at the Workspace Level are available to applications in that workspace. You can connect Library Elements to any of your applications.

Environment Stage

Environment stages (or levels) support each phase of building and rendering applications. Generally, there are three environmental stages for each environment:

  • Customer Staging: Where most of the application building and testing occurs.

  • UAT (User Acceptance Testing): Where creators and the client can view the application with complete or near-complete content.

  • Production: Where the application goes live after testing is complete.

Some applications move through five environment stages. These additional environment stages include dedicated QA (Quality Assurance) and Pre-production stages. In place of dedicated QA environment stages, many teams use the UAT or Customer Staging level.

Submitting Feedback

As you navigate the new Workspaces view, you see a icon at the bottom-right corner of your page. Clicking this icon opens a feedback modal A modal is a window that appears on top of the content you are currently viewing.. If at any time you notice an issue or have an idea for an enhancement, submit your feedback using the modal. We're always striving to improve our platform.

A static image displaying the General Platform Feedback option when clicking the blue question mark in the bottom-right corner of the Workspaces page.

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