Folder last date modified

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usmanehsan0613

09 Nov, 2015 06:43 AM

Hello,

I have one issue finding the last modified date in cascade CMS.

Let say i have following

  about us (Folder)
     index
     about
     contact
     information

Here are the dates when i had updated the pages under about us folder

 index -> july 6, 2015
 about -> june9, 2015
 contact -> september 7 , 2015
 information -> october 10, 2015

Now the about us folder should give me the last modified date as october 10,2015 but its showing the date when the folder itself was edited / updated . Thats wrong . I have missed several pages based on this wrong information from cascade CMS.

Please let me know how do i configure cascade CMS so that it shows me right information i.e in above case it should show me last modified date of about us folder as october 10, 2015 i.e the last updated page date inside this pertinent folder.

Thanks,
Uthman

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 09 Nov, 2015 02:20 PM

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    Hi Uthman,

    You are seeing the expected behavior. That is, metadata such as created on, last modified, and last published are specific to when the folder asset was created, modified, and published not its child assets.

    I have missed several pages based on this wrong information from cascade CMS.

    Can you explain your use case/workflow a bit more so I can get a better picture of why you missed several pages?

    Thanks!

  2. 2 Posted by usmanehsan0613 on 10 Nov, 2015 05:14 AM

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    Hi Ryan,

    I have manually migrated one cascade instance data to another. i.e from old cascade to live.

    Users from different departments were making changes to their pages while we were working on new site . Now the next step was to transfer the data .

    we see every folder date and compare it with the one in old instance if dates are same or new instance folder has date greater than old instance date than we didnt copied the internal pages.

    Ideally it should have shown us the last modified date of last page inside that folder just like if you add something in a folder in WINDOWS , mac it shows last modified date as last entered item inside that folder.

    If it shows folder last modified date as specific to its meta data only and doesnot keeps track of the pages inside it than folder is just an item of type folder save in database or any parent page to its child pages. Doesnot actually behaving like a folder.

    Hope above clears the problem.

    Thanks
    Uthman

  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 12 Nov, 2015 02:28 PM

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    Hi Uthman,

    Thank you for explaining your use case. I can definitely see where this could cause confusion.

    Using a literal folder edit as the last modified time has been around for a long time as a means to track changes to the folder asset itself; otherwise, it could be a little confusing if the last modified could be based on a number of different scenarios.

    If we went with this premise, consider indirect relationships. For instance, if a page within your folder contains a Block that was updated, would you consider the page updated even though the page itself was not changed?

    That being said, please feel free to post a suggestion on our Idea Exchange if you would like for this feature to be considered for a future release.

    In the meantime, I was thinking about this a bit and perhaps what you could do is set up a page in each instance that publishes an XML file containing page information, such as ID, name, path, site and last modified. This page could be automatically published nightly. Then, have a script that compares the two XML files to determine which pages need to be updated.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

  4. Tim closed this discussion on 30 Nov, 2015 02:49 PM.

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