SmarterTrack 9.x Help
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Viewing Knowledge Base Articles

To view a knowledge base article, simply click an article and it will display in the preview pane. If you would rather view the article in a popup window, double-click the article instead. Note: Double-clicking an article also enables you to edit the article.

In general, the following options are available from the preview pane toolbar:

  • Edit - Edits the selected article.
  • Transfer - Transfers the ticket to a new agent.
  • Add - Click this button and select the appropriate option to add a comment or rating to an article.
  • Actions - If any manual events are available or knowledge base articles, they will appear in this menu.
  • View in Portal - Loads the selected knowledge base article in the portal. Viewing the article in the portal allows agents to see the layout of the article as portal visitors will see it.
  • Delete - Deletes the selected article. For more information, see Deleting Knowledge Base Articles.

Tabs within an Article

Article information is organized within the following tabs:

  • Content - The text of the knowledge base article.
  • Comments - The internal comments made on the knowledge base article.
  • Feedback - The feedback left by readers of the article.
  • Referrers - The list of sites that link to the article.
  • Details - This tab includes all information pertaining to the article, including creation date, modified date, and the number of unique views and hits.
  • Translations - The linked translations of the article.

Viewing Articles by Status

Occasionally, agents and administrators may want to view all articles that are marked as drafts or that need reviewed. To view articles by status, click the knowledge base icon, expand By Status in the navigation pane and select the desired status. All articles with the selected status will load in the content pane.

Viewing Articles by Brand

To view articles by brand, click the knowledge base icon, expand By Brand in the navigation pane and select the desired brand. All articles assigned to the selected brand will load in the content pane.

Viewing Deleted Articles

Deleted articles can be found using Advanced Search. Here, you can search only deleted items based on a few key words and potentially find the deleted article.