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Workspaces

If workspaces are enabled in your application, you can use them to create your own pages and populate them with items. Each item that is added to a workspace is tracked for you. All events that are associated with items are displayed in the workspace activity feed, where you can also post comments.

In addition to items, you can also add searches to workspaces. For example, instead of spending a lot of time figuring out the search that you need to perform to return the information you are looking for, you might want to save the search in a public or private workspace.

Each workspace contains a shared content widget.

The shared content widget provides a list of all the items that were added to a workspace. Items are listed by name.

By default, an activity feed widget exists on workspace pages. The widget shows all the events that are associated with the items in the list.

When you remove an item from a workspace, the activities that are associated with that item are no longer shown on the activity feed of the workspace. The removal of the item from the workspace is not shown because that activity is for the workspace, not the item.

Each workspace contains an information widget.

When you create a workspace, you follow it by default. You can unfollow the workspace by clicking the Following button in the information widget. From the information widget, you can also export the contents of the workspace, or delete the workspace.

Creating Workspaces

If workspaces are enabled in your application to create a workspace and add an item to the workspace:

  1. Perform one of the following steps:
    • If hovercards are enabled, hover over the name of the item that you want to add to a new workspace. In the hovercard, click the workspace icon.
    • If hovercards are not enabled, from the item page, click the workspace icon.
  2. In the window that opens, click Create a workspace, choose whether the workspace is public or private, enter a name, and click Create.
  3. Add the item to the workspace.

If workspaces are enabled in your application to create a workspace and add a search to the workspace:

  1. On the search results page, click the workspace icon.
  2. In the window that opens, click Create a workspace, choose whether the workspace is public or private, enter a name, and click Create.
  3. Enter a name for the search.
  4. Add the search to the workspace.

The workspaces icon is located by default in the header of the application in the right column. Click the icon to see a list of links to recently used workspaces. At the bottom of the list is a link to the list page of all the workspaces that you have access to.

Public workspaces
Public workspaces can be seen and modified by all application users. The name of a public workspace is added as a tag to all items that are added to the workspace. Then, if you search for the workspace, items that belong to a workspace can be found easily.
Private workspaces
Private workspaces can be viewed only by the user who created the workspace. Items that are added to private workspaces are not tagged and the names are not visible in search results.

What is a widget?

A widget is a part of the Watson Explorer application code that delivers content in a page to you based on the settings for that widget.

Each page visited in the Watson Explorer application is a collection of data that is specific to the subject of that page. Different types of information is delivered to you depending on what the subject of the page is. For example on your home page the subject is you, so all the information displayed are items that are relevant to you. On an item page the subject is the specific item, only information relating to that item is displayed.

You can find an item by typing its name in the search box or by using the list page links at the top of the page.

You can follow an item by navigating to its page and clicking the button. If hovercards are enabled in your application, you can hover over an item's name on a list page and click the Follow button in the hovercard.

You are automatically logged out of the Watson Explorer application when you close your browser session.

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