To understand the effect of promoting a component, review the following table.
Component Promote Component Promote All Channel Promotes the channel, associated responses, and any criteria uniquely tied to the channel.The first time you promote a channel in any environment, you should promote all. The channel is not visible in the next environment until you have run promote all at least once.
Promotes the channel, any components uniquely tied to the channel, and all interaction points, areas, decision points, message groups, and messages in the hierarchy and any criteria linked to those components.Promoting a channel and all its interaction points can potentially take a long time.
Interaction Point Promotes the interaction point, any components uniquely tied to the interaction point, and any areas, decision points, message groups, and messages in the hierarchy and any criteria linked to those components. Message Promotes the message and any associated criteria. Message Group Promotes the message group and any associated criteria. Promotes the message group, any associated criteria, the linked messages and any criteria linked to those messages. Criterion Promotes the criterion.Upon saving or deleting, attributes, attribute categories, objectives, and third-party profiles are immediately saved or deleted across Development, QA, and Production. As a result, promotion has no effect on these components. If you do not see your changes to these components in QA, it means the components were previously loaded into memory in QA and remain as a snapshot. To refresh the QA environment, run Promote All on the channel. Because these components exist in all environments, you cannot delete them from a channel.
Select Promote Component or Promote
If you open an interaction point and select Promote All, a promote preview is displayed that shows the state of the higher-level environment. Select Confirm to complete the promotion.
- From a form, select or .
- From a grid view, select a component and select Promote Component or Promote All.
The following diagram shows sample hierarchies in the QA and Production environments.
- Example 1: Message group MG2 is updated in the QA environment. Promote one of the following for MG2:
- MG2 only (without any linked messages). Criteria are always promoted.
- All the objects linked to MG2. Messages and criteria are promoted.
- Example 2: Interaction point IP-1 is updated. The only option is to promote the entire interaction point.
- Example 3: Message group MG2 is unlinked from interaction point IP-1. When you promote IP-1, IP-1 is promoted to Production. The relationship to MG2 is deleted in Production. MG2 is not deleted, only its relationship to IP-1.
- Example 4: Message group MG2 is deleted
(globally, not just within a channel). In this case, the deletion occurs in
production only when the full organization is promoted. A promotion of the full organization is typically performed by a system administrator.