A Group Action allows a user to create a selection of actions that are managed as a single unit. They are especially useful for any application where content is shared across multiple apps or landing pages.
To create a Group Action, begin by selecting [New Action] from the "Editing" page to open the below window. Then follow these steps:
- Choose Action Type "Group."
- Name the Action to later find it in the Action Library, then add none, one or more Actions to the group.
- The New Action button will allow you to create a new Action for your Group. Once created, saving the added Action will return you to the Group edit function, where you may add more actions or Save what you have done so far.
- The add "Existing Action" function lets you choose one or more existing Actions from the Action Library. Be sure and Save once added.
- The Actions you have added to the Group are displayed below the create Action buttons. You can rearrange their order by dragging their handle (=), and you can see their snap metrics by choosing the "Expand All" button.
- Review the look of the Group with the Preview to the right of the added Actions.
- Schedule the entire Group if appropriate.
- Be sure and Save the work on the Group, and then Save the new Action you have created to the main page. If you forget this second step, the new Group Action will be in the Action Library so you can easily add it later.
Group Actions are one of the most flexible and useful Action types. Here are some uses:
Add standard elements - If you create a new app for every Event and have a standard set of links that you add every time (e.g. a social link, a privacy footer, an about-the-company link, etc.) then put them in a Group Action and add that one action for each new event app. Updating the Group Action updates all apps that include that Action.
Create a placeholder - Group actions with no content are not visible to end users. If you have a landing page for every unit of a manufactured product (i.e. NFC or QR deployments), then add a placeholder Group Action and use it if you need to instantly show a recall notice or to schedule a survey to appear for a day.
Actively manage content across many apps - When you have a large population of apps such as individual apps for sales agents, you can use group action to active manage content content across categories of those apps. For example, add a group action to all California agents, and you have a single place to insert content affecting California agents that will instantly be visible in all California Agent apps.