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Status Under Consideration
Categories 02. Communities
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 16, 2018

Add Community Type (single select drop down) to the Start a Community Screen

Its is necessary in our environment to assign a "Type" or grouping  to  a community.  It would greatly simplify administration if this field were available  within the connections community itself.

This typing allows administrators to identify the level of oversight required for the community as well as facilitating reporting on overall connections usage and adoption by type.  In our case this drop down would contain selections such as "Overhead Group", "Project" ,"Charity", "Club","Communication","Government Contract" etc.. 

The field display itself and the items in the drop drop down should be managed administratively so that each IBM Connections Client can choose to enable the field for display or not, make the field required or not, and configure their own selections as they apply to the clients business requirements.   It could also allow for a single select or multi select option.

Once enabled, on community creation the end user would select from the drop down list to identify their community type.

Reports can then be generated for community participation by type and clients can better mange communities based on their business needs.

As you can imagine oversight requirements for a Club community are significantly different then a Government Contract or Project community 

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