Salsa Weekly Highlight: Use 'archive' tag to keep unwanted data out of your waySubmitted Wed Oct 27 2010 14:29:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) by Leslie Hall
Greetings! (and Happy Halloween!)
It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's what in Salsa to help get the most out of your online program. As always, you can find plenty more news, updates, and conversation throughout the week on SalsaCommons.org.
We're often asked about options to keep old campaigns, donation pages, events, and other aging Salsa data out from underfoot.
After all, it's a pain to pick through long lists of historical actions just to get the few ongoing ones you need to see. And you don't want to delete them outright and lose their data.
Solution: just archive them.
The 'Archive' Tag
It couldn't be easier:
Any Salsa data can be archived just by tagging the entry archive.
Archived entries disappear from your default Salsa lists of data, but they haven't been erased. Instead, an "Include Archived Entries" link toggles between a view of the filtered list (excluding archived items) and a view of the entire list (including archived items).
All the data still remains, and archived data is never filtered out from any queries or reports unless you explicitly incorporate the archive tag. But you've brushed away the cobwebs.
I hope this trick gives you a little treat for the autumn. As always, I'd love to hear about your experiences with this (or any) Salsa tool -- drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments.
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