The highlighted information on this page refers to functionality not yet generally available. It is available only in the Preview Sandbox environment.
- Understanding the Update Stream
- Enabling System-Tracked Update Feeds
- Understanding System-Tracked Update Feeds
Workfront captures the activity taking place on certain objects in Update Feeds at the object level. The collection of all Update Feeds form the Update Stream on an object. Most objects have an Updates tab where the Update Stream is located.
The Update Stream includes the following types of updates:
- Updates manually entered by users, also referred to as Notes.
- Updates automatically made by the system, which capture changes that happened to the respective object. For example, status changes, assignment changes, document uploads are some of the automatic updates listed in the Update Stream of an object.
The following objects have an Update Stream:
- Template tasks
Timesheets do not have an Updates tab. The Update Stream is located at the bottom of the timesheet.
Your Workfront license determines whether system updates display by default in the Update Stream of objects. Workfront users with a Plan license have system updates enabled by default. However, users can filter out system updates, as described in the "Filtering System Updates" section in "Updating Work." All other Workfront licenses filter system updates by default.
System administrators can define what type of changes the system should track in the Workfront Update Feeds. Not all objects can have their Update Feeds configurable this way.
The following objects cannot have their feeds configured by the system administrator. However, they do have an Updates tab that captures system-tracked update feeds:
- Template tasks
For more information about update feeds and how to enable them, see "Enabling System-Tracked Update Feeds."
An Update Feed includes a brief note describing what kind of change happened to the item and an icon to illustrate that change.
If the user who makes the change to the object adds a comment at the same time as they make the change, then the icon describing the change appears on the lower-right corner of the avatar of the user who made the change.
The following table provides a list of icons that you might see in the Updates Stream, as well as the objects on which they appear:
|UPDATE FEED ICON||DESCRIPTION OF ICON||OBJECT|
|A user is assigned to a task or an issue.||
|A user accepts work assigned to them.||
|A user makes a general edit. For example, the change in the name or description of an item are considered general edits.||All objects with an updates stream.|
|A user attaches a document to an item.||Project
|A system administrator makes a change on behalf of someone else.||All objects with an updates stream.|
|A user was endorsed by someone.||User|
|A user logs time against an item.||
|A user removes a task or an issue from a project.||Project|
|The status changed on an item.||Project
|, , or||A user updates the percent complete on a task. The length of the blue bar indicates whether the percent completed was updated by a small, medium or large increment.||Task|