Collaborative authoring

Restricting editing functions to task context

When creating a task, the project manager needs to specify the kind of task, the terminology, and - if applicable - the version that will be used. This will restrict the author to editing functions within the selected terminology and task. Functions that are not needed for the active task, are turned off.

For example, if you are working on a SNOMED CT general authoring task, it's not possible to author in ATC or to modify a value domain. Likewise, it's not possible to create a new concept, if you are assigned to a Reference set authoring task. The concept editor will be read-only (not showing additional properties) unless you are working on a SNOMED CT general authoring task, in which case you will need the additional property fields for editing.

Updated artifact types in task wizard

The task wizard allows now to specify the terminology. For this reason the artifact types have been refined.

Specifying an artifact type in the task wizard

Restricting work to specified version

It's now possible to specify a version for the authoring process. This allows working with older releases (e.g. an earlier release of SNOMED CT, or a local code system) for the purposes of patching a release. As the users are going to work most of the time on the latest version, the default setting is the latest version, which is indicated by MAIN. If you want to use an earlier version, select the version from the drop-down list.

A version can only be selected when the task is created. When an author activates a task, the selected version is automatically set and displayed on the status bar. It's not possible for the author to switch to a different version.

Specifying a version in the task wizard

Switching perspective when activating VD or MS task

When activating a task for value domain authoring or mapping set authoring the UI switches to the corresponding perspective. The default setting for other artifact types is the Authoring perspective.