The broadcast messaging feature accesses a system administrator to the broadcast message subsystem, where new broadcast messages can be sent to all the Cinegy Desktop applications. The previously sent messages can also be managed here.

Important
The broadcast messaging feature is available when the "Broadcast Messages" option is set to "True" in the "Global parameters" of the "Server and database settings/actions" configurations. Refer to the Global Parameters and Settings article to learn how to configure the broadcast message subsystem.

The "Broadcast Messaging" window consists of two tabs: "Send Message" and "View Messages".

Send Message

Broadcast Messaging

On the "Send Message" tab, enter your text for a new message and press the "Send" button. The broadcast message will be registered in the current Cinegy Archive database and will be displayed for all the logged Cinegy Desktop users as it is shown in the example below:

broadcast message

In Cinegy Enterprise Manager, the "Broadcast messaging" window will appear containing the same broadcast message in the list of previously sent messages.

View Messages

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On the "View Messages" tab, the list of previously sent messages is shown with the following information for each message:

  • ID – the message ID;

  • Node_id – automatically generated internal unique identifier of the message;

  • Sent – the date and time when the message was sent;

  • User – the user login of the sender;

  • Message – the message text.

By default, the messages are shown with the most recent messages at the top of the list. To change the order of the messages, click the desired column caption. This will arrange messages by the selected column. To reverse the order, click the column caption again.

CleanUp_button

Press the "CleanUp" button to delete the broadcast messages. The following dialog box appears:

CleanUp Messages_All

Choose "All" from the drop-down list to delete all sent broadcast messages or choose "First" to delete the defined number of messages sent first:

CleanUp Messages_First