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Project details

The Project details section shows the Name of the project as well as (optional) a textual project Description and a Thumbnail (picture) (Figure 1). 

Figure 1. Project settings tab contains optional details on the project and controls the user accounts that are permitted to work in the current project (all the details are usage examples)

The owner and collaborators (if any) can customize the Description and Thumbnail entries by pushing the orange Edit project details button (Figure 2). The fields can now be edited to:

  • Rename the project (names are limited to 30 characters). The original project Name is the one selected when creating the project
  • Add or change a project description (up to 2000 characters) 
  • Add or change a thumbnail of the project (supported formats are .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .png; the maximum size of the image file is 10 MB)

The Description accepts hyperlinks starting with "http://" or "https://" and if selected, will open a new tab browser to navigate to the website. This description will be also displayed to collaborators and administrators on the Partek® Flow® Home Page. Chose File button launches a file browser showing directory structure of the local computer from which the thumbnail image file will be uploaded. Alternatively, Clear thumbnail button removes the current thumbnail. 

Once all the edits have been made, push Save to accept (or Cancel to reject).

Figure 2. Project details can be customized to rename the project, add a description of the project, or add a thumbnail (project name is an example)

If a thumbnail has been added, it will appear on the Project details tab (Figure 3) and on the home page of Partek Flow, on the Details tab of the project.

Figure 3. Project settings tab, example with thumbnail (image of the boškarin buffalo taken from Wikipedia)


The Members section provides an overview of users associated with a particular project and enables project creators (owners) and administrators to add collaborators (Figure 1). A user (without administrator status) has to be specified as a collaborator in a project to be able to access the project in his/her home folder and to perform tasks.

To add a collaborator, use the Add member drop-down menu. The drop-down menu will list users you are collaborating with on any project on the current instance of Partek Flow. Click a user name in the drop-down list and then click the  button to add them as a collaborator. To add a user you have not collaborated with before, type their exact username (e.g., jsmith) and click the  button to add them. Depending on the collaborator's preference settings, an email notification may be sent to the email address associated with their user account. To delete a collaborator, select the next to their username (you will be asked for confirmation).

Pushing the pencil icon () by a project member can result in two dialogs, depending on the status of the member. For a collaborator or a viewer, the pencil icon changes the member's role (e.g. from a Viewer to a Collaborator) (Figure 4).

Figure 4. Changing the role of a project member

Moreover, the project owner can transfer the ownership to another user account (one of the accounts already available at the current instance of Partek Flow) using the New owner dropdown list (Figure 5). The previous (old) owner can remain as a project collaborator, with the help of the matching option.

Figure 5. Appointing a new project owner

If email notifications are turned on for project ownership transfer, an email dialog box appears. This can be used to add additional text to the notification email body (Figure 6). 

Figure 6. Configure notification email upon transferring project ownership

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