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what does Compile do -when is it useful?

Wondering what the compile button does and when is it useful. My main problem is that I've updated a document and successfully use the associated DDP with the new version but the end user doesn't get the updated doc.

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"Compile" is a process Drawloop does whenever a document or a DDP record is updated. You can also hit it from the DDP. "Compile" allows us to optimize the processing on subsequent requests to the same DDP. On this issue I would recommend you reach out to our support team. The user should see the updated document in either case. We will help you find out where the issue is.

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when compile button is clicked it redirects to loop website with your

  • Salesforce current session id as $API.Session_id
  • Partner API URL as $API.Partner_Server_URL_300
  • DDP id as $API.loop__ddp__c.id)

As query parameters to https://apps.drawloop.com/sflogin.aspx?sessionid={!API.Session_ID}&location={!$Api.Partner_Server_URL_300}&next=/ddps/42/7?ddpId={!Loop__DDP__c.Id} on DDP on which you have triggered that compile button & it verifies the all related records that have defined in relationships,Insert-Updates and used the field tagger as Merge field name that are using on Delivery Document which generates the document, the format of document your have defined(doc/pdf/excel).

I hope you get idea what compile button does. Let me know in case of any further information.

  • Thanks very much The Ajay Gupta! Thorough and complete answer. – Meta Hirschl Aug 7 '15 at 13:27
  • Please upvote!! if you like the answer :) – Ajay Gupta Aug 7 '15 at 13:30
  • I did upvote but I'm a newbie so need a better reputation :( – Meta Hirschl Aug 7 '15 at 13:36
  • asking another root question now so my reputation is bound to improve. – Meta Hirschl Aug 7 '15 at 13:36

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