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This article describes how to use the template status checker (formerly the tag status checker) to scan your templates and display information about version numbers and the modification status.

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Requirements

To use the template status checker you need the Manage Tag Templates permission.

How It Works

The template status checker tool compares each of your templates to the latest system version available. After running the tool, a status for each template is displayed based on its version and modification status. The status report allows you to quickly determine if updates are needed.

Template Status Summary Window

After completing the scan, a detailed report displays the following columns:

  • Status
    The status or characteristics of the template in color-coded icons. The number that displays next to an icon is the number of templates detected with that status.
  • Tag Name
    The name of the tag.
  • Latest Version
    The latest version available to the tag template marked by the version number or the date.
  • Version
    The version detected by the tool, displays as Latest or Old.
  • UID
    The unique identifier (UID) for the template.

Template Status Symbol Definitions

The following statuses are reported. Note that a template may have more than one status.

Symbol Status Description
tag-status-new-version-available.png New Version Available

Indicates that a newer version of the template is available.

tag-status-latest-version.png Latest Versions

Indicates that this template matches the latest system version available.

tag-status-not-customized.png Not Customized

Indicates that the template has not been modified from its original state when it was added.

tag-status-customized.png Customized

Indicates that the template has been edited from its original state by a user.

tag-status-deprecated.png Deprecated

Indicates that this version of the template is no longer supported or offered.

It is likely that a new version of the template has been released to replace this one.

tag-status-version-mismatch.png Version Mismatch

Indicates that the template does not match the currently selected version of the tag in the tag configuration settings.

tag-status-unknown.png Unknown

Indicates that the system is unable to determine the current state of the template.

template-status-unsaved.png Unsaved Changes

Indicates that this template has pending changes that have not been saved in the profile.

Running the Template Status Checker

There are two methods for activating the template status checker:

  • From the Tags screen
    Click the Run Template Status Checker button that appears at the top of the list view.
  • From the user admin menu
    From the user admin menu, click Template Status Checker.

From the Tags Screen

Use the following steps to check the status of your templates from the tags screen:

  1. Go to iQ Tag Management > Tags.
  2. In the header toolbar, click Run Template Status Checker.
  3. The Status column displays in the list of tags with a colored indicator for the status of each template.
    template-status-checker-column.png

From the User Admin Menu

Use the following steps to check the status of your templates from the user admin menu:

  1. From the user admin menu, click Template Status Checker.
  2. Select the type of scan to run.
    • Full Scan
      Scans all active and inactive templates in your profile.
    • Active templates
      Scans only active templates in your profile.
    • Specific template
      Scans only the template you specify. Enter the name of the tag or consent manager component in the text field.
  3. Click Scan.
    The template status checker displays the results.
    template-status-checker-report.png
  4. Click a table row to view that template.

Filter By Status

After the template status checker runs, use the status results to filter the tag list by template status.

Use the following steps to filter the tag list by template status:

  1. Select the Template Status drop-down list and click a status.
    template-status-filter.png
    The list of tags adjusts accordingly.
  2. (Optional) Click Re-Run to run the tool again.

Additional Resources

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