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3.9. Offline mode, offline bases, and bookmarked projects

Submitted by Laura Perchat on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:33

The offline mode allows users to continue to work on Sigmah even when there is no internet connection available. They can then share their work with their collaborators by synchronising as soon as an internet connection becomes available again.

In "offline mode", most of Sigmah can be used: you can consult the last version of downloaded information, modify information, attach files, etc. The only things which are not accessible are: modifying reports, creating projects and administrative tasks - to create a new user or modify the parameters of Sigmah, it is necessary to be connected to the internet.


What the offline mode looks like

There are two icons related to the "offline" mode:

 / Internet connection available / not available
/ Sigmah in online mode / offline mode

The offline mode begins automatically if the internet connection is lost.

In offline mode, the top left-hand part of the Sigmah screen loses its orange background, and the "online mode" icon changes to "offline mode" in the top right-hand corner.


The offline environment

In offline mode, users can continue to work thanks to two offline bases:

  1. the offline data base, which contains all the data which is visible in offline mode as well as all the modifications that users make to this;
  2. the offline file base, which contains all the files which can be consulted or which users have added while in offline mode.

Thanks to these 2 offline bases, when users lose their internet connection they can gain access to their offline environment, which is made up of:

  • all the projects which were open when the internet connection was lost;
  • all the projects which have been bookmarked;
  • all the organisational units that are visible to them.

These projects and organisational units are available in the last version that the user downloaded vefore losing the connection, either by visiting the page or by manually refreshing their offline data and file bases.