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Edit KC Properties Smart Service


The Edit KC node lets you update the name, description and/or expiration date of a selected Knowledge Center. To execute this node, you must be a System Administrator, a member of the Document Administrators group, or a Knowledge Center Administrator.

Caution:  This node can only be executed with the appropriate user rights. Attempting to complete this task without sufficient rights generates an error message for the Process Administrator and pauses the process.

Keep in mind that the changes made by your process, such as giving a Knowledge Center a new name, might not be visible until you have refreshed the page.


  • Category: Document Management

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  • Assignment Options: Attended/Unattended

Configuration options

This section contains tab configuration details specific to this smart service. For more information about common configurations see the Process Node Properties page.

Data tab

This tab displays all the Node Inputs and Node Outputs for the Service Node. You can add additional inputs and outputs, if needed.

Node inputs

The default inputs are:

Input Data Type Required Multiple
Knowledge Center Knowledge Center Yes No
Name Text No No
Description Text No No
Expiration Days Number No No

If the node is run without being assigned to a user (or a group) you must specify values for each of the Node Inputs listed in the table above. You can either manually enter data into the text-field, or a value can be generated using the Expression Editor. When using the Expression Editor, you can reference and modify Process Variables, rules, constants, and other data. The expressions then specify your Node Input values.

The default file-expiration interval is 10000 days.

If the node is assigned, the Node Input values are typed by your assigned user(s) into a form.

Note:  When modifying the Knowledge Center's expiration date, enter the number of days until it expires, not an actual date.


The Edit Knowledge Center Properties smart service is available as an expression function that can be executed inside a saveInto on a Interface Component or as part of a Web API.


a!editKnowledgeCenterProperties( knowledgeCenter, name, description, expirationDays, onSuccess, onError )


Keyword Type Description


Knowledge Center

The knowledge center to modify.



The new name of the knowledge center.



The new description of the knowledge center.


Number (Integer)

The number of days after which documents in the selected knowledge center will expire.


Any Type

A list of saves or an HTTP response to execute after the smart service executes successfully. Created with a!save() or a!httpResponse().


Any Type

A list of saves or an HTTP response to execute when the smart service does not execute successfully. Created with a!save() or a!httpResponse().

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this smart service's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Incompatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

Edit KC Properties Smart Service