What happens to my alert results when I change my alert search strategy in-between two delivering cycles?
If any alert search strategy is being changed in-between two result delivery cycles, it will deliver two kinds of results
- Articles which could have been found based on the "original" alert search strategy until the day, when the alert strategy has been modified
- Articles which could have been found based on the "revised" alert search strategy from the day onwards, when the alert strategy has been modified
The following options are being considered to determine, which articles are being delivered from the "original" search strategy and which ones from the "revised" search strategy
The overall recommendation is to edit any alert search strategies immediately after the last alert delivery, if it is expected to see alert results based on the "revised" strategy only.
- if "hit highlighting" is enabled for the alert content delivery its an option to find also terms from the "revised" search strategy within the delivered results
- rerunning the "revised" search strategy online again to determine which articles may being delivered based on the "revised" alert search strategy