Define a global artifact type

Define a global artifact type

  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. Click Project Tracker > Artifact Types in the left navigation pane.
  3. Click Add new in the Global Artifact Types page.
  4. Provide a name and description for your artifact type.
    The artifact type name should be descriptive. Use the description field to describe the type of information to be captured in the artifact type.
  5. Select a value from the Namespace drop-down list. You can associate an artifact type to one of the two default Namespace values (Default and IT to PT conversion), or to a Namespace created during an import of a project template archive.
  6. If required, select one or more of the following values:
    • Active - Activates the artifact type to be used at the project level.
    • Locked - Prevents the artifact type from being modified at the project level.
      By default, this option is enabled. To avoid the artifact type being set to Locked state, uncheck the checkbox.
    • Default - Adds the artifact type to each new project.
    • Deleted - Prevents the artifact type from being used at the project level.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Add groups of global attributes as needed.
    Note: If you add a new Attribute group in an artifact type, the Namespace associated to the artifact type will automatically be assigned to the Attribute group.
  9. Add user attributes as needed.
    Note: If you add a new User attribute in an artifact type, you can sort the list of attributes associated to different Namespace by using the Filter This List drop-down box in the Select User Attribute page.

Note: If you associate an artifact type belonging to a Namespace, to an existing or deleted project, you cannot reassign that artifact type to another Namespace.

To select an identifier for a global artifact type:

  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. Click Project Tracker > Artifact Types in the left navigation pane.
  3. Click the link for the artifact type for which you want to set the identifier.
  4. Click the link for the attribute group that contains the attribute that will be the identifier.
    The Global Attribute Group page is displayed.
  5. Click the Use as Identifier radio button for the attribute.
    Note that this option is only available for text attributes.