Modifying an attribute in an attribute group within a project

Modifying an attribute in an attribute group within a project

  1. Click Project Tracker > Manage Artifact Types in the left navigation pane.
    The Manage Artifact Types page appears.
  2. Click the link for an artifact type that you want to edit.
    The Edit Artifact Type page is displayed.
  3. Click the link for an attribute group that contains an attribute that you want to edit.
  4. On the Edit Attribute Group page, in the section labeled Attributes in This Group, you can edit the following:
    Active - If checked, this attribute is available to users.
    Required - If checked, the user must supply a value for this attribute when entering an artifact.
    Included in Custom Query - If checked, this attribute is provided in queries that users create. This criterion is applicable only for simple queries. The Advanced query and the Cross project query will however display all the attributes that are present in the artifact types regardless of whether they have been marked Included in custom query or not.
    Requires Reason for Change - If checked, the user must supply a reason when editing the value for this user attribute.
    Use as Identifier- If checked, this attribute value is used as the link to view the artifact contents, and this value used in email notifications that are sent when the associated artifact is edited.
    Sequence # - Pick a different number from this list to change the order in which the attribute group or user attribute is displayed.
  5. To save the modifications to the attribute group, click the Save button at the bottom of the Attributes in This Group section.
  6. To remove an attribute from this group, click the checkbox in the Select column, then click Delete Selected.
  7. To add an attribute group or user attribute, click Add New.
  8. Click Save to save changes made to a particular section.
  9. Click Done when you are finished making all of your changes.

Note: It is now not possible to rename an attribute with a duplicate name in a project artifact type. For example, if you do the following:

Case 1:

  1. Click Project Tracker > Manage Artifact Types in the left navigation pane, and be sure the Defect artifact type is associated with the project.
  2. Click Project Tracker > Enter artifacts in the left navigation pane, and enter a new defect.
  3. Click Project Tracker > Manage Artifact types in the left navigation pane.
  4. Click the link for the Defect artifact type.
  5. Click the link for the Tracking Info attribute group.
  6. Change the display name of the attribute named Status to Resolution. This previously resulted in two attributes with the name Resolution in the artifact type.

The system should not allow the display name of "Status" be changed to "Resolution", since an attribute by the name "Resolution" already exists in the project artifact type. This has been fixed in this release. You will now receive the alert message, "The display name is already used. Please choose a different name."

Case 2:

  1. Log in as a Domain User and click the Projects tab.
  2. Click the Start New Project link and create a project using Project Tracker.
  3. Associate the Defect artifact type to the project.
  4. Click the Manage Artifact Types > Defect > Duplicate Check Info links, change the display name of Summary attribute to "Customer" and save the changes.
  5. Click the Add New button and add the "Customer" attribute to the Duplicate Check Info group.

The Summary and Customer attributes are added to the attribute group with same display name. You will receive an alert message, "The following attribute(s) cannot be added since it will result in duplicate attribute names in the artifact type: Customer."