What are global attributes?

General-purpose attributes (also called global attributes) can be dates, lists, integers, email addresses, or text entry fields:

About element positioning

List attributes element positioning is controlled by the following rules:

Sometimes you may want to rearrange the positions of elements in your list. You can do so by assigning a new position to a list element and saving your changes. For instance, if you had element C assigned to position 3 but want it in the first position you could reassign it to position 1. Moving a list element to a higher position in the list pushes all other elements down one position.

For instance, if you have the following list:

  1. = A
  2. = B
  3. = C
  4. = D
  5. = E

and you want to put element C in the first position. Assigning C to the first position and saving produces the following list:

  1. = C
  2. = B
  3. = A
  4. = D
  5. = E

If you attempt to put more than one element in one position the relative order of the elements is maintained. For example, you have a list with elements in the following order:

  1. = A
  2. = B
  3. = C
  4. = D
  5. = E
  6. = F

You move element D to position 2. You also move element E to position 2. In this case D will be assigned to position 2 and E to position 3. All other elements will be moved according to the previous rule. The final order will be:

  1. = A
  2. = D
  3. = E
  4. = B
  5. = C
  6. = F

Domain administrators define global artifact types from the Administration tab. Global artifact types and their associated attributes are available to all projects.

Project owners can add global artifacts and attributes to their projects from the Projects tab. Once an element is associated with a project, the project owner can customize the element for the project. Customizations do not affect the global element. Changes that you make to a global element will not affect the customizations made on a project level. If a project owner needs to incorporate changes made at the global level, the owner must delete and re-add the artifact type to the project.