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4.8 Managing Team Actions

The Team Actions list displays on the right side of the Team Development home page.

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Tip:

The last item on the Team Actions list toggles between View Files and Enable Files depending upon whether your administrator has enabled file upload capability. If Enable Files displays, then file upload capability has not yet been enabled by your administrator.

4.8.1 Managing Links

Use the Links page to share links within Team Development.

Topics:

4.8.1.1 Accessing the Links Page

To access the links page:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Manage Links.

    The Links page appears.

  3. Use the Search bar to filter the display.

    Available controls on the Search bar include:

    • Search icon - Resembles a magnifying glass. Click this icon to narrow your search to only specific columns. To search all columns, select All Columns.

    • Text area - Enter case insensitive search criteria (wildcard characters are implied) and then click Go.

    • Go button - Executes a search or applies a filter.

    • Actions menu - Displays the Actions menu. Use this menu to customize an interactive report. See "About the Actions Menu".

4.8.1.2 Adding a Link

To add a link:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Manage Links.

    The Links page appears.

  3. Click Create Link.

    The Links page appears.

  4. Fill in the appropriate fields. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).

  5. To learn more about a specific field, see item Help. See "About Field-Level Help".

  6. Click Create Link.

4.8.1.3 Editing or Deleting a Link

To edit or delete a link:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Manage Links.

    The Links page appears.

  3. To edit a link:

    1. Click the Edit icon.

      The Links page appears.

    2. Edit the appropriate fields.

    3. Click Apply Changes.

  4. To delete a new link:

    1. Click the Edit icon.

      The Links page appears.

    2. Click Delete.

4.8.2 Managing News Entries

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Use the News region to communicate with other developers. You can add or view news entries posted by other workspace users. News displays on the Application Express home page, the Team Development home page, and News page.

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4.8.2.1 Accessing the News Page

To access the News page:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Manage News.

    The News page appears.

  3. Use the Search bar to filter the display. Available controls include:

    • Search icon - Resembles a magnifying glass. Click this icon to narrow your search to only specific columns. To search all columns, select All Columns.

    • Text area - Enter case insensitive search criteria (wildcard characters are implied) and then click Go.

    • Go button - Executes a search or applies a filter.

    • View Report - Displays each entry as a line in a report.

    • View Detail - Displays detailed information about each news entry.

    • Actions menu - Displays the Actions menu. Use this menu to customize an interactive report. See "About the Actions Menu".

4.8.2.2 Adding a News Entry

To add a news entry:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Manage News.

    The News page appears.

  3. To add news:

    1. Click Add News.

      The News page appears.

    2. Enter text in the News Entry field.

    3. Click Add News.

4.8.2.3 Editing or Deleting News

To edit or delete news:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Manage News.

    The News page appears.

  3. To edit a news item:

    1. Click the Edit icon.

    2. Edit the news item.

    3. Click Apply Changes.

  4. To delete a news item:

    1. Click the Edit icon.

    2. Click Delete.

4.8.3 Managing Team Development Settings

Team Development Settings enable you specify how To Dos and bugs display, default values for release, owner, and priority, and what tracking attributes are enabled for the current workspace.

To edit Team Development settings:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Team Development Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Edit the appropriate attributes.

  4. To learn more about a specific field, see item Help. See "About Field-Level Help".

  5. Click Apply Changes.

Tip:

Click Reset to Default to return the settings to the default values.

4.8.4 Viewing a Release Summary

The Release Summary report enables you to organize features, To Dos, and bugs.

To access the Release Summary report:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Release Summary.

    The Release Summary page appears.

  3. Use the Search bar to restrict the view. To filter the view, select a developer or release and click Set.

  4. To email the report:

    1. Click Email.

      The Email Report page appears.

    2. Fill in the appropriate fields. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).

    3. To learn more about a specific field, see item Help. See "About Field-Level Help".

  5. Click Email.

Tip:

Click Reset to return the report to the default view.

4.8.5 About Utilities

Use Team Development Utilities to manage team development data.

To access Team Development Utilities:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Utilities.

  3. Options include:

    • Push past due Bugs - Enables you to extend the estimated fix date of bugs that are not yet complete. You can filter and then select just the bugs you want to push and then extend for any number of days.

    • Update Assignees - Enables you to reassign selected components from one user to another user, for all releases or just a selected release. Only incomplete components are reassigned (that is, those components having a status less than 100% or milestone date in the future).

    • Purge Data - Deletes all entries for the selected components. This is useful when beginning a new development cycle or after using a workspace for testing.

    • Manage Team Development Settings - See "Managing Team Development Settings".

    • Feature Utilities - See "About Feature Utilities"

4.8.5.1 About Feature Utilities

Use the Feature Utilities page to manage milestones for multiple features at once. Use this feature to:

  • Assign milestones to features

  • Set the feature due date to a milestone date

  • Change milestone for overdue features

  • Push due date of open features

To access the Feature Utilities page:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. On the Team Actions list, click Utilities.

  3. On the Utilities page, click the Feature Utilities link.

  4. On the Feature Utilities page:

    1. Select one of the following:

      • Assign milestones to features (only those with no milestone currently assigned).

      • Set feature due date to milestone date (only affects features).

      • Change milestone for overdue features.

      • Push due date of open features.

    2. Click Next.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  6. To learn more about a specific field, see item Help. See "About Field-Level Help".

4.8.6 Editing Focus Areas

When you create or update a feature, you can assign it to a Focus Area.

To edit an existing feature Focus Area:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. From the Team Actions list, click Manage Focus Areas.

    The Manage Focus Areas page appears.

  3. Locate the Focus Area and click the Edit icon.

  4. In Change To, enter your edits.

  5. Click Apply Changes.

4.8.7 Viewing Files Attached to Features, To Dos and Bugs

If enabled at the workspace-level, you can attach files to a feature, To Do, or bug. To learn more, see "Enabling Support for File Attachments in Team Development" in Oracle Application Express Administration Guide.

Tip:

If not enabled, administrators can access the Set Workspace Administration page directly from Team Development by clicking Enable Files on the Team Actions list.

To view files attached to features, To Dos, and bugs:

  1. On the Workspace home page, click the Team Development icon.

  2. From the Team Actions list, click the View Files.

    The Manage Focus Areas page appears.

  3. To view a file, click the name.