Viewing Request Lineage

The Lineage tab of the request inspector displays a diagram for the request that shows related requests that precede and follow it.

The lineage diagram includes the originating request along with subscription requests which were generated from it. You can expand each request to view details such as its title, status, owner, the viewpoints that were affected, and the subscriptions that were used to create it. You can also click the request title in the detail card to inspect any request in the lineage and access more information such as the request items, comments, attachments, request workflow, and history.


screenshot shows lineage tab with elements described below

Each request in the lineage tab is represented by a box, with the original interactive request at the top of the diagram. You can expand each box to display the viewpoint within the request. Subscriptions are represented by dashed arrows when the requests are collapsed, and by solid arrows when the requests are expanded and the viewpoints can be seen.

Click a request, viewpoint, or subscription to display details about them in the detail card, such as the date a completed request was submitted or the current assignee of draft requests. The detail card also contains links to get more information about that object. For example, when a request is displayed in the detail card, you can use the links in the detail card to inspect the request or the view. When a subscription is displayed in the detail card, you can use the links in the detail card to inspect the subscription, as well as the source and target views and viewpoints.

Note:

If a request that is part of the request lineage is deleted, a placeholder for the deleted request is displayed in the diagram and subsequent subscriptions or requests are not displayed.

You can reposition and zoom in and out of the digram by using your mouse. Click Refresh refresh icon to restore the original diagram or to update the status of a subscription currently in progress.

The diagram contains icons that display the origin or outcome of the requests. The following table describes the icons in the lineage diagram:

Table 7-1 Request Lineage Icons

Icon Meaning

expand icon

Expand request


collapse icon

Collapse request


interactive icon

Request was created interactively


subscription icon

Request was created via subscription


import icon

Request was created via import


autosubmit icon

Subscription request was auto-submitted


delete icon
Request was deleted

info icon
A subscription request failed or was skipped

Failed or Skipped Subscriptions

For subscription requests that have failed or were skipped, the lineage diagram displays a info icon in the source request for the failed or skipped subscription. The detail card provides details about the failure, such as:

  • The subscription does not have an assignee available.
  • The subscription was skipped because no items would have been generated.