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5.9 Managing Team Development Utilities

The Utilities region displays on the right side of the Team Development home page. Use these links to configure Team Development settings, view release summary information, enable support for file upload, access feature utilities, manage focus areas, update assignees, view uploaded files, purge data, manage news, and update links.


See Also:

"Managing Team Development" in Oracle Application Express Administration Guide

5.9.1 Accessing Team Development Utilities

Use Team Development Utilities to manage team development data. You can access Team Development Utilities from either the Utilities region on the Team Development home page or from Utilities page.

To access Team Development Utilities:

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

  2. Note the Utilities region on the right side of the page.


    Tip:

    You can access most utilities by either clicking links in the Utilities region or by accessing the Utilities page.

  3. From the Utilities region on the right side of the page, click All Utilities.

  4. The Utilities page features the following links:

    • Team Development Settings - See "Configuring Team Development Settings."

    • Release Summary - Review workspace and developer statistics.

    • Enable Files - Links to the administration page that enables you to add support for file upload. See "Enabling Support for File Upload in Team Development" in Oracle Application Express Administration Guide.

    • Feature Utilities - Use the Feature Utilities page to manage milestones for multiple features at once. Use this page to assign milestones to features, set the feature due date to a milestone date, change milestone for overdue features, and push due dates for open features.

    • Manage Focus Areas - Manage focus areas that display on the Feature page. See "Editing Focus Areas."

    • Update Assignees - Enables you to reassign selected components. Only incomplete components can reassigned (that is, those components having a status less than 100% or milestone date in the future).

    • View Files - Manage uploaded files. See "Viewing File Attachments."


      Tip:

      This option 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.

    • 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 News - Manage news entries that display on the Team Development home page and Workspace home page. See "Managing News Entries."

    • Manage Links - Manage links to share with other workspace users. See "Managing Links."

    • Auto Create To Dos - Automatically create a To Do for every page in an application.

    • Push past due Bugs - Extend the estimated fix date of open bugs. You can filter and then select just the bugs you want to push and then extend for any number of days.

5.9.2 Configuring 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. Under Utilities, click Team Development Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Edit the appropriate attributes.

    To learn more about an attribute, see field-level Help. See "Viewing Field-Level Help."

  4. Click Apply Changes.


Tip:

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

5.9.3 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. Under Utilities, 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 an attribute, see field-level Help. See "Viewing Field-Level Help."

  5. Click Email.


Tip:

Click Reset to return the report to the default view.

5.9.4 Managing Feature Utilities

Use the Feature Utilities page to assign milestones to features, set feature due dates to milestone dates, change milestones for overdue features, or push due dates of open features.

To access Feature Utilities:

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

  2. Under Utilities, click Feature Utilities.

  3. On the Feature Utilities, select a utility:

    • 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

  4. Click Next.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

5.9.5 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. Under Utilities, click Manage Focus Areas.

    The Manage Focus Areas page appears.

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

  4. In Rename To, enter your edits.

  5. Click Apply Changes.

5.9.6 Viewing File Attachments

If enabled at the workspace-level, you can attach files to a feature, To Do, or bug.


Tip:

To use this feature, you must set the Enable File Repository attribute to Yes in Administration, Manage Service, Set Workspace Preferences. Administrators can also access this page in 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. Under Utilities, click the View Files.

    The Team Development Files page appears.

  3. To view a file, click the name.


See Also:

"Enabling Support for File Attachments in Team Development" in Oracle Application Express Administration Guide.

5.9.7 Purging Data

Purging data removes all the data associated with a specific type of data (that is, features, milestones, To Dos, bugs, or feedback).

To purge data:

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

  2. Under Utilities, click the Purge Data.

  3. Under Purge Data, select the types of data to purge and click Purge.

5.9.8 Managing News Entries

Use the News region to communicate with other users in the current workspace. 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.

To manage new entries:

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

  2. Under Utilities, click Manage News.

    The News page appears.

  3. Use the Search bar to filter the display.

  4. To add a news item:

    1. Click Add News.

      The News page appears.

    2. Enter text in the News Entry field.

    3. Click Add News.

  5. To edit a news item:

    1. Select the news item.

    2. Edit the News Entry.

    3. Click Apply Changes.

  6. To delete a news item:

    1. Select the news item.

    2. Click Delete.

5.9.9 Managing Links

Use the Links page to share links within Team Development.

5.9.9.1 Adding Links to the Links Page

To access the links page:

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

  2. Under Utilities, click Manage Links.

    The Links page appears.

  3. Use the Search bar to filter the display.

  4. To add a link:

    1. Click Create Link.

      The Links page appears.

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

    3. To learn more about an attribute, see field-level Help. See "Viewing Field-Level Help."

    4. Click Create Link.

5.9.9.2 Editing or Deleting a Link

To edit or delete a link:

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

  2. Under Utilities, 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.