Administrators can archive themes and features to remove old items from the product backlog. This can increase your Agile Manager performance, as well as decrease the length of your lists of themes and features.
When you archive a theme or feature, all child items are also archived, including any items not marked as Done. Archived child items can include features (when archiving a theme), user stories, defects, or group stories.
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Backlog and release grids
Sprint progress bars
Graphs and buckets for previous and current releases. These maintain accurate images of a specific release or sprint, even after relevant information is archived.
Read-only display of archived themes, features, or backlog items.
Note: Users can view a read-only list of archived items, but cannot retrieve them from the archive. Administrators must retrieve an item before its details can be displayed or modified.
Administrators can retrieve items from the archive, including individual user stories and defects.
Retrieving a parent item (theme or feature) also retrieves all of its child features, user stories, or defects.
Retrieving a child item (feature, user story, or defect) also retrieves its parent feature and theme. Other child items of the same feature and theme remain archived.
Retrieved items are visible in grids, and are accessible to users as they were before being archived.
Synchronized archived items
If an item in the archive is synchronized with ALM, any changes made to the item in ALM continue to be synchronized with the archived user story or defect.
What do you want to do?
Note: You must be an administrator to archive items.
- On the Product Backlog > Themes or Features page, select the items you want to archive.
- Select More Actions > Archive.
Note: You must be an administrator to retrieve items from the archive.
Do one of the following:
View archived items of a specific type Open the Product Backlog > Theme, Feature, or Backlog page, depending on the type of items you want to view.
View archived child items for a specific theme or feature
Open the Details page for a specific theme or feature. For example, on the Features grid, click a feature ID to view its Details page.
Click Features or Backlog Items, depending on whether you are looking at a theme or feature. All child items are displayed in a grid.
Select More Actions > Display Archive….
- Administrators only: To retrieve items, select the items you want to return to the backlog, and click Retrieve from Archive.