This task describes how to track application defects during the development process.
To learn more about defects, see Defects Overview.
What do you want to do?
In the Defects module, click New Defect in the Defects grid toolbar to open the New Defect dialog box. Fill in the fields. For user interface details, see New Defect Dialog Box.
In addition to creating defects directly in ALM, you can also import defects to your ALM project from Microsoft Excel. To import defects, you must first install the appropriate add-in. For details, see Data Import from Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel .
|Link defects and other entities||
You can link defects to requirements, tests, test sets, test instances, runs, run steps, business process tests, flows, and other defects. For task details on how to link defects, see How to Link Defects.
|Search for defects||
In the Defects module, you can search for defects from:
For task details on how to search for defects, see How to Search for Defects.
|Assign, repair, and update defects||
Periodically review defects in the project, decide which ones to fix, and modify defect statuses, target releases, target cycles, and other fields accordingly.
In the Defects module, select a defect in the Defects grid and click the Defect Details button. Fill in the fields. For user interface details on the Defect Details dialog box, see the Defect Details Dialog Box.
Among other tasks, you can:
Analyze defect data by generating reports and graphs.
Use one of the following:
For task details on additional analysis tools in ALM, see the How to Analyze Data in ALM.