Linked Defects/Entities Page

This page enables you to define and maintain links to defects from defects and other entities.

To access

Use one of the following:

  • From the Defects module: On the Defect Details dialog box sidebar, select Linked Entities. Click the Defects tab for linked defects or the Others tab for linked entities that are not defects.

  • From other modules and dialog boxes: Click Linked Defects on the sidebar or the Linked Defects tab.

Important information
  • You can link defects to the following ALM entities: requirements, business, tests, test sets, business process tests, flows, test instances, runs, run steps, and other defects.

  • From within the Defects module, you can link to other defects.

  • To link a defect to other ALM entities, go to the module or Details dialog box for that entity.

Relevant tasks

How to Link Defects

See also

Defect Tracking Overview

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Element

Description

First/Previous/Next/Last Entity. Allows you to browse through the entities.

Available from: Linked Defects tab.

Add and Link Defect. Opens the New Defect dialog box, enabling you to add a defect link by submitting a new defect. For user interface details, see New Defect Dialog Box.

Available from: All modules except the Defects module.

Link Existing Defect. Enables you to add a link to an existing defect:

  • By ID. In the Link Existing Defect dialog box, select a defect by typing the defect ID.

  • Select. In the Defects to Link dialog box, select a defect from the grid. For user interface details, see Defects to Link Dialog Box.

Link From Requirement. Enables you to add a link to an existing requirement:

  • By ID. In the Link Existing Requirement dialog box, select a requirement by typing the requirement ID.

  • Select. In the Select Requirements dialog box, select a requirement from the grid. For user interface details, see Select Requirements Dialog Box.

Available from: This page's Others tab in the Defects module.

Remove Link. Removes the selected link.

Refresh All. Refreshes the list of linked defects or entities so that it displays the most up-to-date defects based on the filters you have selected.

Filter/Sort. Enables you to filter and sort the list of linked defects and entities. Any currently applied filters or sorting orders are displayed below the toolbar. For user interface details, see Filter Dialog Box.

Select Columns. Opens the Select Columns dialog box, enabling you to determine which fields to display in the grid and their order. For user interface details, see Select Columns/Select Fields Dialog Box.

Defect Details. Opens the Defect Details dialog box, displaying the details of the selected defect. For user interface details, see Defect Details Dialog Box.

  • Go To Defect. Opens the Defects Details dialog box for the linked defect.
  • Go To 'Linked By' Entity. Opens the Details dialog box for the entity linked to the defect.
Type of Link

Select an option:

  • Direct links. Displays direct links only.

  • All links. Displays all links.

For information about direct and indirect links, see Defect Tracking Overview.

Available from: All modules except the Defects module.

Show Links for

Determines which links to display:

  • Current Req Links. Defect links added to the current requirement only.

  • Including Children's Links. Defect links added to the current requirement and its children.

Available from: Requirements module

<filter status bar>

Describes the filters currently applied to the grid. Located directly above the grid filter boxes.

<Defects module fields>

For user interface details, see Defects Module Fields.

<grid filters>

Displays a grid filter box under each column name, enabling you to define a filter condition for a column.

Type directly into the box, or click the box to display the browse button, which opens the Select Filter Condition dialog box. For user interface details, see Select Filter Condition Dialog Box.

Created By

The user name of the person who created the link.

Creation Date

The date on which the link was created.

Link Comment

Enables you to add comments about the link.

Link ID

A unique numeric ID for the link, assigned automatically by ALM. The Link ID is read-only.

Link Type

A value of the Link Type customized list. For details on lists, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Administrator Guide :Customizing Project Entities.

Linked By Status

The current status of the linked entity.

Linked Entity ID

A unique numeric ID for the linked entity, assigned automatically by ALM. The Linked Entity ID is read-only.

Linked Entity Name

The linked entity name. For example, the requirement name.

Linked Entity Type

The linked entity type (for example: step, test, test set).

Defects

A list of defects linked to the current defect.

Others

A list of other entities linked to the current defect.