Task Manager Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to view the status and progress of asynchronous tasks run in your project. For example, when you create a baseline, ALM runs the task in a background process. You can view the progress of this task in the Task Manager.

To access

On the masthead, click and select Task Manager.

Important information

ALM clears completed tasks from the Task Manager after two days.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element


Pause. Pauses the currently selected tasks.

Note: You can only pause running tasks.

Resume. Resumes the currently selected tasks.

Note: You can only resume paused tasks.

Abort. Aborts the currently selected tasks.

Note: You can only abort running tasks.

Delete. Clears the currently selected tasks from the grid.


  • You can clear only completed tasks.

  • A task can be cleared only by the user that ran the task, or by a project administrator.

Refresh All. Refreshes the grid so that it displays the most up-to-date task information.

If Auto Refresh is enabled, this button is disabled.

Set Auto Refresh On/Off. When enabled, automatically refreshes the grid every 5 seconds so that it displays the most up-to-date task information.

Filter/Sort. Opens the Filter dialog box, enabling you to filter and sort the tasks displayed in the grid. For 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 details, see Select Columns/Select Fields Dialog Box.


Displays the filter currently applied to the grid. Located directly above the grid.

Start Time

The time the task started.

Created By

The name of the user who ran the task.


The task type. For example, ImportBaseline.


A description of the task.

Task Progress

The percentage of the task that is complete. When the task completes, displays the final result: Succeeded or Failed.

End Time

The time the task completed.

Task Details

Displays details of the selected task.

Click the Show/Hide arrows to display or hide this pane.

Task Id

A unique numeric ID for the task, assigned automatically by ALM.

Task State

Includes the following options:

  • Running. The task is in progress.

  • Paused. The task was paused by a user.

  • Finished. The task has completed.

Note: If a task is aborted by the user, the Task State value is Finished, and the Task Progress value is Failed.