The web client's main window

This topic describes the areas and elements of the web client's main window.

The main window UI

The following table describes the UI areas of the web client's main window.

Element Description
Tabs

The tabs display different views of the objects in a product. Use tabs to view different object lists and object trees, depending on your current task.

See The main window tabs.

Toolbars The toolbars contain buttons for all Dimensions CM commands. The available buttons change depending on which tab you are working in. The right-hand side of the toolbar contains the Logout, About, and Help links. It also contains a username link that enables you to set various user preferences.
Navigation pane

The navigation pane gives you either icons or object trees which display different types of objects in the content pane. 

See Work in the navigation pane.

Content pane

The content pane shows lists of objects. For example, in the Pending tab, the content pane shows either your pending items, pending requests, or pending baselines. You select objects in the content pane to work with them.

See Work in the content pane.

Status area

The status area displays your username, the current product, the current project/stream, and the associated work area.

The status bar contains links that you click to:

  • Switch the current project/stream.

  • Switch the current product.

  • Set the default project/stream settings.

  • Log in to a remote host or change the password for a remote host.

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The main window tabs

In the web client, tabs provide different views of the objects in a product.

The following table describes the tabs you can use in the Dimensions CM web client.

Tab Description How to use

My Current Project/Stream

Work with the objects that belong or are related to your current project/stream.

Create and run reports on Dimensions CM objects using Report Builder.

In the navigation pane, expand the tree and click the relevant icon to display its contents or related objects:

  • Project folder

  • Design part

  • Work area

  • Deployment area

  • Requests

  • Baselines

  • Requirements

  • Releases

  • Subprojects

Items

Work with items in your current project/stream, in a view that is organized either by project folders or design parts.

Create and run reports on items using Report Builder.

To change the view of the items, switch between the tabs in the navigation pane:

  • To display the project folder view, select the Dirs tab.

  • To display the design part view, the Inbox, and Catalog, select the Items tab.

To display the relevant items in the content pane, click the appropriate icon:

  • Project folder

  • Design Part

  • Catalog

  • Inbox

Requests

Work with all requests in a product or all requests that affect a design part.

Create and manage request lists.

In the navigation pane:

  • To display all requests in the product, click Catalog .

  • To display the requests in your inbox, click Inbox .

  • To display the requests that affect a design part, click the design part folder .

  • To view any request lists you created, expand the Favorites node.

In the toolbar, click Request Lists :

  • To create a request list.

  • To add or remove requests from a request list.

  • To delete request lists.

Projects

Work with all projects in a product.

Create and run reports on projects using Report Builder.

Note: This tab is not displayed if your process model has been configured so that only streams are active.

In the navigation pane:

  • To view all projects in the product, click Catalog .

  • To view the projects in your inbox, click Inbox .

Streams

Work with all streams in a product.

Create and run reports on streams using Report Builder.

Note: This tab is not displayed if your process model has been configured so that only projects are active.

In the navigation pane:

  • To view all streams in the product, click Catalog .

  • To view the streams in your inbox, click Inbox .

Baselines

Work with all baselines in a product or all baselines created from a design part.

Create and run reports on baselines using Report Builder.

In the navigation pane:

  • To view all baselines in the product, click Catalog .

  • To view the baselines in your inbox, click Inbox .

  • To view the baselines created from a design part, click the design part folder .

Automation

View the details of promotions, demotions, and automations in Deployment Automation.

The Queue tab lists all jobs that are waiting to be executed or are scheduled for execution.

The History tab lists events that have completed.

For details about using Deployment Automation, see Use Deployment Automation.

Deployment

Manage and monitor promotion and deployment activities using Dimensions deployment.

In the content pane:

  • To view a list of objects that have been promoted but not yet deployed, click the Pending tab.

  • To view deployment jobs that are waiting to run, click the Queue tab.

  • To view the history of promotions, demotions, deployments, and rollbacks, click the History tab.

For details about Dimensions deployment, see Use Dimensions deployment.

Reports

Manage or run Dimensions CM reports.

Select the appropriate object class node (Requests, Items, Baselines, or Projects/Streams) in the navigation pane, and do the following:

  • To view an existing report, click a report in the content pane.

  • To edit a report, select the report in the content pane, and click Modify Report in the toolbar.

  • To create a report, click New Report  in the toolbar.

For details on how to work with reports, see Run Report Builder.

For details about database options, see the Administration Console online help.

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