Work with requests
This topic explains how to manage requests in Visual Studio Code.
Git Client IDE plugin 1.5 and later: You can work with requests from different providers in the same Dimensions CM instance. The supported providers are ALM Octane, Atlassian Jira, and SBM. For details, see Configure request providers.
You can view your inbox requests for the current Dimensions CM stream. If you are starting work on a request that is not in your inbox, you can display all requests in the current stream.
To view a request:
- In Visual Studio Code, select View > Open View... > Dimensions Explorer. The Dimensions Explorer opens in the sidebar.
- To view your inbox requests, expand Requests.
To open a request in Visual Studio Code, double-click the request. The request opens in the main window.
To then open the request in your default browser, click the request's title. Dimensions CM requests open in the Dimensions CM web client. External requests open in their relevant provider instance such as ALM Octane, Jira, or SBM.
To open a request in your default browser, right-click the request, and select Open Request.
Dimensions CM requests open in the Dimensions CM web client. External requests open in their relevant provider instance.
To view all the requests in the current stream, expand Show Recent in the Requests list.
Set default request
You can set the default request for a stream.
To set the default request:
- Find the request you want to set as the default, as described in View requests.
Right-click the request and select Set Default Request.
Relate requests and commit changes
You can relate requests to changes and then commit changes to a repository.
To relate a request and commit changes:
- In Visual Studio Code, select View > Open View... > Source Control. The Source Control view is displayed.
- (Optional) Add a commit message.
To relate a request to a change:
Expand Dimensions Requests. The Dimensions Requests inbox is displayed.
Select the request.
On the highlighted request row, click Add Request to Commit Message.
To commit the changes to the repository, at the top of the Source Control view, click Commit.
Or click More Actions and select an action, for example, Commit Staged.
Create topic branches from requests
You can create topic branches from requests.
To create a topic branch from a request:
- Find the request from which you want to create a topic branch, as described in View requests.
- Right-click the request and select Create Topic Branch....
- Enter a name for the topic branch.
- Click Enter.