Manage requests in Visual Studio IDE

You can work with requests from multiple request providers in the Dimensions CM for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.

To manage external and native requests in the Visual Studio IDE:

  1. From the main menu, select View > Dimensions Explorer.
  2. In Dimensions Explorer, click Connect and log in to a Dimensions CM repository or add a new connection.
  3. (Optional) To change the default project/stream, click Properties in Dimensions Explorer and select another project/stream.

  4. In Dimensions Explorer, select Requests to display all pending requests for the default stream/project in your current Dimensions CM product.
  5. In the Requests view, use the toolbar options to work with requests.

    Jira: To view Jira issues, you may need to log in to your Jira instance. Click the Log in to Jira link under the Jira provider header, and specify your Jira credentials. For details, see Authenticate to Jira.

    Action Description
    Search requests by title or ID.

    In the Find Requests field, enter a request ID or a text string to match a request's title.

    This field is not case-sensitive.

    View all requests for your current user. Click Inbox Requests .
    Requests are displayed under their relevant provider.
    View your favorite requests. Click Favorite Requests .
    Filter requests by provider.

    Click All Requests and select a provider from the list.

    SBM requests: To view requests from a specific SBM report, first specify which reports will be available. See Select SBM reports.

    Filter external requests by type.

    By default, all request types are displayed.

    To display a particular request type:

    1. Click Filters , choose a provider, and click Select none to clear the default selection.

    2. Click Filters , choose a provider, and select a request type, for example, User Stories.

    3. To select more request types, repeat the earlier step.

    External request types are defined in your provider instance.

    Create a request. Dimensions CM and SBM requests: Click New Request .
    Open external requests in their provider instance.

    Select one or more requests from the same provider and click Open .

    SHIFT+click to select a range of requests. CTRL+click to select multiple non-consecutive requests.

    Each request opens in a new browser tab or window.

    Open an external provider instance. Select an external request and click Home .
    Open the review associated with a request in PulseUno.

    Select a request and click Open in PulseUno .

    If a review is not available, the Open in PulseUno icon is dimmed.

    Change the order of providers. Click Options , choose a provider, and select Move Up or Move Down.
    Hide/show a provider and its requests.

    To hide a request provider, click Options , choose a provider, and select Hide.

    To show a hidden provider, click Options , choose a provider, and select Show.

  6. To add requests to favorites, right-click one or more requests and select Add to Favorites.

    SHIFT+click to select a range of requests. CTRL+click to select multiple non-consecutive requests.

  7. External requests: To relate or unrelate items to a request, right-click the request and select Relate/Unrelate.

    Dimensions CM requests: For details on how to relate, unrelate, or edit a request, see Use requests in Visual Studio.

  8. To view other operations you can perform on a request, right-click the request.

Tip: To customize the toolbars, commands, and menus, right click the top toolbar and select Customize.

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