Attachments

Add attachments to entities to better document the item on which you are working.

Attach a file

You can attach files to any ALM Octane entity.

To attach a file:

  1. Navigate to the entity for which you want to add an attachment.

  2. In the Attachments tab, click Attach.

  3. Select the files you want to attach.

    ALM Octane supports the following file types by default:

    jpg bmp png
    word doc docx
    msg pdf xml
    xls xlsx ppt
    pptx zip txt
    wmv mp4 m4p
    mkv vob log
    wrf fbr jpeg
  4. Click Open.

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Attach a URL

In some cases, it may be more convenient to attach a URL instead of an actual file. This is useful if the file is very large or if you want to reference content in an external storage location.

To attach a URL:

  1. Navigate to the entity for which you want to add a URL attachment.

  2. In the Attachments tab, click Attach URL.

  3. Enter a name for the attachment and a valid URL.
  4. Click Import. Octane adds the link with the upload information to the Attachments tab.

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View or download attachments

You can view attachments in the following ways:

  • Click the Attachment icon in a grid. This displays a preview of the attachment and shows upload and size information.
  • Click on the item's ID to open its Details tab, and then select the Attachments tab. This displays a thumbnail preview of each attachment with upload and size information. Click on a thumbnail to zoom in further.

Use the Download button to save an attachment locally.

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Set attachment parameters (administrators)

The site admin can configure the following attachment settings:

Setting Parameter
Set the limit of the number of attachments allowed per entity. MAX_ATTACHMENT_COUNT_PER_ENTITY
Customize the supported file types. ATTACHMENTS_FILE_EXTENSION_WHITE_LIST

For details on setting these parameters, see Configuration parameters.

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