Item attributes

This table describes the attributes that most items in ALM Octane have in common. The attributes are listed in alphabetical order.

Property Description

You can attach multiple files to any ALM Octane item.

The Site or Space admin can customize the following attachment parameters:


For details see Configuration parameters.


The Details tab includes the basic information regarding the item, such as the owner, description, planning, and creation date.

The Description area, similar to other memo areas, contain s a full editor. When you click in the text area, a popup toolbar shows the formatting options, such as bold, italic, lists, indents, and table manipulation. Expand the groups to see additional options.

Tip: To add a hyperlink to this area, click the Link button (you may need to expand a group). The default supported protocols for links are http;https;td;testdirector;mailto. To allow other protocols, admins must add them to the HREF_PROTOCOLS_WHITE_LIST parameter.


View an audit trail of changes to ALM Octane items.


  • The creation date is the date on which the item was entered in ALM Octane. In cases where the item was added via synchronization, this date will be later than the creation date in the original system.

  • If a change was made by an API method, the change is attributed to the authenticated user.

  • If a change was made by a rule, the label (Changed by Rule) is displayed next to the change.


ALM Octane assigns each item a unique identifier (ID) as it creates the item.

ALM Octane generates the IDs according to its own internal algorithm, and the IDs are not necessarily assigned in sequential order.


The Relations tab allows you to define connections between the selected item and any other workspace item.

ALM Octane creates some relations automatically, such as the links between a test and its runs, or a test and defects detected during its run.