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Spira 4.2 User Manual Help Viewer

1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access
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1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access

8.1.2. Sorting and Filtering

You can easily filter and sort the list of tasks as illustrated in the screen-shot below:

To filter the list by progress, status, priority, owner or release, you simply choose an item from the appropriate drop-down list, and for the other fields, you enter a free-text phrase then click <Filter> or press the <ENTER> key to apply the different filters. Note that the name field is searched using a “LIKE” comparison, so that searching for “database” would include any item with the word database in the name. The other freetext fields need to be exact matches (e.g. dates, task numbers).

To change the column that is sorted, or to change the direction of the current sort, simply click on the up/down arrow icon in the appropriate column. The currently sorted column is indicated by the larger, white arrow with the back-border. In the screen-shot above, we have filtered on tasks that are finishing late, sorted in order of decreasing priority.

Clicking on Filter > Clear Filter removes any set filters and expands the task list to display all tasks for the current project, and clicking on Filter > Save Filter allows you to save the filter to your ‘My Page’ for use in the future. The list of saved filters can also be retrieved by clicking Filter > Retrieve Filter.

As a shortcut, the left hand panel includes a set of Quick Filters that can be applied in a single-click:

  • My Filters – This section displays any saved requirement filters created by the current user
  • Shared Filters – This section displays any saved requirement filters created in the current project and listed as ‘shared’ by the person who created them.
  • Components – This section lists the components defined for the current project. Clicking on any of the components in the list will filter the tasks to only show those that belong to the selected component. Tasks are linked to components indirectly through their associated requirement.
  • Task Folders – This section displays the hierarchy of task folders. When you click on the folder name it will filter the task list to just those that belong in that folder. To show all the items in the project irrespective of folder, simply click the ‘All Tasks’ link.
  • Releases – This section lists the releases and iterations defined for the current project. Clicking on any of the releases or iterations in the list will filter the requirements by that release/iteration.