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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

8.2.6. Associations

In this mode, the main pane displays a list of any incidents, source code revisions or other tasks that are associated with this task:

Each association is displayed with the type of association (related-to, vs. a dependency), name of the artifact being linked-to, type of artifact (task, incident, etc.), the name of the person who created the association, and a comment that describes why the association was made.

In addition, when using SpiraPlan or SpiraTeam, you can select the checkbox marked “Include Source Code Revisions” and the system will also scan the source code repository for any revisions that are linked to this artifact. This feature allows you to display the list of any changes in the source code repository that were the result of implementing the functionality described in the task. Clicking on the revision name takes you to the revision details page which is described in more detail in the “Source Code” section of this guide.

You can perform the following actions:

  • Delete – removes the selected association to the other artifact. This will only delete the association, not the linked artifact itself.
  • Refresh – updates the list of associations from the server, useful if other people are adding associations to this task at the same time.
  • Apply Filter – Applies the entries in the filter boxes to the list of associations
  • Clear Filters – Clears the current filter, so that all associations for the current task are shown.
  • Edit – Clicking the [Edit] button to the right of the associations allows you to edit the association type and comment fields inline directly on this screen.

To create a new association, simply click the <Add> hyperlink which will display the “Add New Association” popup dialog box:

Once you have selected the appropriate artifact type, you will then be able to choose the specific artifact you want to link to. In all cases, you can either choose the item from a scrolling selection box, or you can enter the ID of the artifact directly (if known).

In either case you can also add a comment that explains the rationale for the association and choose the type of association being created:

  • Related-to: this is used to specify that the two artifacts are simply related
  • Depends-on: this is used to specify that the current artifact has a dependency on the one being linked to.