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Currently it is not allowed to associate with releases any enities, it is possible only include them using release field. But sometimes more flexibility is needed.
I want to be able to associate with releases any spira entities including tasks (and releases from other projects) from any project (release could be in project A, while task could be from project B).
This will allow me to create projects for the let's say customer-related. Use-case:
As you already have Associations tab, it won't take long to add what is already developed to a one more entity but it defenitily will be a huge step towards good relationships between Inflectra and their customers.
The same question is vary actual for my company.
Looking forward for the clarifications and further updates.
We have a plan to add 'Release' as a new type of custom property, similar to what we have for users.
David, that is good, but not enough.
What if the same internal release from a core-projects is going to be delivered through several different customer's releases (to be more precise, to different customers, so names of the release could be different)? So, I need to have an option how to make multiple-to-mutliple mapping for any project and any entity.
If we try to solve it via custom fields we need to create amount of custom fields equal to amount of customers, that is crazy.
Having ability to associate release/sprint with any entity in any project will solve our problem, moreover it doesn't look difficult as it was already developed by Inflectra to other entities.
Having the ability to associate any artifact to a release would be relatively straightforward. The once concern is that for those artifacts that already have dedicated Releases tabs (e.g. test cases) it would be confusing, since the Associations tab would be for linking, without causing any business rules to take place whereas the main Releases tab is used for calculating things like test coverage, test progress, etc.
Yep, that is normal. All built-in mechanism:
Releases tab is used for calculating things like test coverage, test progress, etc.
should have the some logic from Inflectra's side as how it is built now. It shouldn't recieve any influence from my associations.
What I will additionally link - it is my responsibility how to interpret it. I do not expect any calculations from Inflectra's side, just create and show that association in the "Associations tab" for the Release and associated entity.
So, I expect two mechanism:
Probably, we need to consider that proposal wider: to let user assoiciate any Spira entity to any through any project.
For example, to let associations be from tasks in project A to a requirement in project B (currently it is forbidden I don't know why) and etc. All these assoications shouldn't require any calculations or logic from Spira's side, meaning of association should be an user's area of responsibility.