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Artifact Explorer - How do I...
show more information, like attribute values, on each artifact?
You can show artifact types, versions and even valid attributes next to the name of the artifacts on a branch in Artifact Explorer. Simply use the white pulldown to select items you want to show. If you want to save these selections for future Artifact Explorers, just select "Store Label Settings".
quickly open a new Artifact Explorer?
You can open a new Artifact Explorer using the "Open Artifact Explorer" button on the top right of the Artifact Explorer. It will open the new Explorer to the same branch as the one open.
open the Action associated to the selected branch?
For branches that were created from an ATS Action, the "Open Associated Action" button will open those Actions in ATS. If a branch was created manually by a user, it will show a dialog of the user that created the branch.
open the selected artifact in another branch?
There is an easy way to open the selected artifact on another branch. Select that artifact > right-click > Reveal on Another Branch. This will open another Branch Manager and reveal the artifact on that branch.
quickly search the currently selected branch?
Select the "Open Quick Search View" button. This will open the Quick Search view, set the selected branch to the same as the Artifact Explorer and place your cursor in the Search text box.
ATS - How do I...
configure to automatically add new Actions to a Goal
Goal artifacts are used as an ordered list of Actions, Reviews and Tasks. If you want Actions written against an Actionable Item (AI) or Team Definition to be automatically be added to your Goal: Open an Artifact Explorer > Select to Common Branch > Open "Action Tracking System" > Expand down to find your AI or Team Definition > Open your Goal artifact in the ATS Editor > Select the "Workflow" tab > Expand the "Relations" section > Drag your AI or Team Definition to the "AutoAddActionToGoal" relation. > Save
visit recently opened ATS Actions
Write or open an Action, Review or other ATS object and can't find it? Select "My Recently Visited" in the ATS Navigator to view all ATS objects viewed in the current OSEE session. This list gets cleared after restart.
ATS World and Task Editors - How do I...
filter out completed/cancelled items
Select the pulldown-menu next to the gear and select "Filter Out Completed/Cancelled". You can also use the Ctrl-F hotkey.
only show items assigned to you
Select the pulldown-menu next to the gear and select "Filter My Assignee". You can also use the Ctrl-G hotkey.
open selected ATS items in a new ATS World or Task View
You can easily open selected items in a World or Task View by selecting the World or Task icons in the top right of the editor. You can also right-click > Open With > and select the desired editor for the selected items.
Review - How do I...
show all review defects in readable format
The Defect table of a Peer Review only shows 5 lines by default which makes reading the defects difficult. In addition, the Description and Location columns are too narrow to see all the text. There are a few things you can do to help view this data easier.
- Make any column wider. Select the line between columns in header > drag the columns out to make it wider
- Make the table larger. Select the gray line under the table and drag down to show more rows.
- View the entire table with wrapped columns. Right-click anywhere in the table > select "View Table Report". This shows in an HTML format that wraps all the columns.
Java Editor - How do I...
incrementally search a Java file
Open Java File > Ctrl-F (search) > Select "Incremental" checkbox > Enter text to search. This will highlight the first occurrence of what you type as you type.
XViewer - Advanced Tree/Table Widget - How do I
The XViewer is an advanced and dynamic Tree/Table Viewer that has the filtering and sorting the capabilities of a spreadsheet while providing the users the ability to customize their table to suit their current needs and save/restore these customizations for future use by individual or group.
OSEE has used this widget in many of it's views and editors including: Branch Manager, Results Editor, ATS World Editor, ATS Task Editor, Change Report Viewer, Commit Manager, Merge Manager etc...
There are many advanced features of the XViewer that will help organize and manipulate your view of whatever you're looking at.
email, export to csv and print the contents
Select any item inside the table > right-click > View Table Report. This will open an HTML view of the data. The top left options allow for emailing, printing and exporting to csv. The export to csv will write the file to disk and open whatever application is configure to view comma separated value files, like Excel or Open Office.
Editors - How do I...
restore changes or deleted files from local history
OSEE stores versions of most text files as changes are made. You can access these versions to restore these changes. This includes a file or directory that was deleted. Select the file or folder in the Package Explorer > right-click > Restore from local history.
prevent multiple editors from cluttering up your workbench
OSEE will show the '>>' indicator after 4 to 8 files are opened. You can configure your workbench to automatically close editors automatically. Select Window pulldown menu > Preferences > General > Editors > select "Close editors automatically" > enter number of editors open before auto-close.
Workbench - How do I...
remove old workspaces from startup selection
If you start OSEE with multiple different workspaces, it will remember the last 5. To clear these you can go to Window > Preferences > General > Startup and Shutdown > Workspaces. You can also change the number of workspaces to remember.
learn the basics of the workbench
One of the best things a new user of OSEE can do is learn how to work with the workbench. Switching perspectives, moving editors and views and restoring default are a critical part the efficient use of OSEE.
Select Help pulldown > Help Contents > Workbench User Guide > Getting Started