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Setting the "Assigned to" Field to Unassigned


Barb Oxenford (23813) | asked Mar 29 '13, 10:16 a.m.
edited Mar 29 '13, 10:50 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (56.8k23642)
Has anyone implemented the "Assigned to" field becoming Unassigned when there is a State change that makes it Required? 
The example is that in one state the value is a developer and then in the next state it needs to be changed to a tester, but it is still populated, so even though the field is required, it can overlook being reset to a tester's name.  If it was cleared to Unassigned, then it would error out if attempted to be saved without being set.

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sam detweiler (12.4k6178201) | answered Mar 29 '13, 1:07 p.m.
you cannot set a required field to unassigned, even in a participant. the save will be rejected.

there was a discussion at one point about possibly ordering the advisors and participants in such an order as to maybe enable this..  but if a participant does an explicit Save, it drives another advisor chain invocation, which will eventually reach the required field advisor who will reject the save..

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Barb Oxenford commented Mar 29 '13, 1:42 p.m.

I want it to be unassigned (cleared out) when it enters the state (like a precondition) but must be valued upon save (required).  The point is to force them to choose a username each time the state is entered.  I did this easily and often in ClearQuest.


sam detweiler commented Mar 29 '13, 2:38 p.m.

Ok, so you want an field on change handler to be able force ANOTHER field to unassigned when they click to change the state... . 

I do not know if the JS handlers run AT the field click level (onchange)..


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Geoffrey Clemm commented Apr 02 '13, 6:58 p.m.
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It is my understanding that only the "required" and "read-only" JS handlers run at field-click level time, while all the other JS handlers (and the pre/post conditions) only run at save/commit time (and therefore are not of use to you for this functionality).   In contrast, ClearQuest does let you define arbitrary field-commit hook code, so to my knowledge, you can do this kind of customization in ClearQuest but not in RTC.


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Ralph Schoon (56.8k23642) | answered Mar 29 '13, 2:16 p.m.
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As far as I can tell Sam is completely right. Despite the fact of  http://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/do-not-modify-the-triggering-element-in-an-operationadvisor/
I agree that you can not do this, except you make the attribute not required by the standard settings and add you own advisor and use the additional parameters as in 

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Ralph Schoon commented Mar 29 '13, 2:18 p.m.
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And add a participant hat changes the owner.


I personally would do otherwise and spawn a new task for the quality control guy, or add an additional contributor attribute for the QM guy.

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