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dhingreja rajkot (6179) | asked Apr 04 '13, 7:31 a.m.
edited Apr 04 '13, 7:58 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (63.1k33646)
What is the use of group filter option in widget????

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Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk (7.4k374103) | answered Apr 04 '13, 7:47 a.m.
edited Apr 04 '13, 7:48 a.m.
Hi Ameet,
The group filters are described in new and noteworthy for RTC 2.0.0.1: https://jazz.net/downloads/rational-team-concert/releases/2.0.0.1?p=news
There is also jazz.net enhancement to better document it: https://jazz.net/jazz/web/projects/Rational%20Team%20Concert#action=com.ibm.team.workitem.viewWorkItem&id=94549

Let me know if it helps for you.

Regards,
Krzysztof Kazmierczyk

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Guido Schneider commented Apr 04 '13, 9:17 a.m.

Thank you for this link. I searched this since long time.


Ginny Ghezzo commented Aug 29 '13, 10:31 a.m. | edited Aug 29 '13, 5:10 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER

This was incredibly helpful.   I am still having some odd behavior but in teneral this write up is great.   


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Dinesh Kumar B (4.1k413) | answered Apr 04 '13, 8:57 a.m.
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as the tool tip says "A list of user-defined filters that group results under custom group labels.", Group Filters  are meant for custom group labeling. 

the example in https://jazz.net/downloads/rational-team-concert/releases/2.0.0.1?p=news shows how the severity parameters blocker, critical and major are grouped into Must Fix

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Ralph Earle (25739) | answered Nov 05 '13, 4:35 p.m.
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edited Nov 05 '13, 4:36 p.m.
Here are some of the things I discovered by using the group filter feature: 
  • "Label" is the field that displays on the widget and "Filter" is an instance of the category that the label includes
  • As far as I can tell, you can't specify multiple filters; you need to specify one at a time. 
  • Spacing has to be exactly like in the UI. If you add an extra space after any of your labels, it will treat it as a different label.
  • When a new status is specified for a work item returned by this query, it will show up independently in the pie chart until it is associated with an existing label.
Using the group filter, I was able to organize the following work item statistics widget 
so that it looked like this: 

Here are the settings I used to achieve this result: 
It would be handy to combine Filter entries in a single field for each Label, but I tried several alternatives without success. 

 I find the Group Filter feature very helpful, and will continue to use it, but agree that it needs to be documented. I opened Enhancement 288370 against the User Assistance team.

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Carole Schwarz (3613) | answered May 12 '16, 8:37 a.m.
Been awhile since this was posted, but I discovered this when I was trying to remember how to use the group filter.  On 5.0.2, I am required to put an "=" sign in front of the value in the Filter field in order for this to work.  Thought that might help others in case anyone was looking for this info.

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