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Lesson 5: Use the view to focus on specific artifacts

In this lesson, you select a specific artifact in the complex Traceability: feature - test environment view, and you explore the related artifacts. To determine what artifacts are related to a specific test environment, you run dependency analysis in the view.

Procedure

  1. Select a specific feature, and explore the related artifacts.
    To focus on the high difficulty feature Dividend allocation by percentage feature, click the node. The link to the related artifact, and the related artifact are highlighted in orange.
    Click a node to focus on an artifact
    Select the checkbox in the Dividend allocation by percentage node, and the selected node is highlighted. The nodes that are not selected are grayed out. The link to the related QM Test Case, and the related QM Test Case node are traced with a bold line, and can be easily identified.
    Select a node to explore related artifacts
  2. Select the related QM Test Case artifact.
    In the complex view, the related QM Test Result artifacts are not visible on the page. You must scroll down to find them.
    Related artifacts hard to find on the page.
    To easily link to the related QM Test Results, right-click the QM Test Case artifact, and click Select > QM Test Result. The names of related QM Test Result artifacts are displayed. Select an artifact.
    Example for using the select menu to find related artifacts.
  3. Select all the linked QM Test Results, and QM Test Environment nodes, and click Dependency analysis > Display current selections to keep only the selected artifacts in the view.
    Select specific artifacts in a view
    Only the selected artifacts are now shown in the view.
    Only the selected artifacts are now displayed in the view

    Click Reset to restore the original view.

  4. Select a QM Test Environment node, and run dependency analysis to discover all the related upstream artifacts.
    1. Select Firefox_DB2_WAS_Windows.
    2. Click Dependency analysis > Traverse upstream to explore all the related upstream artifacts.
      Select a node and run dependency analysis to explore nodes upstream
    The view shows all the artifacts that are associated with the selected QM Test Environment node.
    The image shows upstream artifacts related to the focus artifact
  5. Save a copy of the selected artifacts and the relationships among them by clicking Save Snapshot.
    Enter a snapshot name in the dialog box, and save the snapshot as public. The snapshot is saved as a child of the original view in the Shared Views folder.
    Snapshot that is saved as a child of the original view in the Shared Views folder.

Results

As a view user, you modified the complex Traceability: feature - test environment view to focus only on the artifacts that are associated with the Firefox_DB2_WAS_Windows test environment. By saving a snapshot of the view, you recorded your artifact selection, and you can revisit this subset of the original view.
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