Projects View

Projects

The Projects view is available if the 'Project User' policy is enabled. If the 'Task User' policy is also enabled then the selecting a project, version, feature or folder in the tree will show a list of tasks on the right hand side.

Figure 3.2. Projects View Tasks

Projects View Tasks

Selecting a project will filter the list of tasks to only include tasks for this project. Selecting a version will filter the list of tasks to only include tasks for this version and so on.

Note

Project folders are a great way to organise your tasks into folders. Creating a project folder is described in the section called “Project Folders”.

You can filter the list further with the 'Now Showing' drop-down above the list of tasks. This will filter the list of tasks according to state - so you can show all completed tasks for example. By default the list will show all open tasks and features.

Note

The 'Filter' edit box in the right hand side toolbar will filter the list according to text. With the drop-down you can choose to filter on a specific column if necessary. So imagine you wanted to find a task in a project with 'SQL' in the name but couldn't remember which version it had been assigned to. You would select the project to show all the tasks for the project. You would select the state in the 'Now Showing' drop-down or 'All Tasks' if you were not sure. You could then type 'SQL' in the filter bar to only show tasks with 'SQL' in the name.

The 'ID' is a unique ID for the task based on the project name. The 'Name' is the name given to the task when creating it. The 'Assigned To' column shows which user or group the task is assigned to. The 'Status' column shows the state of the task. The 'Priority' shows the priority of the task. Setting the priority of the task is described in the section called “Task Operations”.

The status bar shows the number of tasks in each state for the current list. This can be useful for a quick status update.

The tasks are ordered according to priority and then name. So priority '1' tasks will appear at the top and priority '5' tasks will appear at the bottom.