Integrating Source Control and Work items

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Integrating Source Control and Work items

Post by lbauer » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:11 am

What are the benefits of Vault Professional's integrated work item tracking vs a standalone work item tracking system?

Work item tracking integration with VaultPro refers to the ability to update work item tracking items from within the VaultPro client, and for the Fortress item tracking system to show the changes in source code which fixed the work item. VaultPro work item integration allows the user to:

1 ) View and Update Work items from the VaultPro client

- View a list of your open items or all open items in VaultPro, including item details, from the VaultPro client View->Show My Open Items menu and from the VaultPro checkin dialog. You can modify Item details.

- From the Fortress checkin dialog you have the option to mark VaultPro items completed and add VaultPro checkin comments to work items.

- When you choose VaultPro items to update from the VaultPro checkin dialog, the work item number and description are listed as part of the VaultPro transaction comment.

- When viewing the history of a source code file, the VaultPro IDs listed in the transaction comment are displayed as links in the VaultPro history detail dialog. Clicking the links will display the full details of the VaultPro item in the Web Client.

2) View code and comments related to a work item fix from VaultPro

In VaultPro, when a work item is updated during a checkin:

- The VaultPro checkin comment will be displayed as part of a work item comment if the user chose to add the checkin comment.

- The name and version number of the files checked into VaultPro will be listed as links as part of the checkin comment. Clicking on the file link takes you to a Fortress web page that displays the history of that file. Clicking on the version number link will go to a Fortress web diff page that displays the changes made to the file.

Work item tracking integration with source control saves time and extra steps by providing quick access to work item or source code information for users who are updating bugs, tasks, feature requests, and other work items.

updated May 16, 2012
Linda Bauer
Technical Support Manager

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