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Edit Objects

Within any model in which you have the access permissions to create elements, you can also edit the Notes, Resource Allocation and Testing details of any object in which they occur. On the right of the item field for these three properties you will see a icon, which indicates that you have the ability to edit that property.

Edit Notes

To edit the notes of an object, click on the icon for the field. The 'Edit note for <object type>' page displays.

You can add, delete and change text, and use the formatting tools in the Notes toolbar; that is, for a selected text string, add:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Numbered List
  • Bulleted List
  • Superscript
  • Subscript
  • Text color

You can also right click on the selected text and select options from the browser context menu to:

  • Undo the last change
  • Move (cut) the text string into the buffer for pasting
  • Copy the text string into the buffer for pasting
  • Paste text from the buffer into the 'Notes' field
  • Delete the selected text
  • Select all the text in the 'Notes' field
  • Search for the selected text string on the internet using Yahoo!
  • View the selected text in the object source code (of value to model coders)
  • Turn spell-checking on and off (if on, possibly misspelt text is underlined in red)
  • Add a different language dictionary to check spelling against (this would probably have been done already for your web browser)
  • Inspect the object in which the text appears (of value to model coders)

Whilst you can edit the text of a hyperlink and delete the hyperlink, you cannot change the linked object or add a new hyperlink. The browser context menu also provides options for working with the hyperlink, but the WebEA interface cannot support these functions.

When you have finished editing the text, click on the Save button. A confirmation message briefly displays and you are returned to the object 'Properties' view.

Edit Tests

The tests assigned to an element cover a range of situations including user acceptance and scenario. You could be asked to define or perform tests on parts of a model of relevance to you as a customer or user, or you might want to add information obtained from other people you have asked to perform an evaluation. Therefore, you might need to edit test records to update them with your information.

To edit a test record, display the appropriate element in the 'Properties' view, expand the 'Testing' panel and click on the icon. The 'Edit Test for <element name' page displays.

Edit Test for page

Mandatory fields on the dialog are indicated by a red asterisk (*).

Complete the fields as directed here.

Field

Action

See also

Test name

If necessary, type a new name for the Test.

Class type

In necessary, click on the drop-down arrow and select a different test group for the test; that is:

  • Unit
  • Integration
  • System
  • Acceptance
  • Scenario, or
  • Inspection

Type

If necessary, click on the drop-down arrow and select a new test type; that is:

  • Load
  • Regression or
  • Standard

Status

If necessary, click on the drop-down arrow and select a new test status; that is:

  • Not Run
  • Pass
  • Fail
  • Deferred or
  • Cancelled

Run by

If the test has been run, click on the drop-down arrow and select the name of the person who ran it.

Last Run

If the test has been run, click on the calendar icon and select the date on which the test was most recently run.

Checked by

If the test has been run, click on the drop-down arrow and select the name of the person who checked the test execution and results.

Description

Type in a description of the test, what it was intended to show and - if the test has been run - what the test situation and results were.

You can format this text using the facilities provided in the Notes toolbar, as described in the Edit Notes section.

Input

Type a description of what actions or parameters are or were required as input to this test.

You can format this text using the facilities provided in the Notes toolbar, as described in the Edit Notes section.

Acceptance Criteria

Type a description of what criteria must be or were satisfied to indicate that the test has passed.

You can format this text using the facilities provided in the Notes toolbar.

Results

Type a description of the expected and/or actual results of this test.

You can format this text using the facilities provided in the Notes toolbar.

Save

Click on this button to submit the details and update the Test record on the selected element.

A confirmation message briefly displays and you are returned to the object 'Properties' view

Edit Resource Allocation

The resources allocated to an element can include reviewers in various roles, and you might be allocated as a resource yourself. Alternatively, you could have allocated another person as a reviewer. Therefore, you might need to edit a resource allocation to record either your own progress in a review, or the progress of the resource you have allocated.

To edit the resource allocation, display the appropriate element in the 'Properties' view, expand the 'Resource Allocation' panel and click on the icon.  The 'Edit resource allocation for <element name' page displays.

Edit resource allocation for page

Notice that this page has a few more fields than the initial 'Add resource allocation ...' page.

Mandatory fields on the dialog are indicated by a red asterisk (*).

Complete the fields as directed here.

Field

Action

See also

Resource

If necessary, click on the drop-down arrow and select the name of a different person to be allocated as the resource.

Role

If necessary, click on the drop-down arrow and select a different role for the resource in this work.

Start Date

If necessary, click on the calendar icon and select a different date on which the resource started or is expected to start the assigned work.

End Date

If necessary, click on the calendar icon and select a different date on which the resource completed or is expected to complete the assigned work.

% Complete

Click on the up and down arrows to change the field value to the percentage completion of work that the resource has achieved.

Expected

Type in the number of whole time units the task is expected to take. The value must be an integer; you cannot record part units.

The unit of time you use will be identified by the Project Manager, and depends on the granularity of the work being recorded. Most tasks are completed in a number of hours or a number of days; use the smallest practical unit that you can record as a whole number, and use the same units for the expected, allocated and actual times.

Allocated

Type in the number of whole time units the task can be spread over. For example, you might expect the task to take 2 days of work performed at any point over a period of 5 days.

Actual

If the task is 100% complete, type in the number of whole time units it actually took.

Description

If necessary, edit the description of the resource allocation, perhaps to explain the changes you have made to earlier fields.

You can format this text using the facilities provided in the Notes toolbar, as explained in the Edit Notes section.

Before changing the text, you might want to copy it to paste into the 'History' field for editing there.

History

Optionally, paste or type in an explanation of what has previously taken place with this Resource Allocation. You can also format this text, using the facilities in the Notes toolbar.

Save

Click on this button to submit the details and update the Resource Allocation record on the selected element.

A confirmation message briefly displays and you are returned to the object 'Properties' view.

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