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Add a Defect

Add a Defect Record

In the drop-down menu, select the 'Add defect' option. The 'Add defect to <element name>' dialog displays.

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

Complete the fields as directed here.

Field

Action

See also

Name

Type an appropriate and meaningful name for the reported defect.

Status

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate report status; that is:

  • New
  • Verified, or
  • Complete

Priority

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate priority value; that is:

  • High
  • Medium, or
  • Low

Reported by

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the name of the person reporting the defect.

Reported on

Click on the calendar icon and select the date on which the report was made.

Resolved by

If the defect has been resolved, click on the drop-down arrow and select the name of the person who resolved it.

Resolved on

Click on the calendar icon and select the date on which the reported defect was fixed.

Version

Type in a version number or letter to indicate any evolution of the same defect. Generally, '1.0' indicates the first instance of a defect.

Description

Type in a description of the defect, what it is, what the solution might be, and why it is a problem.

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

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Numbered list
  • Bulleted list
  • Superscript text
  • Subscript text
  • Set color of selected text

History

If there is any background to this defect, such as previous occurences, document them here (you might copy the 'Description' from the last version or iteration of this defect report, for example). It is recommended that you include a date stamp and user initials in the entry.

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

Add

Click on this button to submit the details and create the defect report on the selected element.

This message is displayed:

     Defect <name> was successfully added to <element name>.

Either:

  • Work through the fields again, defining another new defect report on this element, or
  • Click on the browser's back button to return to the 'Properties' view of the element, which will be refreshed to show the new record in the 'Defects' panel

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