Configuring Views and Dialog Boxes

Serena Release Control is designed so that most unique user interface needs can be met by configuring the underlying SBM entities. Reports and auxiliary table items populate much of the interface and the workflow transitions determine the action buttons used to progress the release items through their lifecycles. Flexible widgets also provide a way to quickly change UI information.

What Can You Change?

You can change the views and dialog boxes as follows:



CAUTION!  You must change the report name by saving in place and retaining the report ID. Otherwise, the view that uses that report will no longer be displayed without additional changes to the underlying shell UI Javascript.

What is the Impact?

Possible impacts for changing dialog boxes are as follows:

How Do You Change It?

To change information displayed in a selection field:

  1. From the Serena Release Control standard SBM user interface navigation pane, click the Search link, and then click Manage Data.

  2. Update the table for the selection field with the entries you need.

To change information displayed in a table:

  1. From the Serena Release Control standard SBM user interface, view and change the report that populates the table information you want to change.

    The default implementation of Serena Release Control reports provided for views and dialog boxes are listed in the following table.



    Release Train

    train Assigned To Current User

    Application Release

    application Assigned To Current User

    Release Package

    package Assigned To Current User

    Release packages list by owner

    Deployment Task

    task Assigned To Current User

    Deployment Process Template

    Template Assigned To Current User


    Environments owned by Current user

    Table formatting is controlled by a grid widget. The table is populated by an SBM report.

  2. Verify that the updated report information shows properly in the associated UI.

  3. To show or hide columns of information returned from the report, click the down-arrow beside the last column heading and then select or deselect column names in the list.

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