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 objects. 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. Embedded report widgets also provide a way to 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 reference name. 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.



    Report Reference Name

    Release Train


    Assigned Requests for Change


    Application Release


    Assigned Business Change Requests


    Release Package

    DCR Projects Assigned to a Release Package

    DU Projects Assigned to a Release Package

    ZMF Projects Assigned to a Release Package

    Assigned Development Change Requests


    Assigned Deployment Units


    Assigned Tasks


    Deployment Process Template

    Template Tasks


  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.

Documentation References