Adding a New Lifecycle


Follow this procedure when you want to create a new lifecycle to be used by one or more types of item, request, or baseline. The created lifecycle will subsequently be available for use in all products within the base database.

You can ether create a new lifecycle from scratch, or you can base it on an existing lifecycle. When you copy an existing lifecycle, its states and transitions are copied to the new lifecycle.

PRIVILEGES  Manage Lifecycles

To create a new lifecycle:

  1. From the Lifecycles main window, do one of the following

    If you want to...


    create a new lifecycle from scratch

    from the Lifecycles main window, click the New: new_lifecycle_button00002.gif button.

    copy an existing lifecycle

    from the Lifecycles main window, select the lifecycle you want to copy and click the Copy:

    copy_lifecycle_button00003.gif button.


  2. The New Lifecycle dialog box or Copy Lifecycle dialog box appears.

  3. Enter the name of the lifecycle in the Name field, and optionally a description in the Description field.

  4. Click OK to add the lifecycle.

To define further details for the lifecycle, such as states, transitions, and attribute rules, see About Editing Lifecycles.

Related Topics

New/Copy Lifecycle Dialog Box

About Lifecycle Management

About Editing Lifecycles