Working With Views and Feeds

Work Center presents information to you through views. Most views use feeds to aggregate data into a similar format.

Different types of views are available to you: System views are provided to help you quickly access information you need: For details, refer to Managing System Views.

Select a view from the side menu to work with views of that type. For example, click Activities to manage and run activity views. Activities are shown for this example, but the options apply to all view types.


  1. Search for a view by name or description in the selected application context (or globally in the All context).
  2. Use the Create button to create a view, based on the content type you are viewing.
  3. Filter the list by shared Access level (owner, collaborator, viewer, etc.), Author, Application, or Status.
  4. Click the edit icon to modify the view. Depending on your view access level, you may be able to change the shared view. You can also add feeds and widgets to your personal version of a view.
  5. Click the copy icon to create a new view based on an existing view. For more details on copying views, refer to Copying and Saving Views.
  6. Click the delete icon to delete views that you created or that you own.
  7. Click the star to mark the view as a favorite and add it to the side menu. You can also add views others have shared with you to your side menu. For details, refer to Customizing Your Menus.
  8. The lock icon indicates that they view is a system view, which cannot be deleted.

Click a view in the list to run it. System and shared views are indicated by the orange icon (image). For details, refer to Sharing Views.

About Feeds

Feeds provide a way to aggregate data into various types of views.

Each feed type applies to a specific view type. Available feed types are:

  • Work Item

    Available for activity views and Kanban boards. Work Item feeds can return items from all applications or from a single application. For details, refer to Creating Work Item Feeds for Activity Views.

  • Calendar

    Available for calendar views. Calendar feeds can return items from a single application or auxiliary table. For details, refer to Creating Calendar Feeds.

  • Calendar External Data

    Available for calendar views. Calendar external data feeds can return external items from a third-party. For details, refer to Calendar External Data Feeds.

  • Backlog

    Available for backlog views. Backlog feeds can return items from a single application. For details, refer to Creating Backlog Feeds

  • External

    Available for Kanban boards. External feeds can return items from applications outside of SBM. For details, refer to Creating Kanban Feeds.

Feeds can have one of these application contexts:

  • Global

    Global feeds can be defined from your user profile or from All.

  • Application Groups

    Can be created from a view when an application group is selected.

  • Single Application

    Can be created from any location.

Feeds have three access levels:

  • Private

    Visible only to the user who created the feed.

  • Public

    Visible to other users.

  • System

    Visible to all users. Cannot be modified.

When viewing a list of feeds, you can click the preview icon (image) to view the feed data as a non-editable listing report. Note that the icon does not appear on feeds that are used in system views.