Introduction To Release Calendar

The Release Calendar allows users to view and filter their Releases, Blockout Periods, Release Events, TEBRs, and TECRs by date.

 If a filter does not work as expected, check all the active filters. 

To manage Release Calendar:

  1. Go to Releases > Release Calendar.
  2. Click to select a date in the calendar in the left-hand column:

    • Click the forward Calendar forward button and back Calendar back button buttons at the top of the calendar to scroll through months.
      Or:
    • Click Today to see a day view of the current day.

      Or:
    • Click the month and year to open the shortcut menu.
    • Click to select a month or year:
      Release Calendar shortcut menu

      • Click the forward Calendar forward button and back Calendar back button buttons to select a year if necessary.
    • Click OK.
  3. Click Day, Week, Month, and Year to change the calendar view.

    Users can now filter by TECR Type in Year view.
  4. Click the Releases or Environment toggle switches in the left-hand column under the calendar to start filtering items into your calendar.
    Administrators can use Title Names Customization to customize the name of the Environment module where it appears throughout Plutora.

    • When filtered, the following can appear in the calendar as colorful boxes:

      • Releases.
      • Blockout Periods.
      • System Deployments.
      • TECRs.
      • TEBRs.
    • The filters available are:
      • Day, Week, and Month View:
        • Releases.
        • Blockout Periods.
        • System Deployments.
        • TECRs.
        • TEBRs.
      • Year View:
        • Release Types.
        • Blockout Types.
        • TECR Types.
  5. Filter Releases by clicking the Releases toggle switch until it is blue and On.

    1. Select a Release Details radio button to view:
      1. Contents: View Change IDs for Project or Independent Releases, or child Release IDs for Enterprise Releases.
      2. Systems: View System Names associated with Releases.
      3. Events: View Event Names associated with Releases. A Release box will appear in the calendar if this radio button is not selected but the Event Name will not show.
    2. Select a View By radio button to change the label in the boxes to:
      1. Release ID.
      2. Release Name.
    3. Filter by Release Types, Release Statuses, System Deployments, and Blockout Period Types:
      1. Click the + buttons to open the menus.
      2. Click the menu items to toggle Release Types, Release StatusesSystem Deployments, and Blockout Period Types in the Release Calendar.
        • A blue eyeBlue Eyeappears when they are visible.
          Release Types Release Calendar
          Blockout Period Types and Release Types now have the Select All (All Types) and Other (previously deleted Types or no Type) viewing options for day, month, and year views. 
    4. Filter by System Deployments:
      1. Click the radio buttons to select:
        1. Show Date Range: Show a box each day from the first to the last date.
        2. Show End Date only: Show the final day only.
  6. Filter TECRs and TEBRs by clicking the Environments toggle switch until it is blue and On.
    Release Calendar Environments filter TECR and TECR eyes

    1. Toggle TECRs and TEBRs in the Release Calendar by clicking TECR or TEBR.
      • A blue eye Blue Eye and the relevant menus appear when they are visible.
      • TECRs with an Outage now have a black or white triangular icon.
    2. Filter by Change Request StatusBooking Request Status,  Change Request Type, or Booking Request Type:
      1. Click the + buttons to open the menus.
      2. Click the menu items to toggle Change Request StatusesBooking Request Statuses,  Change Request Types, or Booking Request Types in the Release Calendar.
        • A blue eye Blue Eyeappears when they are visible.
          Change Request Status Release Calendar
          TECR Types and TEBR Types now have the Select All (All Types) and Other (previously deleted Types or no Type) viewing options for day, week, month, and year views.
  7. View the Release Calendar full screen by clicking the View Full Screen button.
  8. Click more… to:
    Release Calendar more...red rectangle

    • Open a pop up with the full list of events on that day.

      • Click the blue X Blue x in the top-right corner to close the pop up.
  9. Hover your mouse cursor over a box to see the yellow tooltip pop up with more information.

Query Builder allows users to create and save their own private searches and use public searches. (Users must have the Create/Delete Release Public Query Builder user permission to create, edit or delete public queries.)

Click the right side Query Builder  button  to open the quick access menu, which lists private and public queries.

Query Builder allows users to create and save their own private searches and use public searches.

To use Query Builder, click the filter-shaped button  on Release Calendar and click here for how to use Query Builder.

TECR Tab in Query Builder:

Now contains the TECR Query Builder fields from the Environment Requests page:

  • Title.
  • Release Name.
  • Release ID.
  • Type.
  • Status.
  • Start Date.
  • TECR End Date (renamed from “Due Date”).
  • Requestor.
  • Raised Date.
  • Outage: Yes/No.
  • Outage Start Time.
  • Outage End Time.
  • Environment Name.
  • Environment Group Name.
  • Description.

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