Introduction To Release Calendar

The Release Calendar page 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. 

Release Calendar Feb 2017

To manage Release Calendar:

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

    • 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.
      Release Calendar today button red arrow
      Or:
    • Click the month and year to open the shortcut menu.
      Click the month release calendar red rectangle 2
    • 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.
    Release Calendar view buttons red rectangle
    Users can now filter by TECR Type in Year view.
  4. Click the Releases or Environment toggle switch 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.

    Release Calendar with filters closed red arrows 1

    • When filtered, the following items can appear in the calendar as colorful boxes:
      Release Calendar colorful boxes
    • The filters available are:
      • Day, Week, and Month View:
        • Releases.
        • Blockout Periods.
        • 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.
    Release Calendar Release filters

    1. Select a Release Details radio button to view:
      1. Contents: View Changes associated with Releases.
      2. Systems: View Systems associated with Releases.
      3. Events: View Events associated with Releases.
    2. Select a View By radio button to change the label in the boxes to:
      1. Release ID.
        Release Calendar Release ID
      2. Release Name.
        Release Calendar 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.
    2. Filter by Change Request Status or Change Request Type:
      1. Click the + buttons to open the menus.
      2. Click the menu items to toggle:
        1. TECR:
        2. TEBR:
      3. A blue eye Blue Eyeappears when the menu items are visible.
        Change Request Status Release Calendar
        TECR 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.
        TEBR Types now have the Select All (All Types) and Other (previously deleted Types or no Type) viewing options for day, week, and month views. 
  7. View the Release Calendar full screen by clicking the View Full Screen button.Release Calendar View Full Screen button red rectangle arrow
  8. Click more… to:
    Release Calendar more...red rectangle

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

      • 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.
    Release Calendar tooltip Feb 2017

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 buttonGrid column filter button to open the quick access menu, which lists private and public queries.
QB drop down

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 Funnel-shapped Filter 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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