Requirements Custom Fields Customization

Users fill in Requirements Custom Fields when adding or editing Requirements.

Location of Requirements Custom Fields in Plutora Test

To locate Requirements Custom Fields:

  1. Click Requirements.
    Requirements
  2. Locate Requirements Custom Fields:
    1. When adding a new Requirement:
      1. Click + New Requirement.
        The Add a new requirement pop up opens. Requirements Custom Fields are on the right side of the pop up, under the Project/Release drop-down menu.

        Or:
    2. When editing a Requirement:
      1. Click a blue-linked ID or Requirement Name.
        The Edit Requirement pop up opens. Requirements Custom Fields are on the right side of the pop up, under the Project/Release drop-down menu.

 

Add or Edit a Requirements Custom Field

To add a Requirements Custom Field:

  1. Click Settings.
    Settings
  2. Select a Project from the Select a Project… drop-down menu in the top-left corner.
    If you do not select a Project, the Requirements Custom Field will apply to all Projects.


  3. Click Requirements in the left-hand menu.
  4. Click Custom Fields.
  5. Add a Requirements Custom field: Click + New Custom Field.
    Or:
    Edit a Requirements Custom Field: Click the blue-linked Field Name.
  6. Type the Name. (Mandatory field.)
    Adding a Requirements Custom Field
    Custom Fields with double quotes ” or square brackets [] in the Value cannot be added to Plutora Analytics workbooks
  7. Click to select the Show in Requirement View checkbox.
    The Show in Requirement View checkbox hides or unhides the Requirement Category’s visibility in the drop-down menu when adding or editing Requirements.
  8. Click to select an icon to represent the field from the Icon drop-down menu.
    Icon drop-down menu

    1. Click the blue arrows to scroll through the icons.
      Left blue arrow Right blue arrow
  9. Click to select a field Type:
    1. String: A single line of text. For example, a name.
      1. Required checkbox: Click to select if you would like the field to be mandatory.
      2. Default Value: Type the text that will autofill the field.
      3. Value if blank: Type the text that will be saved if the field is blank. This field will be grayed out if the Required checkbox is selected.
    2. Multiline String:
      Multiline String fields are text fields that expand to fit their contents.

      1. Required checkbox: Click to select if you would like the field to be mandatory.
      2. Default Value: Type the text that will autofill the field.
      3. Value if blank: Type the text that will be saved if the field is blank. This field will be grayed out if the Required checkbox is selected.
    3. Drop down: A drop-down menu.
      1. Required checkbox: Click to select if you would like the field to be mandatory.
      2. Default Value: Mark a value as the Default. This step is not mandatory.
        1. After creating two or more items (see Add an item below) click to select one of them from the Default Value drop-down menu.
          • This value will appear in the menu before any value is selected.
      3. Values:
        1. Add an item to the drop-down menu:
          1. Click the blue cross.
            Blue cross
          2. Type a Name.
          3. Type a Description.
          4. Click Save.
          5. Repeat to add more items to the drop-down menu.
        2. Edit an item:
          1. Click the blue pencil.
            Blue Pencil
          2. Type a Name.
          3. Type a Description.
          4. Click Save.
        3. Sorting drop-down menu fields changes their order in the menu:
          • Sort the fields by dragging them by the sort handle Actions button three dots (three dots).
            Drop down fields sort red rectangle
        4. Delete an item:
          1. Click the blue X.
            Blue cross
    4. Cascading look up: Selecting from a cascading look up opens another menu with further selections.
      1. Create and save a drop-down menu with all the submenu items. (Go to step b. above.)
        1. While creating the drop-down menu:
          • Required checkbox: Click to select if you would like the submenu to be mandatory and always visible.
          • If Required is unchecked, the submenu will only appear when users select from the main cascading look up.
          • Default Value: Mark a value as the Default so that it appears in the drop-down menu before anything is selected. This step is not mandatory.
      2. Required checkbox: Click to select if you would like the cascading look up to be mandatory.
      3. Default Value: Mark a value in the cascading look up as the Default. This step is not mandatory.
        1. After creating two or more items (see Add an item below) click to select one of them from the Default Value drop-down menu.
          • This value will appear in the menu before any value is selected.
      4. Select a child selector: Click to select the submenu items drop-down menu you created in step i. Do not click Cascading Selector Mapping until you have created Values (see below) or you will have nothing to map.
      5. Values:
        1. Add an item to the cascading look up field:
          1. Click the blue cross.
            Blue cross
          2. Type a Name.
          3. Type a Description.
          4. Click Save.
          5. Repeat I-IV to add more items to the drop-down menu.
        2. Edit an item:
          1. Click the blue pencil.
            Blue Pencil
          2. Type a Name.
          3. Type a Description.
          4. Click Save.
        3. Sorting drop-down menu fields changes their order in the menu:
          • Sort the fields by dragging them by the sort handle Actions button three dots (three dots).
            Drop down fields sort red rectangle
        4. Delete an item:
          1. Click the blue X.
            Blue cross
      6. Cascading Selector Mapping: Associate submenu items with the cascading look up items:
        1. Click Cascading Selector Mapping.
          Cascading Selector Mapping
        2. Click a parent value in the gray left-hand column.
        3. Click to select the submenu items checkboxes (in the white right-hand column). These items will appear in the submenu when the parent value is selected.
        4. Repeat for all the values in the left-hand column.
        5. Click Save & Close.
        6. Click Save.
    5. DateTime: The date only.
      1. Click Required if you want the field to show when adding or editing Requirements.
      2. Select a Default Value if you want a date to appear in the field before any date is selected.
      3. Select a Value if blank to be saved if no date is entered.
        Value if blank is grayed out if the Required checkbox is selected.
    6. Multi-Select: Select two or more items.
      1. Click Required if you want the field to show when adding or editing Requirements.
      2. Default Value: Mark a value as the Default. This step is not mandatory.
        1. After creating two or more items (see Add an item below) click to select one of them from the Default Value drop-down menu.
        2. This value will be selected in the menu before any other value is selected.
      3. Values:
        1. Add an item to the drop-down menu:
          1. Click the blue cross.
            Blue cross
          2. Type a Name.
          3. Type a Description.
          4. Click Save.
          5. Repeat to add more items to the multi-select menu.
        2. Edit an item:
          1. Click the blue pencil.
            Blue Pencil
          2. Type a Name.
          3. Type a Description.
          4. Click Save.
        3. Sorting multi-select menu fields changes their order in the menu:
          • Sort the fields by dragging them by the sort handle Actions button three dots (three dots).
        4. Delete an item:
          1. Click the blue X.
            Blue cross
  10. Click Save.

 

Sort Requirements Custom Fields

Sorting Requirements Custom Fields changes the order in which they appear in the Requirements page.

To sort Requirements Custom Fields:

  1. Click Settings.
    Settings
  2. Select a Project from the Select a Project… drop-down menu in the top-left corner.
    If you do not select a Project, the Requirements Custom Field will apply to all Projects.


  3. Click Requirements in the left-hand menu.
  4. Click Custom Fields.
  5. Sort the fields by dragging them by the sort handle Actions button three dots (three dots) in the left-hand column.

 

Hide or Unhide a Requirements Custom Field

Hiding a Requirements Custom Field means it will not appear below the Projects drop-down menu when adding or editing a Requirement but it will not be deleted and can be restored.

You can hide a Requirements Custom Field in two ways:

To hide a Requirements Custom Field while adding or editing it (see above):

  1. Click to unselect the Show in Requirement View checkbox.

Or:

  1. To hide a Requirements Custom Field on the Requirements Custom Field page:
    1. Click Settings.
      Settings
    2. Locate the Requirements Custom Field:
      • If the Requirements Custom Field is associated with all Releases, go to step c.
      • If the Requirements Custom Field is associated with a Release, select that Release from the drop-down menu in the top-left corner.
    3. Click Requirements in the left-hand menu.
    4. Click Custom Fields.
    5. Locate the Custom Field’s blue checkbox under the visibility column (which has an eye in the header):

      1. Hide: Click to unselect the blue checkbox.
      2. Unhide: Click to select the blue checkbox.
    6. Click Yes to confirm.
      Field confirmation

 

Delete a Requirements Custom Field

If you would like to use the Requirements Custom Field again, hide it (see above) instead of deleting it. Deleting cannot be undone.

To delete a Requirements Custom Field:

  1. Click Settings.
    Settings
  2. Locate the Requirements Custom Field:
    • If the Requirements Custom Field is associated with all Releases, go to step 3.
    • If the Requirements Custom Field is associated with a Release, select that Release from the drop-down menu in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Requirements in the left-hand menu.
  4. Click Custom Fields.
  5. Click the red cross next to the Requirements Custom Field.
    Red Cross

 

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