Add Or Edit Blockouts

Users can add or edit Blockout Periods on the Blockout Periods page.

Add or Edit a Blockout Period

To add or edit a Blockout Period:

  1. Add:
    1. By + New:
      1. Go to + New > Other > Blockout.
    2. By Blockout Periods:
      1. Go to Release > Blockouts.
      2. Click  New Blockout.
  2. Edit:
    1. Go to Release > Blockouts.
    2. Click a Blockout Name to open a Blockout.
  3. Type the Blockout Period Name. For example, New Year’s Day.
  4. Type the Description.
  5. Select a Portfolio Association. If the Blockout Period is company-wide, select the highest level:
    • Blockout Periods are displayed on the Release Schedule for any Release linked to the same Portfolio Association or child node of that Portfolio Association.
  6. Select a Blockout Type:
    • Blockout Types are customized using Blockout Type Customization.
    • If the Blockout Type selected has the Category Environment Booking, the Environment Groups and Environments fields will appear.
    • Selected Environments and Environment Groups cannot be booked during the duration of the Blockout.
    • Environment Booking Blockout Types also appear in the Environment Schedule under the Environment or Environment Group views when the Booking Blockout Period checkbox is selected in Quick Filter.
  7. Click the number next to the paperclip paperclip to manage attachments, such as Microsoft Word files or images:
    1. Manage URLs:
      1. Add a URL:
        1. Click + New.
        2. Click Add URL.
        3. Type a valid URL in the URL Link field.
        4. Click Save & Close.
      2. View a URL:
        1. Click the view button.
        2. Click the X in the top right corner to close the attachment.
      3. Delete a URL:
        1. Click the delete button.
    2. Manage files:
      1. Add a file:
        1. Click + New.
        2. Click Add file.
        3. Click to select an attachment.
        4. Click Open.
      2. View a file attachment:
        1. Click the view button.
        2. Click the X in the top right corner to close the attachment.
      3. Download a file attachment:
        1. Click the download button.

          Your attachment should start downloading immediately.
          Save the file to your hard drive if prompted.
      4. Delete a file attachment:
        1. Click the delete button.
  8. Select a Start Date and time.
  9. Select an End Date and time.
  10. To view the Blockout Period on the  Release Schedule click to select the Show On Scheduler checkbox.
    This checkbox is grayed out for Blockouts with the Category Environment Booking as they automatically appear on the Environment Schedule.
  11. Type a hex color into Blockout Type Color.
  12. Click Save & Close.


View Audit History

Click the clock-shaped button  to view the Audit History of the record. To see more information about Audit History, click here.


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Updated on September 28, 2021

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