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Plutora Feature Release Notes Early March 2020

Features Included in the Early March 2020 Release

Version Number
2.3.0

Regional Release Schedule

Type Schedule*
User Acceptance Testing March 6, 2020
Asia-Pacific Release March 16, 2020
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT
Europe Release March 17, 2020
11:00 pm – 2:00 am GMT
Americas Release March 17, 2020
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm PST

*Subject to change.

Please note: During the release window there will be an outage around attachments. Existing attachments will be visible but will not be previewable or downloadable.

Functionality Enhancements

Seventeen new external API requests for Releases and Initiative Management.

User Story 1: “As a Release Manager, I want to use the API to link URLs as attachments to my Plutora entities, so they are automatically updated via an integration layer.”

User Story 2: “As a Release Manager, I want to use the API to retrieve and update my Release Activities and Criteria custom fields, so they are automatically updated via an integration layer.”

User Story 3: “As a Release Manager, I want to use the API to manage my IM Form Instances status, workflow status, and parent and child connections, so they are automatically updated via an integration layer.”

External API Enhancements

  • Now, the users of Plutora’s API can:
    • Manage URL attachments for all entities where {type} is the selected entity:
      • POST /attachments/saveUrl/{type}/{id}
        • Add a link as an attachment.
    • Manage Release Activities and Criteria for Enterprise, Project, and Independent Releases:
      • Activities Custom Fields:
        • GET /releases/{id}/activities/{activityId}/additionalInformation
          • Retrieve a Release Activity’s Custom Fields.
        • PUT /releases/{id}/activities/{activityId}/additionalInformation
          • Update a Release Activity’s Custom Fields.
      • Criteria Custom Fields:
        • GET /releases/{id}/criterias/{criteriaId}/additionalInformation
          • Retrieve a Criterion’s Custom Fields.
        • PUT /releases/{id}/criterias/{criteriaId}/additionalInformation
          • Update a Criterion’s Custom Fields.
    • Manage Initiative Management:
      • Parent and child Form Instances:
        • GET /formInstance/GetDirectParentAndChildrenFormInstances/{id}
          • Retrieve the parents and children of a Form Instance.
        • GET /formInstance/GetFormInstanceActiveCoreParents/{id}
          • Define the core parent in the Form Instance’s hierarchy.
        • PUT /formInstance/SetFormInstanceParentID
          • Define the Form Instance’s parent by putting the Form Instance’s ID into ID and the parent’s into parentFormInstanceID.
          • Define the Form Instance’s child by putting the Form Instance’s ID into parentFormInstanceID and the child’s into ID.
        • DELETE /formInstance/RemoveParentFormInstance
          • Remove the connection between Form Instances.
          • Removes only the connection, not the Form Instances.
      • Workflows and Statuses:
        • GET /formInstance/GetFormInstanceWorkflowContainer/{id}
          • Retrieve the Form Instance’s status and workflow configuration.
        • PUT /formInstance/UpdateStatus
          • Update a Form Instance’s status. Use when workflows are not enabled.
        • PUT /formInstance/UpdateWorkflowStatus
          • Update a Form Instance’s status. Use when workflows are enabled.
      • Form Instance attachments (with {type} being IMFormInstance):
        • GET /attachments/download/{type}/{id}
          • Download an attachment from a Form Instance using the attachment’s ID.
        • GET /attachments/{type}/{id}
          • Retrieve the list of attachments for a Form Instance.
        • POST /attachments/Upload/{type}/{id}
          • Add an attachment to a Form Instance.
        • DELETE /attachments/Delete/{type}/{entityId}/{id}
          • Delete an attachment from a Form Instance.
        • GET /attachments/getAttachmentCountForItem/{type}/{id}
          • Retrieve the number of attachments for a Form Instance.
        • POST /attachments/saveUrl/{type}/{id}
          • Add a link as an attachment to a Form Instance.
Initiative Management Form Instance data is now available in Plutora Analytics.

“As a Release Manager, I want my Initiative Management Form Instance data to be in Plutora Analytics, so I can produce reports.”

Initiative Management Custom Fields

  • Now, your Initiative Management Form Instance data is available in Plutora Analytics:
      • Located under: Reporting > Analytics > Explore > Initiative Management Custom Fields. 
      • Each Initiative Management Form has its own data source containing the Form Instance data.
      • The Field types included in the data are: Checkbox, Checkbox Group, Date Field, Number, Radio Group, Select, Text Field, and Text Area.

 

An enhancement for Deployment Plans.

“As a Deployment Manager, I want a Deployment Plan Activity Group Checkbox, so I can select all of an Activity Group’s Activities at the same time.”

Deployment Plan Activity Group Checkbox

Update Deployment Plan Activities in Execution Mode.

“As a Release Manager, I want to modify Master and child Deployment Plan Activities in Execution Mode, so I can make corrections when required.”

Execution Mode User Permissions

  • Now, users can add, edit, and delete the Deployment Plan Activities of Master or child Deployment Plans if they have the following new user permissions:
    • Add/Edit/Delete Activities to Master Deployment Plan in Execution Mode.
    • Add/Edit/Delete Activities to Deployment Plan in Execution Mode.

Resolved Support Issues

Plutora

  • 0000: [User Management] The user permission Access Bulk Import has been renamed Bulk Import Deployment Plan Activities, has been moved under Deployment Manager, and now functions as it should.

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Updated on March 23, 2020

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