Quick Tips


Plutora offers various user-friendly features for you to utilize the product at ease. This article provides an overview of these features.

Query Builder

Query Builder is a pop up that allows you to add, edit, run, and delete custom search parameters including:

  • Private Search Queries: Visible only to the user.
  • Public Search Queries: Visible to other users in the organization.

Access Query Builder by clicking .

To manage Public queries, you must have the correct ‘Create/Delete Public Query’ user permission.

Add a query

  1. To add a query click on the top left corner of the page.
  2. Query Builder pop up will display. Click each field in the Build Up Your Query panel and select from the drop-down menus or select a date. Fields with a padlock cannot be selected. Administrators can make them viewable using the Custom Fields customization for that page.
  1. Click  to add another line to the query and click X to delete a line from the query.
  2. Click .
  3. Select Private or Public from the ‘Parent’ drop-down menu and type a Filter Name.
  4. Click .

Run a Query

To run a Query click  next to the Query Builder icon on the top left corner of the page. Then select a query from the drop down to run.

Edit a Query

  1. To edit a Query, click .
  2. Query Builder pop up will display. Click on the query that you want to edit on Saved Queries panel.
  3. The query fields will display in Edit “…” panel. Update the fields as required.
  1. Click  to add another line to the query and click X to delete a line from the query.
  2. Click .

Clear a Query

When Query Builder is active, the icon changes to  .

To clear a Query Builder query and see unfiltered items, Click   next to the Query Builder button and select Clear Query.

The Query Builder button will turn gray and your records will no longer be filtered.

Delete a query

To delete a query, click  from the top left corner to open Query Builder page. Select a query from the Saved Queries column. Then Click .

Favorite Item

Favorites make records faster to access. You can add a Release, TECR, TEBR, Report, or Release Template as a favorite, then access your Favorite Items by clicking the star icon in the navigation menu bar.

Add Favorite

To add a favourite, open a Release, TECR, TEBR, Report, or a Release Template and click on  in the header of the pop up.


A message ‘Successfully added to favorites’ will display.

Use Favorites

You can use your favorite item by accessing the Favorite Items on the navigation bar. Click  and hover over one of the following menu items:

  • Favorite Releases.
  • Favorite TECRs.
  • Favorite TEBRs.
  • Favorite Templates.

Click to open the favorite item.

Remove Favorites

To remove a favorite, select and open the favorite item by clicking  on the menu navigation bar. Then click on the on the pop up to remove the item from the favorites list:

A notification ‘Successfully removed from favorites’ will display.

Search/Filter by column

You can search and filter records in Plutora by entering a value in the column header. ‘Search by column feature’ is available in most of the grids in Plutora.

If the grid column filter is a:

  • Search field: Type a search term.
  • Drop down menu: Click to select a list item.
  • Combo box: Click to select one or more checkboxes.
  • Date field: Select a date.

Press the Enter key to run the filter. To clear a filter, click on the filter filed.

Drag and Drop Columns

You can drag and drop columns on a grid in Plutora. This feature enables you to reorganize your columns on Plutora.

Sort Column Header

To sort a column, click a column header once to sort in ascending order and twice to sort in descending order.

To sort alphabetically by column header, click on the column header. ↑ or ↓ displays indicating the ascending or descending column sort. Refresh your browser to clear the sort pattern.

Hide/Unhide columns on the grid

Reorganise your grids on Plutora by hiding /unhiding the columns on a grid. You can hide columns on your grid containing information that you do not need to view. This will reduce the total width of the grid, giving more space for the required columns.

To hide/unhide a column, hover over the column until  is visible. Click on it and select Columns from the drop down. It will display all the columns available on the grid.

Uncheck/check the columns to hide/unhide them on the grid.

‘Action’ button

The ‘Action’ button is available on almost all the feature grids in Plutora. It provides you with various options including Export to XLS, Bulk Update, Column Selector, Delete, etc. These options vary from one feature to the other. To access the ‘Action’ button, click on on the top right corner of the page.

+New tab on Navigation Menu

The + New link in the navigation menu allows you to open a new record with only two clicks.

The following record types can be created using + New:

  • Release:
    • Enterprise Release.
    • Project Release.
    • Independent Release.
    • Release From Template.
  • Environment:
    • TECR.
    • TEBR (with or without a Release).
    • Environment.
    • Environment Group.
  • Deployment Plan:
    • Master Deployment Plan.
    • Deployment Plan.
  • PIR:
    • PIR Item.
  • Other:
    • Change.
    • System.
    • Blockout.

Copy URL to Clipboard

You can share a record’s URL in Plutora by ‘Copy URL to Clipboard’ option. If the URL is accessed by a user who is:

  • Not logged into Plutora: Will be redirected to the login page to then view the record.
  • Logged into Plutora: Will be able to view and edit the record.

To copy a URL to the clipboard, click then paste the URL into another application or document to be shared.

Audit History

The Plutora Audit History of a record contains a searchable history of the events and updates associated with that record. To view the Audit History of a record, click the Audit History button  at the top-right corner of pop-ups throughout Plutora.

Clicking displays the ‘History’ dialog. You can search and filter the history:

  • Live Search:  Enter a parameter or value and press the Enter key.
  • Filter: Select one or more of the AllAddedModified, or Deleted checkboxes

Add Attachments

You can attach URLs and/or Files throughout Plutora. To add a new attachment:

  1. Click .
  2. Select Add URL or Add File.
  3. In the case of a URL, the ‘Add URL’ pop-up displays. Enter the URL in the field and click . In the case of a File, select an attachment file and click Open.

The selected URL or file will display in the ‘Attachment’ section.

  • To view an attachment, click next to the attachment.
  • To delete an attachment, click next to the attachment.
  • To download a file attachment, click  next to the attachment.

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