Roll Up Attribute (Jazz plugin)
“Roll up Attribute” is a custom plugin extension developed for use with IBM Rational Team Concert to automatically roll up (hierarchically add) a numeric attribute value from child work items to its parent work item, when specified conditions are met. The plugin is designed to work as a ‘Follow-up action’ operation participant for work item save operation. Once deployed and configured, the properties and the rules given in the Process Configuration Source xml file govern the runtime behavior of this plugin. These properties and rules specify the work item types, attribute that needs to be read for roll up, attribute to store the rolled up value, and the attribute that will store link changes. The operational behavior is that every time the “read-attribute” value changes in a work item, the “update-attribute” in the parent work item is recalculated based on the value of the read-attribute in all of its children as of its most current state. If the parent work item itself has its own parent, then value is propagated upwards in a hierarchical manner. A sample scenario would be, “Roll up Story Point value (read-attribute) from all user Stories (work item type) and store it in “cumulative complexity” attribute (update-attribute) of the parent Epic (work item type) such that the epic always shows the cumulative complexity”.
Product installation steps:
Five steps to install:
1. Stop Application Server
2. Add plugin configuration (*.ini) file into “provision_profiles” folder
3. Add a folder, which contains plugin executable files to the Application Server “sites” folder
4. Start Application Server
5. Update Operation Behaviour section of the Process Configuration tab in the RTC Client by adding “Update on State Change” follow-up action.
More detailed installation guide is provided with plugin download file.
Jazz Plugins Menu
- E-signature User ID and Password
- Version ID Update
- Work Item Counters
- Work Item Automation
- Roll up Attribute
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