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Release Fields

Release Fields

The table below lists the fields of the Release form and provides utilization guidelines for each field.

Field Label Utilization Guideline
ID

The ID field contains the release identifier. This unique identifier is automatically generated by the application when the release is saved for the first time.

Subject

The Subject field is used to enter a short description of the objective of the release.

Manager

The Manager field is used to select the person who is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the release.

Impact

The Impact field shows the maximum impact level that is selected in the tasks of the workflows that are related to the release. This indicates the maximum extent to which a service instance will be impacted by the implementation of the release.

Note that a service instance is degraded when some of its non-core functionality is not working, or when the response time of the service instance is slow. A service instance is also degraded when some or all of its redundancy is no longer available (e.g. when a server of a server cluster is down) even though the use of the service instance is not affected. A service instance is down, or unavailable, when any part of its core functionality is not working.

Completion target

The Completion target field shows the target date and time of the last task of the workflows that are related to the release.

Status

The Status field is automatically set based on the status of the release’s workflows.

The options are:

  • Registered – Work has not yet started on the release’s workflows.
  • Risk & Impact – The risk & impact analysis is being conducted for one or more of the release’s workflows and none of the other open workflows of the release have reached this status yet.
  • Approval – The implementation plan has been prepared and needs to be approved for one or more of the release’s workflows and none of the other open workflows of the release have reached this status yet.
  • Implementation – One or more of the release’s workflows is currently being implemented and none of the other open workflows of the release have reached this status yet.
  • Progress Halted – The progress of one or more of the release’s workflows has been halted.
  • Completed – All of the release’s workflows have been completed.
Completion reason

The Completion reason field is automatically set based on the completion reason of the release’s workflows.

Completed at

The Completed at field is automatically set to the date and time at which the release is set to the status “Completed”.

Workflows
Workflows

The Workflows table field lists the workflows that have been related to the release.

Notes
Notes

The Notes field lists all notes that have been added to the release. For each note, this field shows the name of the person who submitted it and when this was done.

Note

The Note field is used to provide a high-level description of the result that should be accomplished by the implementation of the release’s workflows. It is also used to add any information that could prove useful for anyone affected by the release.

This field allows basic text formatting.

Attachments

The Attach file… link is used to attach a file to a note. Multiple attachments can be added to a note.

Time Entries
Time entries

The Time entries table field lists all Time entries of your account that are related to the tasks of the release’s workflows.