ALM Octane Defect Duplication - include relationships

Idea ID 2821784

ALM Octane Defect Duplication - include relationships

As an ALM Octane user, I want defects I duplicate to be related to the original defect, so that I can trace back to Originating investigation & work.

When a Defect is closed and needs to be reopened, our process calls that a new Defect be created as a duplicate. When Creating a duplicate from a closed Defect currently the original defect is in the comments and attachments are copied across.

We would also like to see a traces relationship to the originating defect.
Also a replication of the relationships that existed on the originating defect.

Eg: Defect 1002 is now closed, it was related to MR1020 (detected in), RD1005 & MT2005 (retest of fix)

The issues has returned in the latest release.
Defect 1002 is duplicated into Defect 4006.

Defect 4006 get the following as part of the creation process:

  • The attachments from D1002 are attached to D4006.
  • There is a Traces from relationship to D1002
  • There is a replication of the relationships to MR1020 (detected in), RD1005 & MT2005 (retest of fix)
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Status changed to: Under Consideration

Hi @Alex_J 

Thanks for your suggestion, we will add to our backlog that when duplicating a defect we will have an option to select whether to create a relationship to the original defect or not, as in some cases it will not be needed.  (There is no ETA yet)




Commander Commander

Thanks for the update Adi,

I like the idea that it's an option, flexibility for the win 😉

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