Show all valid phase transitions on the defect form, rather than clicking the arrow

Show all valid phase transitions on the defect form, rather than clicking the arrow

Rather than having to click the arrow and selecting another option for the defect phase transition, can you please put both options on the form itself. For example, if a defect is in Pending Retest then the defect form shows a transition to Closed. If the defect needs to be Reopened, the user must click the small arrow and then Reopened appears. I am proposing that both Closed and Reopened appear, without having to click an arrow. It is too hidden and we have many defects mistakenly moving to an incorrect phase. This will be a much easier interface for all Octane users.

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Out of each phase, there is one Primary outgoing transition, which is the default option.

I see your point that in cases the next phase is not the primary one, users may choose the primary by mistake.

On the other hand, there are cases where there are quite a lot of secondary transitions, and displaying all of them would make that UI part quite loaded.

To avoid wrong selection of phase, you may consider making some field required, e.g., when moving to "Fixed"  that the user has to fill.

We are also considering to add a warning message upon submitting - By using it, you would be able to inform the users that they are about to close the defect and to confirm this action.

Anyway, we will keep it for votes.


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