|Title||Deleted TeamTrack states appear in Perforce jobspec|
|Assigned user||Gareth Rees|
|Description||If you delete an issue state in TeamTrack, it still appears among the values for the State field in the Perforce jobspec. Similarly for deleted options for a selection field like Priority or Severity.|
|Analysis||This is because fields aren't actually deleted in TeamTrack, just marked as deleted. The configurator doesn't take any notice of this deletion mark.|
I'm not sure if it's safe to ignore these deleted states because TeamTrack cases may still use them. Need some advice from TeamShare here.
It is not safe to omit these deleted states. TeamShare say that old issues may still exist in these deleted states . If we didn't include the deleted states in the Perforce jobspec, then we'd have to refuse to replicate these issues. I think refusal to replicate would be less acceptable than old states appearing in Perforce. GDR 2001-03-25.
GDR 2001-07-17: Why not just tell people to give their deleted states names that indicate the deletion like "xxx do not use (was assigned)". Then these would appear together in the status drop down in P4Win and people could just ignore them?
We could see which ones are actually used, but states can be undeleted.
GDR 2001-11-21: We could have an option 'use_deleted_states' which people could set if they had issues with deleted states. Otherwise, deleted states wouldn't appear.
|Created by||Gareth Rees|
|Created on||2000-12-08 11:54:35|
|Last modified by||Gareth Rees|
|Last modified on||2001-12-10 19:13:32|
|History||2000-12-08 GDR Created.|
2001-03-25 GDR Added analysis. Suspended.
2001-07-17 GDR Added anlysis: this really need to go in support field.
2001-11-21 GDR Another possible solution.
|24115||closed||2001-11-22 12:42:24||Gareth Rees||New configuration parameter use_deleted_selections allows you to stop deleted TeamTrack states and selections appearing in the Perforce jobspec (and so in menus in P4Win).|