Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Add, Delete and Modify Issues

You can maintain project issue records using either the:

  • 'Issue Detail' dialog from the 'Issues' tab of the Project Status view, or
  • 'Project Issues' dialog

These two dialogs have very similar fields.

Access Project | Status > Issues   or

Package | Documentation | Issues

Maintain Project Issues



See also


If creating a new issue:

  • On the 'Issues' tab of the 'Project Status' view, double-click in a blank area to display the 'Issue Detail' dialog, click on the New button


  • On the 'Project Issues' dialog, click on the New button

If editing an existing item:

  • On the 'Issues' tab of the 'Project Status' view, double-click on an item to display the 'Issue Detail' dialog


  • On the 'Project Issues' dialog, click on the item within the 'Project Issues & Discussion' list

The Project Status View


Enter or update these issue details, selecting a value from the field's drop-down list where appropriate:

  • The issue name
  • Automatic naming - if you have set up automatic naming conventions, click on the Auto button to insert the predefined element name and counter text; if you already have some text in the 'Name' field, it is over-written by the automatic naming text
  • The issue priority
  • The date the issue was raised
  • The issue status
  • The issue owner
  • A description of the issue
  • The name of the person who resolved the issue
  • The date on which the issue was resolved (select the check box to activate the date)
  • Any comments on the resolution

Set Auto Naming and Auto Counters


Click on the Apply button or Save button.


If the issue is closed (and all the 'Resolution' fields are completed), click on the Close Issue button.


To create another entry click on the New button or, to close, click on the OK button or (on the 'Project Issues' dialog) the Close button.


To delete an issue:

  • On the 'Issues' tab, right-click on the entry and select the 'Delete' option, then click on the Yes button on the confirmation prompt


  • On the 'Project Issues' dialog, click on the item in the 'Project Issues & Discussion' list, ensure that the 'Resolution' fields are complete, then click on the Delete button


  • You cannot delete a Closed issue through the 'Project Issues' dialog
  • You can filter the list of issues by status, to include or exclude:
         -  On the 'Issues' tab, all issues or just Open, Closed or Under Review issues, using the 'Set Term Filter' context menu option
         -  On the 'Project Issues' dialog, closed issues, using the 'Show Closed Issues' checkbox