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Indicator Columns

An element specification can have any of a number of resources associated with it. You can obtain a quick indication that resources exist for the element by displaying the corresponding column (selected from the 'Field Chooser' dialog) on the Specification Manager; if the resource exists, an icon displays in the column against that element. When an indicator is displayed, you can double-click on the icon to immediately access the record or the first in a set of records for the element, in the corresponding window. You can use these windows to edit, delete or (where appropriate) add to the records against the element.

The Package you are reviewing might also contain elements of a number of different types, so it is helpful to be able to see at a glance what the type is of the element you are reviewing. In the 'Specification - Specify > Display' ribbon panel, select the 'Element Icon' checkbox to display an icon representing the element type, to the left of each element name.

Columns

Column Header

Indicator

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Relationship

Relationships

Indicates that...: The selected element has at least one relationship to another element, which is shown in the Traceability window.

The Traceability Window

Resource

Resources

Indicates that: There is at least one resource assigned to a task on the element, in the Resource Allocation window.

Resource Allocation

Risk

Risks

Indicates that...: There is at least one Risk item defined for the element, in the Risk window.

Risk Management

Maintenance

Maintenance

Indicates that...: There is at least one Maintenance item defined for the element, in the Maintenance window.

Working on Maintenance Items

Test

Test

Indicates that...: There is at least one Test item defined for the element, in the Testing window.

Working On Test Records

File

File

Indicates that...: The selected element has at least one associated file, defined on the 'Files' page of the element Properties window.

Associated Files

Discussion

Discussion

Indicates that...: There is a discussion thread or review of this element, in the Collaborate window.

Formal Review Elements Element Discussions

Document

Document

Indicates that...: There is a Linked Document for this element.

Linked Documents

All Indicators

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Indicates that...: Any or all of the listed items exist for the element, as indicated by the corresponding icon.

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