Filtering products, libraries, releases, and versions

You can filter out products, libraries, releases, and versions based on a specific set of criteria.

The following table lists the criteria that you can use to hide products, libraries, releases, and versions in the DRM dialogs:
Table 1. Filtering criteria
Criteria Description Applies to
Type Specifies whether the exclusion filters apply to products and/or libraries
  • Products/Libraries
Status Excludes all the products, libraries, releases, or versions that have the status specified. For example, you can use this criteria to hide all the products and libraries with the status Authoring:done.
  • Products/Libraries
  • Releases
  • Versions
Label Excludes all the products, releases, or versions that have the label specified.
  • Products/Libraries
  • Releases
  • Versions
Line name Excludes all the products tagged with a specific line name. For example, if the XYZ product line has been discontinued, you can hide all the products/libraries that belong to this product line.
  • Products
Empty When applied to products/libraries, excludes the products/libraries that have no releases or that have no versions.

When applied to Releases, excludes the releases that have no versions.

  • Products/Libraries
  • Releases
To use these exclusion filters, you configure them in the Exclusion Filter Setting window and then apply them in the dialogs.
Note: The exclusion filters are cumulative. For example, if you select Status Filter="Authoring:open" and Empty Filter="Empty Release" in the Release Filters, all the releases with the "Authoring:open" status will be excluded and all the empty releases will also be excluded.

To configure exclusion filters:

  1. In the IXIASOFT Dynamic Release Management view, click the Filter Settings button (Filter Settings button).
    The Exclusion Filter Setting window is displayed. It lists the filters that can be applied to products/libraries, releases, and versions. For example:
    Exclusion filter settings
    If there is no value available for a criteria, the criteria is not displayed. For example, in the dialog box above, the Label Filter is not displayed because no labels are applied to the products/libraries.
  2. Click the tab for the filters you want to set.
  3. Expand the filter that you want to set to see the available values.
  4. Select the value to exclude.
    For example, to exclude all the products and libraries that do not have releases and versions defined for them, select the filters as follows:
    Exclude empty products
  5. Click OK.
    You can now use these exclusion filters by clicking the Apply global exclusion filter settings option in the DRM dialogs.