The Attributes tile in the Administration section of the menu enables you to create new attributes and modify the properties of existing ones.
There are six different types of attributes with some different properties:
- Enumeration attribute
- Numeric attribute
- Text attribute
- Date Attribute
- Date interval
- Responsibility attribute.
Attributes list UI reference
- Reset View to default selection (all attributes)
- Quick search
- Create new Attribute
- Delete Attribute
Managing attributes in List view
Create new Attribute
After clicking on "Create Element" button (3) a dropdown with attribute types will appear.
After selecting type for a new attribute, you are redirected to a single attribute view for further editing.
Attribute can be deleted by clicking a "Delete" icon (4), confirmation dialog will be opened.
Single Attribute view
On the single attribute view all information about attribute and its properties is shown.
Managing Attribute in Single Attribute view
Create new Attribute
- Name input for a new attribute (the only mandatory field to create except of Date intervals)
- Back to List button (triggers a creation of attribute as well as clicking iteraplan logo at the top of a page)
- Cancel attribute creation, user is redirected back to list view
Create new Date interval
When creating new Date interval, there are four mandatory fields needed to be filled:
- Name of the Date interval
- Start date attribute
- End date attribute
- Color of the Date interval
- Start and End date attribute field are presented as dropdowns of already existing Date attributes.
Note: Start and End date attributes must be different, in other way users won't able to create such Date interval. (The same applies for edditing existing Date interval).
Every property of an attribute can be edited except of Type of the attribute.
Editors can be opened on clicking the "Pencil" icon when hovering on the field which needs to be changed.
After proprer editing, data is saved after clicking on Confirmation icon.
Managing Attribute Literals
Literals can be modified only for Enumeration and Responsibility attributes.
Enumeration attribute literals
Every property of the literal is editited by simply clicking the pencil icon when hovering on needed field.
Additionally new literal can be created and placed at the end of litelars list afted confirmin the creating.
Literals position can be changed by clicking a literal row, dragging it and dropping in the needed place. New position of a literal is highlighted with grey line:
Indexes of literals will automatically update.
Deleting a literal is done by clicking the Delete icon in the action column of the literals list.
Responsibility attribute literals
Literals of the responsibility attributes are users of the Iteraplan application. And their managing is different from Enumeration attributes literals.
Color is the only editable field for the literals. When adding new literal to the responsibility attribute, a dropdown of possible users will appear.
Additionally a literal can be removed from attribute by clicking the Delete icon in the Actions column.
User editing is done in a seperate page, please go to Users page for further information.
Ranges for Numeric attributes
For better visual clarity in Diagram Reports with Numeric Attributes, the values are grouped into ranges. If you select "Range uniform distributed" when editing the Attribute, iteraplan automatically calculates the ranges such that the values are distributed uniformly between them. This is also the default. Otherwise, you can define the ranges manually.
- Selection for uniform distribution.
- The different ranges are shown here. They can also be edited.
- Adding a new bound. This bound is added at the appropriate position.
Ranges are defined as follows: The first range contains all numbers smaller or equal to the lower bound. The last defined range contains all numbers larger than the according number. Other ranges contain all numbers between the bounds and the value of the upper bound.
Before creating a new Date Interval, make sure you have a couple of Date Attributes you can assign to it. Those Dates will represent the logical start and end of the Date Interval.
Date Intervals can be created like other attributes. A Start- and an End-Date Attribute have to be choosen from dropdowns with all Date Attributes. Additionally name and colour are mandatory. Then the date interval can be saved.
Date Intervals can be later used and rendered in a Masterplan Diagram.