Set Up Attributes

You can add global attributes, global attributes templates, and transform/replace/merge project attributes into global attributes in the Attributes tab.
Global attributes are just like project attributes but can be applied throughout the whole system. So you can create a global attribute once and use it in any project.
In the Global section are displayed all global attributes available in the system.

To add a global attribute, press the Add button, and then just like with adding project attributes, specify its name, type, and enable/disable the Required attribute option.

There are edit, delete buttons, and the number of projects, where the global attribute is used, displayed on the attribute card. If you click on the Usages label, a list of projects where the attribute is used will show up. By clicking on the name of a project from the list will open a tests library of this project in a new tab.

By clicking on the Change presentation view round button at the left of the Global section, attributes cards will turn into list items and vice versa.

There is a way to filter by attributes types and by projects where attributes are added. Also, there is an attributes search by their names so it's easy to find the right attribute among hundreds of others.
By marking a checkbox of one or several global attributes there is an option to create a template from the selected attributes.

In the Project section are displayed project attributes from all the projects in the system.

Just like with global attributes, you can view in which project a project attribute is used. Also, there is an attribute's status showing up - enabled/disabled. If the project was archived, the project's attributes will be displayed with a value Usages 0. Project attributes can be edited in the Custom attributes tab of the project only. A project attribute can be turned into a global one in two clicks. When transforming a project attribute to a global attribute there are options for renaming it and enabling/disabling the Required attribute option.

Once checkboxes next to a few project attributes are marked, options for merging and replacing them with a global attribute will show up. The attributes of the same type can be selected only. To replace the selected attributes with a global attribute, you'd need to choose the attribute you want to replace them with from the list of all global attributes with the same type.
In case of replacing attributes of the Options type, you'd be prompted to map the values of selected project attributes with the values of a global attribute that they will be replaced with or you can choose not to map some attributes' values and in this case, such values will be lost.
After replacing the selected project attributes with a global attribute, this attribute will be added to all the projects where the selected attributes have been used. Initial project attributes will be deleted.
When merging several project attributes into a new global attribute, there are options for specifying the new attribute's name and enable/disable the Required attribute option.
In the case of merging attributes of the Options type, there is a way to add new values, edit the existing ones, rearrange them, and choose the default value. Once the project attributes are merged, they'll turn into a global attribute.

To ease the work with the same sets of attributes, you can create attributes templates.
In the Templates section are displayed sets of global attributes which can be used in any project. So it's possible to add to a project and delete from a project several attributes at a time which is getting the project settings up to speed.

Just like with global attributes, you can edit, delete attributes templates, and view in which projects they're used.

To create a template, click Add, specify its name, select global attributes from the list at the left, and press Save. To delete an attribute from the template, just click on the attribute's name once again or click on the trashcan icon at the right in the attribute's card which was added to the template.
Also, when adding attributes to the template, there is a search for attributes by their names available.

Global Attribute of Multiple Options

Use global attributes of multiple options to filter work items. This type of attribute is created by an administrator and is available in all the projects in the system. This enables you to assign an attribute with one or multiple values to a work item and filter work items by combinations of values or absence of values.

Add a Global Attribute to a Project

  1. Create a new attribute of multiple options. For example, you want to filter your work items by development teams, and you have created an attribute Team that contains three values: Frontend, Backend, and Devops.
  2. Open project settings.
  3. Click the Tests tab.
  4. Click + in the bottom right corner of the window to open the list of available attributes.
  5. Click the attributes in the list to add them to the Tests tab.

Assign an Attribute to a Work Item

After creation, you can assign global attributes to work items in your system. This brocess is similar for all types of work items. This guide describes asigning an attribute to a test case as an example.

  1. Open a test case.
  2. In the editing pane, find the newly added attribute, for example, the Team attribute.
  3. Add a value or a combination of values.
  4. Click Save.

Filter Work Items by an Attribute

  1. Open a project and select Tests in the main toolbar.
  2. Open the column view settings. A drop-down list opens.
  3. Select the newly added attribute. TestGear displays a column with this attribute in the Tests view.
  4. Click the filter icon in the attribute column to select the attribute values you want to filter your work items by.
    • If you select one value, the system displays all work items containing this value.
    • If you select a combination of values, the system displays only work items that contain both of the values.
    • If you select No Value, the system displays work items containing no values of the attribute.\