Tracking by Product

Product-oriented task tracking assigns unique task identifiers to products (groups of objects). This approach is suitable for small teams which have little crossover between products. In product-oriented tracking, all developers share the same task identifier when working on a particular product. Task IDs can be used to migrate the complete set of product changes.

Product-oriented task tracking requires less administration than Full Task-Oriented Tracking.

To use Task Tracking by Product you must follow the steps as described in Set Special Task ID.

For example, Task IDs such as *T00000A and *T00000B could be created for Product A and Product B, respectively. These special Task IDs will allow multiple developers to be authorized to the task. This approach assumes that there are no shared objects between Product A and Product B during the time that development work is being performed with these two tasks.

Using this scenario you should use the Keep Locks option when checking objects in to the IBM i Master repository from a Visual LANSA Slave. This will ensure that any new or modified objects will remain locked to the Task ID after they are checked into the LANSA for i Master LANSA System and will be subject to status-based unlocking. (Refer to Unlock Objects in Task Tracking.)

If you use check-in unlocking, the object will be set to read-only on the workstation so that it is less likely that a developer can overwrite changes. They must check-out the object again before they can update it. However, if the object lock is released at check-in, it can now be used by a different task. You must be sure that the object is locked again so that it is included with the group of objects as part of the product.

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Combined Approaches

Share Task IDs