Accessing Change Requests, Defects, Tasks, and Test Cases


Your Polarion work items can be interacted with directly within the integrated Task List. First, create a query for the Polarion work items you wish to view in your Task List. Click the New drop down in the Task List toolbar and select New Query. Select the Polarion Repository you wish to query and press Next.

You can create a query using a form or with a lucene search string.

To create a query with a form, select "Create query using form" and press the Next button. You will see this dialog:

Fill the criteria the match the Polarion work items you wish to view in your task list under this query. You can later repeat this process to add any number of queries in order to track all the Polarion work items that are important to you.

You can create more advanced queries with a lucene search string. If you are unfamiliar with lucene search strings, probably the easiest thing to do is to go to your Polarion repository's Web interface and build a query with the Advanced Query Builder. You will see a lucene query string with the query which you just made. Copy that string.

Now go back to Tasktop Dev, to the query dialog, and select the radio button for "Create query using lucene search string" and press the Next button. Enter a name for the query, and paste the lucene search string into the box labelled "Query:".


Once the query has time to synchronize with Polarion, a number of tasks should appear in your Task List.

Blue arrows appear in the Task List next to work items with new (unread) information. Double click to view the new information in a rich editor. Note that changed attributes are highlighted in blue. Make changes to your Polarion work items within this rich editor:

Once you've made the desired changes, press the Submit button (located bottom left in the editor and top right in the editor toolbar). The changes will be submitted to Polarion and a blue arrow will appear in your team members' Task Lists indicating that a new change has been made.