Field configuration

You can change timeline standard behaviour by changing configuration. This functionality allows users to change some timeline parameters. Changing these parameters has a direct impact on the presentation of the tasks on the timeline.



Search filter

If you have defined filters you can use them in timeline as a datasource. In the Search filter field, enter the name of filter you want to use as a data provider for the timeline. Then select the Reload button. Data displayed on timeline will change according to the filter.

Group by


Configuration (changed v.1.4.0)

If you want to change the way timeline presents the task, you can do it using the configuration fields marked in the figure below (v.1.4.0).




Start date field

This field allows you to change the presentation of the beginning of the task. The field allows you to select the following values:

  • Created

  • Original Estimate

  • Remaining Estimate

For example, if you select a value Created and you press Reload button then all tasks on the timeline will be presented in such a way that the start date of each task will be the same as Created.


If you change Start date field to Original Estimate and you press Reload button then all tasks on the timeline will be presented in such a way that the start date of each task will be calculated based on Original Estimated value (only DEMO-8 has original estimate).

End date field

This field allows you to change the presentation of the end of the task. The field allows you to select the following values:

  • Due Date

  • Resolved

  • Original Estimate


The values in this field, which you can select depend on the value that you selected in Start date field (v.1.4.0). Below is example for Start date field - Created.



Example for Original Estimate.


You can (v.1.4.0)

This checkbox show you which operation you can perform on timeline for Start date field and End date field configuration. You can select:

  • Drag start - you can change start date on timeline.

  • Drag end - you can change end date on timeline.


By default you cannot do any operation on timeline. The default settings protect against accidental changes to the timeline. If you select Drag start you can change start date of task.
If you select Drag end you can change end date of task. These options affect both on timeline (drag operations) and changelog (change start or end date).
Notice that after changing this option you must perform Reload operations.




Start date field

End date field

You can

Created

Due date

Drag end

Created

Resolved

NONE

Created

Original Estimate

NONE

Original Estimate

Due date

Drag end

Remaining Estimate

Due date

Drag start, Drag end

Custom field

Custom field

All operations


Start date field

End date field

Information

Created

Due date

You can plan due date for issue

Created

Resolved

Time between creation and resolving issue will be presented

Created

Original estimate

Estimation of end of task will be presented, based on original estimated

Original Estimate

Due date

You will see a report showing the latest moment when you should start issue

Remaining Estimate

Due date

You will see a report showing the latest moment when you should start issue with estimate.



Snapping (changed v.1.5.0)

Timeline always uses the last accurate snapping. By default, the timeline does snap to the Days. The user can change this behavior in the plugin configuration (JIRA Administration→.Add-ons→Craftware Timeline→Configuration→Snap to). You can set the Snap to to values Days, Hours, Minutes.

Snap field values are dependent on the type of the Start date field and the End date field and operation You can. If one of them is data type (without time) and you check operation which have affected on them you can only set Snap to to DaysFor example, if End date field is set as Due Date (date type without time)  and operation is Drag end then Snap to is only for Days

The same rule applies in the Changelog. If one of fields is only date then you can not change time (in calendar you do not have this posibility). Notice when you check both operation for example Drag start and Drag end and when one of fields is date format then you can only snap to Days


When field is date and time type then you can additionaly set Snap to  to Hours and Minutes.


Types

User can select the following field types as Start date field and End date field (changed v.1.4.0).

Type

Snapping

Editable

Σ Original Estimate

Days

YES

Σ Remaining Estimate

Days

YES

Resolved

Minutes

--

Created

Minutes

--

Due Date

Minutes

YES

Date Custom Field

Days

YES

Date Time Custom Field

Minutes

YES

Timeline Start & Timeline End embedded Fields

When you install plugin or upgrade it to 1.7.0 version or later, Plugin will generate two embedded fields:

  • Timeline Start field, which shows you the start date of issue
  • Timeline End field, which  shows you the end date of issue

These field provide you dates from issue, but when Timeline Start field is null Timeline show it as now and when Timeline End field is null Timleine show it as next day.

 You can't modify context of these fields as administrator and these field can be removed only after plugin uninstallation.