Associate a task with other items

When a task is related to other CollabNet TeamForge items such as documents, tracker artifacts, file releases, integrated application objects, or news items, you can connect the document to the other item by creating an association.

Creating associations between items helps you define relationships, track dependencies, and enforce workflow rules. Some example uses for task associations include:
  • Associating tasks with a master document describing the project, such as a project plan.
  • Associating a task with the deliverables it requires, such as a requirements document, completed code, or a file release.
  • Associating a task with a related object in the integrated application.
  • Associating a task with items on which it is dependent, such as closed tracker artifacts.
  1. Click Tasks in the project navigation bar.
  2. On the Task Summary page, find the task folder containing the task to which you want to add an association, and click the task name.
  3. On the Task Details page, click the Associations tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. In the Add Association Wizard window, select the items with which you want to associate the artifact:
    • Enter Item ID - If you know the item's ID, you can enter it directly.
      Note: To associate an object in an integrated application from within CollabNet TeamForge, use the [<prefix_objectid>] format. Successful associations appear hyperlinked.
      Tip: Each integrated application displays its prefix on moving the mouse over the application name in the tool bar.
    • Add From Recently Viewed - Select one of the last ten items you looked at during this session.
    • Add From Recently Edited - Select one of the last ten items you changed.
  6. Click Next.
  7. In the Add Association comments window, describe the reason for the association.
  8. Save your work.
    • Click Finish and Add Another to add additional associations.
    • Click Finish to return to the Details page.
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