Creating a new View



  1. From the View menu, select New View.
  2. The Make View Dialog box will appear. Your cursor will appear the View Name field.
    The name of your query will be displayed in the Title bar. Save it by:
    Choose Yes in Save View? dialog box. It will appear at the end of the View Menu. You can access your view by highlighting it from the menu.
    Check [ ] Make this the start up view. If you would like to view your selected options each time PR-Tracker is started.

How to use Make View Dialog

Make View Dialog box consists of the following items:

  1. View Name text box: contains the name of your view
  2. Fields in problem list listbox: indicate these fields will be displayed in the problem list
  3. Fields not in problem list listbox: indicate these fields won't be displayed in the problem list
  4. 3 Sort Field combo boxes: allows you to sort problem reports in problem list according to these fields order (ascending or descending)
    1. Selecting fields to display as column headers in problem list

      1. Type a name for the view
      2. Select one field such as Modification Date in Fields not in problem list listbox
      3. Click << button
      4. The selected field Modification Date is now moved to Fields in problem list listbox
      5. Choose OK.
      6. Click here to see the result

      Note: By default, the fields in Fields in problem list listbox are Number, Status, Priority,Title, and Assigned To
    2. Sorting problem reports according to available fields

    3. Using one Field

      By default, PR-Tracker sorts problem reports based on its number. For instance, if you want to sort problem reports displayed in this view according to its Status (descending), perform the following steps:

      1. After you have selected the fields to display in the problem list, select Status in Sort Field 1 combo box list.
      2. Check Descending radio option.
      3. Choose OK.
      Using more than one Field

      For instance, if you want to sort problem reports displayed in this view according to its Status (ascending), Priority (descending), and Number (descending), perform the following steps:

      1. After you have selected the fields to display in the problem list, select Status in Sort Field 1 combo box list.
      2. Check Ascending radio option.
      3. Select Priority in Sort Field 2 combo box list
      4. Check Descending radio option.
      5. Select Number in Sort Field 3 combo box list
      6. Check Descending radio option.
      7. Choose OK.
      Note: PR-Tracker arranges problem reports based on its status first; when any problem report has the same status, PR-Tracker will use the second sort field in this case Priority to sort them; when any problem report has the same status and the same priority level, PR-Tracker will use the third sort field to arrange them accordingly.


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