App Deprecation

What does app deprecation mean? It means that CA Agile Central is removing the app from the app catalog in order to make room for new apps and to reduce clutter. Our goal is to always provide the most valuable apps to our customers, and that means occasionally removing existing apps, especially ones that are negatively impacting performance.

The deprecated apps will no longer appear in the app catalog. Additionally, the help descriptions for these apps will be removed. Instances of these apps on custom pages and dashboards will also be removed as part of the deprecation.

Deprecated Apps

The list of deprecated apps will be posted here, along with recommendations for alternatives.

App Deprecation Date Recommended Alternatives
Active Defects Chart * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom Chart (from the Community App Catalog), or add the Custom Chart source (from GitHub) to a Custom HTML app.
Blocking History * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List with a WSAPI query (gear menu icon, Settings) to search for blocked tasks.
Build Dashboard * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List, plus the Build Health app.
Build Traceability * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List, Work Views, or the Iteration Status page.
Completed Stories and Defects per Iteration * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List or Work Views.
Defects by Closer * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List or Work Views.
Defects By Package * July 24, 2018 Use a Custom List with the Package column, or use the Work Views page.
Enhanced Burndown Chart * September 17, 2018 Use a Program Increment Scope Change Chart (from the Community App Catalog).
Enhanced Velocity Chart * September 17, 2018 Use the Velocity Chart app.
Epic Progress * September 17, 2018 Use Portfolio Items instead of epic stories.
Iteration Traceability * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List app.
Last Result by Test Set * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List with a WSAPI query (gear menu icon, Settings).
Open Stories, Defects, and Tasks * September 17, 2018 Use Work Views or a set of Custom List apps.
Personal Burndown Chart * September 17, 2018 None. Tracking personal burndown is not recommended.
Productivity Chart * September 17, 2018 None. Tracking productivity in this manner is not recommended.
Project Status * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom Chart (from the Community App Catalog), or add the Custom Chart source (from GitHub) to a Custom HTML app.
Recently Changed * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List, or use the Work Views page with the Last Updated date filter.
Release Traceability * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List.
Stories by Creator * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List, or use the Work Views page.
Story Board * September 17, 2018 Use the Team Board, or use the Kanban Board app.
Story Deep Copy * September 17, 2018 Use Work Item Templates.
Test Case Estimation * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List or Work Views.
Test Case Pass/Fail History * September 17, 2018 Use a Custom List or Work Views.
User Lookup * September 17, 2018 Use the Users administration page.
Utilization Chart * September 17, 2018 None. Monitoring utilization in this manner is not recommended.
Weekly Actuals Report * September 17, 2018 Use the CA Agile Central Time Tracker module.

* These apps are reliant on the deprecated WSAPI ADHOC endpoint (/slm/webservice/1.x/adhoc.js). This endpoint has been deprecated for several years and retiring it will improve performance for all CA Agile Central users. If you are using any built-in or custom apps that are using the adhoc endpoint, we strongly recommend moving to other apps or pages that do not use it, which includes all of the recommended apps or pages provided in the table above.

Create a Custom HTML App

When an app has been deprecated, you can generally still find the source code for the app in GitHub. With that source, you can create a Custom HTML app.

Important!: Proceed at your own risk!

  1. On a custom page or dashboard, select the gear icon at the top right of the page and select Add App.
  2. Find or search for Custom HTML, and add that app to your page.
  3. Go to the GitHub link for the app you’d like to add, then find the source (usually in a deploy directory, named App.html). Copy it into the HTML section of the Custom HTML app settings and Save.

Feedback

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