CA Agile Central On-Premises 2013.3 Release Notes

These release notes provide pertinent information regarding the additions for the CA Agile Central On-Premises Release 2013.3, hardware and software requirements, compatibility, defect fixes, and known issues for the CA Agile Central Enterprise and Unlimited Editions. All features, changes, and defect fixes were periodically released to CA Agile Central On-Demand from October 22, 2013 to January 2, 2014:

Please refer to the CA Agile Central Installation Guide for CA Agile Central On-Premises Release 2013.3 for setup and configuration information.

Note: If you do not have internet access, the url to access online help for On-Premises is https://<ip-address>/help/user - where <ip-address> is the address of your On-Premises CA Agile Central installation location.

Build details for 2013.3

  • Build: master-12157
  • Full Version ID for Provisioning: 2013.3 (2013.3-12157)
  • Control Panel Version: 2013.3
  • WSAPI: 2.0

Features in Release 2013.3

Unlimited Edition features:

CA Agile Central Unlimited Edition includes everything in CA Agile Central Enterprise Edition, plus:

  • Portfolio management (CA Agile Central Portfolio Manager)
  • Authentication and security management (CA Agile Central Advanced Security and Administration)
  • Idea management (CA Agile Central Idea Manager)
  • Quality management (CA Agile Central Quality Manager)
  • Time tracking (CA Agile Central Time Tracker)
  • Enterprise integrations with HP Quality Center, IBM ClearQuest, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, and Salesforce.com (CA Agile Central Support Manager)
  • Development sandbox for testing apps and integrations on a copy of your production data

CA Agile Central Quality Manager: Rank test cases in a folder on the Test Plan page

Drag-and-drop ranking

You can now rank test cases on the Test Plan page in an executable order by using drag-and-drop. To change the order of a test case in a folder, select the test case and drag it to the correct placement.

Rank test cases in folder

Manual ranking

If your workspace is set to use manual ranking, you can change the order or priority of a test case on the Test Plan page by double-clicking on the case and entering a rank value.

Manual rank on test plan page

Enterprise Edition features:

Blocked Reason field

Use the Blocked Reason field to record why a work item was marked blocked. When editing via a full editor window, the Blocked Reason field is directly below the Blocked checkbox.

Blocked Reason

You will be prompted to enter a Blocked Reason when you mark a card as blocked on a board style app, such as the Iteration Tracking app.

You may begin typing in the field after clicking the block icon. When you unblock a card, the Blocked Reason field will automatically clear itself.

Blocked Reason on backlog and grid-style apps

CA Agile Central has enhanced the Blocked Reason field to include backlog and grid-style apps, such as the custom grid. You will be prompted to enter a Blocked Reason when you click the block icon. You must have the Blocked column selected as a field to display in order to mark a work item as blocked on the backlog or grid. Click the blocked icon to clear the block and blocked reason.

Changes to the SOAP, REST, & JSON Web Services API

Web Services API deprecation policy

In order to support developer toolkits, custom apps, and queries more effectively, we are introducing a formal deprecation policy to the Web Services API. With the new policy, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to support older versions of the WSAPI for one year after a new version is released.

Versions 1.0 through 1.37 of the WSAPI will enter this one year deprecation period on October 1st, 2012. These versions will no longer be supported after October 1st, 2013. Additionally, the following versions will no longer be supported by the date indicated in parentheses: 1.38 (November 6, 2014); 1.39 (December 5, 2014); 1.40 (March 15, 2014); 1.41 (April 17, 2014); 1.42 (May 8, 2014); 1.43 (June 20, 2014).

The current version of the WSAPI, 2.0, is fully supported. Its one year deprecation period will begin on the date that the next version is released.

Click the Web Services API link from the main Help page to view your Web Services documentation.

Click the API Versioning link under Topics in the left navigation of the Web Services API documentation for details about version changes.

App SDK 2.0rc2

An updated preview of the new App SDK environment is included with the 2013.3 release. We have added more functions, buttons, kits, and examples to help you get started building your own custom apps.

You can view the preview documentation here.

Hardware and software requirements

Hardware

The On-Premises image requires 150GB of storage for virtual disk space. Please ensure this is available prior to installation.

Monitor:

  • Minimum 1024 X 768 X 256-color video resolution, 1280 x 1024 recommended

VMware® vSphere server (recommended) or VMware® ESX server

CA Agile Central VMware Appliance Configuration:

  • Minimum 6GB of allocated memory. CA Agile Central Software recommends 8 to 12 GB of RAM for improved performance for subscriptions that may serve a higher volume of requests.
  • 2 CPUs
  • 150 GB Disk

Supported web browsers

We at CA Agile Central are committed to making our software easily accessible. You can access CA Agile Central wherever you have a connection to your On-Premises server via a PC, Linux, or Macintosh computer.

Nevertheless, it is not possible or practical for us to support every operating system and browser combination that is available. To take advantage of the newest CA Agile Central features, we recommend that you use one of the following fully supported browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer*

We support the two latest versions of each of these browsers. We do not recommend using development, test, or beta versions of these web browsers. Versions that are not publicly released may not work properly with the CA Agile Central application. In particular, we strongly suggest using Chrome.

Regardless of the browser you choose, you must enable cookies and JavaScript.

* Internet Explorer We support Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. CA Agile Central no longer supports Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7.

Other

PDF Reader:

  • Minimum Adobe Reader 5.0 Microsoft Windows platforms (not Linux)
  • Adobe Reader 7.0 recommended

Defects resolved in Release 2013.3

  • DE16329 - Task import through CA Agile Central does not persist roll-ups of Estimate and To Do fields on a user story
  • DE17442 - Incorrect user story count on portfolio item preventing Feature completion
  • DE17845 - Chooser does not allow access to next page, searching or filtering when using Internet Explorer 8
  • DE18010 - Move to Position row action not updating on Backlog page
  • DE18420 - Some users unable to update collections of test cases on test sets through Web Services API
  • DE18747 - Unable to resize Description field on detail pages
  • DE18796 - Print and Export as CSV on the Users tab delivers headers without data in the export file
  • DE19159 - Unable to save new releases and iterations when Time Tracker is not enabled for the workspace

Known issues in Release 2013.3

Call Trace information in VMWare bootup console does not require action

In the VMWare Bootup Console, Call Trace information is listed but does not require any action. This is a benign stack trace system information message.

Menu incorrectly displaying under Setup tabs

Hovering over a Setup tab is displaying functionality that looks like it should contain menu items. However, this is a bug and will be fixed with the next release of On-Premises. There are no menu options available for Setup tabs.

SQL error when restoring data sets does not require action

A bug that displayed a SQL error when restoring data sets has been fixed in the On-Premises 2013.3 release. The error appears on https://ONPREM_HOST/controlpanel/actionfiles/restorebackup.php when the user successfully executes a restore process. The error is related to database index query optimization and is safe to ignore as a background task runs weekly to re-create the index optimizations to fix this issue. However, since the bug existed in 2013.1 and previous releases and is related to data restoration, the SQL error will still display when restoring data from a 2013.1 release or earlier to a 2013.2 or later release.

ORA-39083: Object type INDEX_STATISTICS failed to create with error: ORA-01403: no data found ORA-01403: no data found Failing sql is: DECLARE I_N VARCHAR2(60); I_O VARCHAR2(60); NV VARCHAR2(1); c DBMS_METADATA.T_VAR_COLL; df varchar2(21) := 'YYYY-MM-DD:HH24:MI:SS'; stmt varchar2(300) := ' INSERT INTO "SYS"."IMPDP_STATS" (type,version,flags,c1,c2,c3,c5,n1,n2,n3,n4,n5,n6,n7,n8,n9,n10,n11,n12,d1,cl1) VALUES (''I'',6,:1,:2,:3,:4,:5,:6,:7,:8,:9,:10,:11,:12,:13,NULL,:14,:15,NULL,:16,:17)';BEGIN DELET

Restore error for older backups does not require action

When performing a restore from an older backup prior to adding the UUID database column, an error message is logged to the restore log when the On-Premises license key checker is run. The error message goes away during the restore process when migrations are run. The migration will insert the required UUID database column values.

Not all work items may be recovered from the Recycle Bin

Only user stories, portfolio items, defects, test cases, and tasks are recoverable from the Recycle Bin.

Dragging test sets into the backlog on the Plan page

Dragging a test set from an iteration into the backlog on the Plan page will appear to make the test set disappear. The test set is still in CA Agile Central, but it has become unscheduled. To view the test set, go to the Iteration Status page and choose an iteration drop-down value of Unscheduled.

Popup blockers and CA Agile Central

Be aware that some of CA Agile Central’s content is displayed using popup windows. Popup blockers may inhibit this functionality. To correct this, configure your popup blockers to allow CA Agile Central popups.

User story list view displays incorrect summaries when parent stories are shown

Users who have both parent and child stories visible in the List (flat) view on the User Stories page will see summaries at the top of the list that combine parent and child estimates. We are considering fixing this by only showing child stories in this view, and would appreciate your feedback.

Iteration Defect Status printed report shows incorrect totals

The default settings for “Print Report” on Iteration Defect Status work correctly. However, if you deselect “show nested items” the report will indicate that all stories have “no defects”, even if some do. To work around this, make sure you keep “show nested items” checked when printing this report.

Custom Timesheet Reports will display "No Entry" where a custom field should be if CA Agile Central artifact is deleted

If you run a Custom Timesheet Report that includes deleted data, the output will include "No Entry" instead of a custom field name for any deleted work items.

Pasting formatted text from MS Word may result in error

Copy-pasting rich-format text into a work item editor from Microsoft Word may result in formatting or system errors. To work around this issue, compose directly in the CA Agile Central work item editors, or convert your entry to plain text before pasting.

Salesforce.com Integration: Create defect function does not instantly respond

The create defect function found in Salesforce does not immediately provide feedback from the associated CA Agile Central subscription. This may result in the inadvertent creation of multiple defects. Click the button only once to avoid this issue.

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