CA Agile Central On-Premises 2014.2 Release Notes

These release notes provide pertinent information regarding the additions for the CA Agile Central On-Premises Release 2014.2, 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 April 5, 2014 to July 16, 2014:

Please refer to the CA Agile Central Installation Guide for CA Agile Central On-Premises Release 2014.2 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 2014.2

  • Build: master-14375
  • Analytics build: master.12410
  • SOLR build: master-3170
  • Control Panel Version: 2014.2
  • WSAPI: 2.0

Features in Release 2014.2

Unlimited and Enterprise Edition features:

Click here to learn more about CA Agile Central editions and pricing.

CA Agile Central Portfolio Manager: New Portfolio tab

CA Agile Central has added a Portfolio tab that contains all of the core portfolio/program-level pages, including:


New Tab

You can also add your own custom portfolio pages to this tab.

CA Agile Central Portfolio Manager: Portfolio Kanban now a CA Agile Central core page

In addition to being available as an app, the Portfolio Kanban is now available as a page in CA Agile Central under PortfolioPortfolio Kanban.

Additionally, the Portfolio Kanban has been enhanced to include the following features:

  • Now you can set the Portfolio Item type without having to access the Settings menu. Select the dropdown menu to select the Type.

  • Select Portfolio Item Type

  • Select the fields to display by clicking the Show on Cards icon on the main page or app.

  • Show on Cards

Collapse or expand columns on the Portfolio Kanban board

Select the arrows at the top of a column to collapse or expand. Collapsed columns will not display Exit Policies.

Filter by owner on the Kanban Board

You can now filter cards on the Kanban Board by selecting an owner from the drop-down. Selecting an owner populates the board with cards belonging exclusively to one person. Select Clear Filter to return the cards to their original state.

Note: If the selected owner is the owner of a defect or task associated to a work item, the related card will display on the board. This includes cards owned by other users.

Filter by Owner Kanban Board

Project-Level Shared Custom Pages

Admins now have the ability to create a custom page that is shared with one or more projects. Previously, custom pages could only be private or shared with all users in the workspace.

Use the Share with selected projects field when creating or editing a custom page to share it with one or more projects. Users will see the custom page in their menus when viewing one of the specified projects.

Note:

  • You must be a subscription, workspace, or project admin to share a custom page
  • Subscription and workspace admins may continue to share custom pages with the entire workspace by selecting the Share with all projects check box in the custom page editor window

New Web Services API query for collections

Previously it was not possible to write a query to get all stories with defects or all defects without any tags. CA Agile Central has enhanced Web Services API queries, allowing you to query on a collection whether or not is empty.

Examples:

User stories without defects

(Defects.ObjectID = null)

User stories with defects

(Defects.ObjectID != null)

Defects without tags

(Tags.ObjectID = null)

Defects that have tags

(Tags.ObjectID != null)

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 2014.2 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 9, 10, and 11. CA Agile Central no longer supports Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8.

Other

PDF Reader:

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

Defects resolved in Release 2014.2

  • DE10262 - Export from Quality → Defects appends "points" text to the numeric field
  • DE17180 - Export from Plan → Backlog includes HTML
  • DE17304 - When switching projects in Portfolio Item page, the Type value remains but displayed items do not match
  • DE17676 - The Personal Burndown app and the Productivity Chart continually load when using Internet Explorer 9 or 10
  • DE20421 - Edit Action from Gear Menu in Plan → Backlog Page goes to Details Page instead of raising the editor
  • DE20457 - Portfolio Item State field editor does not display values when Type drop down is changed
  • DE20608 - Password reset emails not being sent
  • DE20966 - Some users unable to edit user stories that were imported with "Sample Color" in the Display Color field
  • DE21100 - Team Member checkbox must be unchecked when updating a user from Team Member to Project Admin when there are no child projects
  • DE21120 - Kanban Board Filter by Owner does not return stories/defects with tasks owned by the selected user
  • DE21197 - Changing Display Name on custom field does not update ElementName in WSAPI type definition
  • DE21250 - Special characters not allowed by the system on for scheduled backups.
  • DE21516 - Custom grids with queries displays error message
  • DE21544 - Kanban board not filtering by Iteration or Release

Known issues in Release 2014.2

LDAP Run Report does not return any data and has incorrect file extension

When clicking LDAP SettingsLDAP User ReportRun Report, the report does not run and produces a file with an incorrect file extension.

Customers with a large amount of data may experience a longer migration time

Some customers with a large amount of data may experience a longer artifact_tag_string migration time when restoring or restarting CA Agile Central. The amount of time the migration runs depends on the data size.

Mac Archive Utility error

When unzipping the 2014.1 On-Premises file, Mac user may encounter the following error message:

To resolve this issue, you can download a free Mac app called the Unarchiver. This app allows you to unzip larger files. You can download the app at the following address: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-unarchiver/id425424353?mt=12.

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.

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 2014.1 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.

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.

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