View Build Status

CA Agile Central's connectors to your build and SCM (Source Code Management) systems enable you to connect your work items in CA Agile Central to your build and SCM work items. This connection allows you to identify changesets associated with stories and defects, and also provides analytics data that you can use to gain insights about your build health, file churn, and code quality.

View build status includes:

Enable Build and SCM traceability

The Build and SCM traceability feature is enabled or disabled for the workspace by the workspace or subscription administrator.

  1. Click Setup mode.
  2. Click the Workspaces & Projects tab.
  3. Click the name of the workspace you want to administer.
  4. Click Actions and select Edit.
  5. On the General tab, select the option for Enable Build and Changeset.
  6. Click Save & Close.

Preview of where to enable build and changeset feature

Build status

Warning: The build status indicator is being deprecated from CA Agile Central by summer of 2016. All other build definition functionality in CA Agile Central will not be impacted by this deprecation.

You can continue to:

  • Use integrations, such as Jenkins, Hudson, TeamCity, to populate build information.
  • Use the Build apps in the app catalog for build dashboards and custom pages.
  • See builds associated with changesets on the ChangeSets tab for artifacts.
  • Use custom apps that interact with build data.
  • Use all historical build information populated in CA Agile Central.

To get visibility into build information without the status indicator, you can:

The build status indicator shows you the most recent status of all the build definitions associated with the project you specified in your project scope settings:

  • Build Failure: At least one build has failed in your project scope.
  • Build Success: All builds in your project scope have succeeded.
  • Build Unknown: An indeterminate result has been associated with a build in your project scope.
  • Build Incomplete: At least one build in your project scope is incomplete.
  • No Status Shown: There are no builds associated with projects in your scope.

The build status indicator is located at the upper-right of the page, below the search form:

Picture of location of build status indicator

Work item traceability to build and changeset data

The work item detail page shows you which changesets are associated with a particular user story or defect.

Click the links in the Changeset sidebar to view the information in your SCM system.

Display reports on your dashboard

Create reports that show details related to your builds, changesets, and repositories using custom grid panels in your dashboard. There are five objects that relate to Build and SCM traceability:

  • Build
  • Build Definition
  • Change
  • Changeset
  • SCM Repository

For each panel, choose an object and select fields to display. Use a combination of these panels to present the information you want to track.

You may choose between Global Project and Specific Project scoping options. The Global Project setting follows the scoping you set using your Workspace and Project picker at the top-left of the page. You may set specific project scoping for a dashboard panel by choosing the Specific Project setting and indicating the desired project:


The following charts help you identify possible issues around build and source code management:

Scope settings

Your scope settings that default to the Workspace and Project picker settings help CA Agile Central filter the data you see in pages, charts, and reports. Analytics for build and SCM data sometimes require a departure from your project scoping so that charts provide you with meaningful information:

  • Builds are identified by looking both up and down your project hierarchy regardless of your project scope setting. In the the Top Files by Changes Chart, files are scoped to all builds associated with the workspace.
  • Builds that do not fall within an iteration are grouped with the last iteration that occurs before the build date.
  • Build status reports the condition of builds associated only with the project in scope. It does not honor the up-down scope settings for the project hierarchy.


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