Jama Connect User Guide

Customize the Explorer Tree

The Explorer Tree organizes the sets, components, folders and items in your project hierarchy. You can configure the Explorer Tree settings so that it displays only information that's useful to you.

  1. Select the gear icon at the top of the Explorer Tree to open the Explorer Settings window.

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  2. In the My Settings tab, select the changes you want:

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    • Use my own settings — Overrides the default Explorer Tree settings with your personal settings.

    • Use default settings — Returns the Explorer Tree to the default settings. An organization or project administrator can configure default Explorer Tree settings.

    • Show item IDs — Displays the unique ID (as in PROJ-REQ-25) before each item.

    • Display global ID — Displays the global ID (as in GID-8845) before each item. This can be helpful if the item is copied and synchronized.

    • Show only folders / hide items — Hides items from view in the Explorer Tree. Components, set, and folders are still displayed. This can improve performance when your project has a large number of items.

    • Show outline numbering — Displays a number scheme of order and depth in the Explorer Tree. Root level items have numbers like 1, 2 or 3. Child items contain the parent item number as well as its own number, like  1.1, 1.2  or 1.1.5.

    • Show relationships in Explorer Tree — Displays downstream relationships of items in the Explorer Tree. Select the green downstream arrow to open the related items in List View.

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      Caution

      Be careful not to relate an item back to itself. You can create an infinite loop that causes the Explorer Tree to expand. To avoid this, don't relate items in a way that creates an infinite loop.

  3. Select Apply. When you're satisfied with changes, select Close.