Triaging Bugs

Triaging is the process of reviewing bugs to ensure they are valid, reproducible, and have accurate information that allows them to be resolved and tested.  After a bug is triaged, it should be sequenced according to the priority for fixing it. To triage or sequence bugs you must have permission to edit bugs.

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How to triage a bug

  1. In the Untriaged Bugs list, find a bug that needs to be triaged.
  2. Review the bug to ensure it can be reproduced and has accurate information (especially for the steps to reproduce and severity).
  3. While the bug is selected in the Untriaged Bugs list, click the Mark as Triaged button in the ribbon.
    1. This will move the bug to the Sequence Triaged Bugs list.
    2. The place in the list it is initially added to depends on the Severity and Priority of the bug.

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How to sequence a bug

There are two ways to change the sequence of bugs:

  1. Dragging and dropping in the Sequence Triaged Bugs grid.
    1. The grab handle icon at the front of each row can be used to drag an item from one spot in the grid to another which will change the sequence.
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  2. Using the sequencing buttons in the ribbon.
    1. When one or more items are selected in the Sequence Triaged Bugs grid, the ribbon changes to show new options, including the sequencing buttons.
    2. To change the sequence of the selected items, click Move Up, Move Down, Move to top, or Move to bottom.
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What is displayed on the Triage Bugs screen

The Untriaged Bugs list on this screen shows the following:
  • Bugs that have not been marked as triaged.
  • Bugs that are not done or in progress.
    • Those are bugs with statuses that are in the not done and in progress status groups for bugs in the project settings.
    • For more information about project settings, see Editing the TeamPulse Project Settings.
  • The preview pane beside this grid shows the details for the currently selected item. You can toggle the preview pane using the show and hide buttons at the top of the grid.

The Sequence Triaged Bugs list on right screen shows the following:
  • Bugs that have been marked as triaged.
  • Bugs that are not done or in progress.
  • Bugs ordered by sequence (i.e. the order they should be fixed).