TeamForge integration plugin

This topic describes how to configure the Digital.ai Release—TeamForge integration plugin.

Prerequisites

You need the following to set up the Release—TeamForge integration:

  • Digital.ai Release 10.2 or later
  • TeamForge plug-in (can be installed using the Plugin Manager)
  • Credentials (with the required TeamForge tracker permissions to create and edit tracker artifacts) to connect to the TeamForge server

Before you begin

Gather the following TeamForge data and keep them handy.

Install Digital.ai Release 10.3 or later

Install Digital.ai Release. For more information, see Basic Install.

Install the License Key

Note: You can skip this part if you had your Digital.ai Release license file (xl-release-license.lic) created before starting the installation. For more information, see Basic Install. If not, install the license when you are logging on to Digital.ai Release for the first time.

  1. Log on to Digital.ai Release as an Admin. You would be prompted to enter your license key.

    Install the license key

  2. Copy the Digital.ai Release’s license key, paste the license key in the text box, and click Install license.

Install the TeamForge plug-in

  1. Click Plugins from the top navigation bar, select the Browse tab, search for the TeamForge plug-in, and click Install.
  2. Restart Digital.ai Release. Open a command prompt or terminal, go to XL_RELEASE_SERVER_HOME/bin directory, and run the following command.

    Operating system Command
    Microsoft Windows platform run.cmd
    Unix platform run.sh
  3. Alternatively, you can also install the TeamForge plug-in by uploading the plug-in JAR file.

    1. For example, Go to http://digitalai-release.com:5516/.
    2. Log on to Release as an Admin.
    3. Click Plugins from the top navigation bar.
    4. Select the Installed tab.
    5. Click Upload new plugin file, browse, and select the TeamForge plug-in JAR file.
    6. Restart Digital.ai Release.

    Open a command prompt or terminal, go to XL_RELEASE_SERVER_HOME/bin directory, and run the following command.

    Operating system Command
    Microsoft Windows platform run.cmd
    Unix platform run.sh

Configure the TeamForge Server in Digital.ai Release

  1. Log on to Digital.ai Release as an Administrator.
  2. Select Settings > Shared Configuration and click the + icon next to TeamForge: Server.
  3. Type a title and URL.
  4. Type the username and password.
  5. Click Test to verify your connection to the TeamForge server. AddTeamForgeServer
  6. Click Save when the connection is successful.

Tasks available with the TeamForge plugin

Here’s a list of tasks that you can perform with TeamForge using this plugin.

  • Create Artifact
  • Create Associations
  • Get Artifact Children
  • Get Artifact Details
  • Get Artifact Status
  • Get Associations
  • Update Artifact

Create Artifact

This task lets you create new artifacts in Digital.ai TeamForge.

Input Properties

You must pass the TeamForge server’s name, tracker ID (of the tracker on which you want to create new artifacts), artifact title and description, and values for any other mandatory fields as configured for the specific TeamForge tracker.

Create Artifact example

  1. Task configuration for creating a new TeamForge artifact. StoryConfig
  2. Once you run the task, a new artifact is created in TeamForge. You can find the new artifact’s ID in the Output properties. StoryCreated

Create Associations

This task lets you associate one or more artifacts with a target artifact in Digital.ai TeamForge.

Input Properties

You must pass the:

  • TeamForge server’s name
  • Target Id—which is the parent artifact’s ID
  • Object Ids—one or more artifact IDs that you want to associate with the parent artifact

Create Association example

  1. Task configuration for creating associations. Create Association
  2. Once you run the task, associations are created in TeamForge. You can find the association details in the Output properties. Association Created

Get Artifact Children

This task lets you fetch the list of child artifacts for a given TeamForge parent artifact.

Input Properties

You must pass the TeamForge server’s name and parent artifact’s ID to fetch the list of child artifacts.

Get Artifact Children example

  1. Task configuration for fetching the list of child artifacts. Get Children
  2. Once you run the task, you can find the child artifact IDs in the Output properties. Child artf list

Get Artifact Details

This task lets you fetch the details of a given TeamForge artifact.

Input Properties

You must pass the TeamForge server’s name and the TeamForge artifact’s ID to fetch the details of that specific artifact.

Get Artifact Details example

  1. Task configuration for fetching the artifact details. Get Artf Details
  2. Once you run the task, this task fetches the artifact details from TeamForge. You can find the artifact details in the Output properties. Get Artf Details

Get Artifact Status

This task lets you check if an artifact is in a particular status and if yes proceed to the next Release task. If the status you pass and the artifact’s actual status in TeamForge are different, this task keeps polling the artifact until the artifact’s status changes to the desired one. Once both the statuses match, the task is completed.

For example, you may want to check if a particular TeamForge artifact has been closed before you proceed to the next Release task.

Input Properties

Server: The TeamForge server’s name.

Artifact ID: The TeamForge artifact ID for which you want to check the status.

Status: The status of the artifact that you want the artifact to be in to proceed to the next Release task.

Polling Interval: The time in seconds between each polling action.

Get Artifact Status example

  1. Task configuration for checking the artifact’s status. Get Artf Status
  2. You can find the artifact’s data in the Output properties. Get Artf Status

Get Associations

This task lets you fetch the list of artifacts associated with a given TeamForge artifact.

Input Properties

You must pass the TeamForge server’s name and the TeamForge artifact’s ID.

Get Associations example

  1. Task configuration for fetching the list of associated artifacts. Get Associations
  2. Once you run the task, you can find the list of associated artifacts in the Output properties. Get Associations

Update Artifact

This task lets you update the status of one or more TeamForge artifacts. Optionally, you can also add a comment to the artifacts.

Input Properties

You must pass the TeamForge server’s name and the list of TeamForge artifact IDs.

Get Associations example

  1. Task configuration for updating one or more artifacts. Update Artifacts
  2. Once you run the task, this task updates the status of the artifacts. You can find the updated artifact details in the Output properties. Update Artifacts