To see the list of releases that you have permission to view and that are planned, active (including releases that are in progress, paused, failing, or failed), or completed (including aborted), select Releases > Overview from the top bar. The release overview shows the status of each release, as well as any status flags that have been set.

Release Overview

Release overview actions

  • Click in any place on a release to open the release in the release flow editor
  • Click the arrow button under a release to expand the phase pipeline view of that release. This shows how much of each release has been completed and any flags that have been set on the release or tasks within it. Click the arrow again to collapse the phase pipeline view.

Expanded Phase Pipeline

Next to each release, click:

  • View to open the release in the release flow editor (XL Release 6.1.0 and earlier)
  • Start to start a release that is in the planned state
  • Abort to abort the release

Note: You can start or abort multiple releases at the same time. Click the checkbox next to each release to select the release.

Note: When any action is performed on multiple releases at the same time, only one notification email is sent to each recipient containing the action performed and the list of releases.

Filter releases

You can filter the releases using different criteria.

Click Search to expand the search options and then type a part of a release title or release tags in the Title and Tag(s) boxes. Click Search again to collapse the search options. You can also filter the releases by clicking My Releases to see only your releases and/or Flagged to see the flagged releases.

To filter the release overview by the status of the release, click Status and select:

  • Planned to show releases that have been created but that have not started yet (in the planned state)
  • All active to show releases that are busy:

    • In progress - releases that are in the in progress state
    • Paused - releases that are in the paused state
    • Failing - releases that are in the failing state
    • Failed - releases that are in the failed state
  • All completed to show releases that are completed and aborted (in the completed or aborted state)

    • Aborted - only releases in aborted state
    • Completed - only releases in completed state

Dates in the release overview

The Start date column shows:

  • The planned start date if the release is scheduled in the future
  • The actual start date if the release has already started

The End date column shows:

  • The planned end date if the release is not complete
  • The actual end date otherwise

Overdue dates appear in red.

The Duration column shows the duration of the release.

Note The release overview shows a percentage complete status based on the number of tasks completed in each release.

Sorting releases in release overview

To order the release overview, click Order by and select:

  • Risk to show the releases with the highest risk level at the top
  • Start date to show the releases with earliest start date on top
  • End date to show the release with latest end date on top

For more information about release risk awareness, refer to Using risk awareness in XL Release .

Filtering the release overview (XL Release 6.1.0 and earlier)

To filter the release overview, click Filter options and select:

  • All active releases to show releases that are busy (in the in progress, failing, or failed state)
  • All planned releases to show releases that have been created but that have not started yet (in the planned state)
  • All completed and aborted releases to show releases that are completed or aborted (in the completed or aborted state)
  • Only my releases to show releases for which you are the release owner
  • Only flagged releases to show releases that are flagged with a warning message; use this option to see releases that are currently at risk

To filter on the release title, use the Filter by title or tag box.

To filter on dates, use the From and To options.