Summary: This page provides instructions for managing Exclusions in the Engineering Dashboard.
The Engineering Dashboard features the ability to Exclude objects from a future snapshot - this can be useful when the object is violating an AIP Quality Rule, but is irrelevant:
Permissions required to manage Exclusions
To edit Exclusions - i.e. add/remove objects.
Your user login must have the EXCLUSION_MANAGER role.
Accessing the feature
To access the feature, there are two methods:
|From the "home" or landing page, click the default Exclusion tile.|
|From the Side Menu bar, click the following icon:|
|Note that using the Exclude feature will affect grades when a new snapshot is generated or when a snapshot is consolidated. This is because the violations that are excluded will not be included in the new results. This impact will be seen in the CAST Application Analytics Dashboard - CAST AAD Health Dashboard.|
Two sub-pages are available in the Exclusion tab:
Note that when violations are listed in the Active Exclusions sub page, the total number of exclusions is displayed in blue:
This check box allows you to manage the violation. A Manage button will appear when a violation is ticked:
This Manage button allows you to:
Displays the status of the violation in the Exclusion list:
|Comment||Displays the free text comment assigned to the violation when it was added to the Exclusion list. This comment can be modified using the check box and Manage button.|
|Rule||The name of the Quality Rule for which the violation has been added to the Exclusion list (violations can appear multiple times in the Exclusion list).|
|Object Name Location||The name of, and information about the violation that has been added to the Exclusion list.|
The date the violation was last updated - i.e. any of the following:
This icon, when clicked, will take you direct to the Source Code page for the violation in question.
Use this option to export the contents of the Scheduled or Active Exclusion list to an Excel file. See Exporting data to Microsoft Excel file format for more information.
|Note that all columns are sortable (in ascending/descending alphabetical/numerical order) by clicking the column header.|
Adding violations (objects) to the Exclusion list
- Drill down to Violations level in any of the the Quality, Application or Transaction Investigation views
- A checkbox will be visible in each violation description row (highlighted in the image below in red) - if you do not see this checkbox, then your login does not have the correct role:
Note that you can add multiple violations to the Exclusion list in one go:
Note also that if there are many violations, a Show More button will be displayed (this is to improve the performance of the display). If there are many violations in the Exclusion list, a Show More button will be displayed (this is to improve the performance of the display). You can choose to display more using the various options (+10, +100 etc.). By default an upper maximum of 5000 violations is set when the "All" option is clicked. You can change the upper maximum if required (see the violationsCount option in CAST-AED ED - Dashboard wide configuration options in json).
If you would like to remove a violation that has already been added to the Exclusion list, you can do so as follows:
- Depending on which list of exclusions you are working in, the following will then occur:
- Active Exclusions > The selected violations will be greyed out in the Active Exclusions list and will also appear in the Scheduled Exclusions as scheduled to remove - the violation will be taken into account once again in the next full snapshot or consolidation action and will then move out of the Exclusion list entirely.
- Scheduled Exclusions > The selected violations will be removed from the Scheduled Exclusions list and will be available for re-selection in the future.
Updating comments for violations (objects) that are already present in the Exclusion list
If you have added specific violations to the Exclusion with a specific comment, you can alter the comments directly, without having to remove the violation from the Exclusion and then re-add it. You can do this from the Exclusion list itself - note though that it is only possible to update comments from the Scheduled Exclusion list.