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Include/exclude fields from bulk update in TFUI & do not force update of controller fields

  1. Please allow for configuration of which fields within an object can be bulk updated. This way, bulk update can honor the fields that are editable in a task view.

  2. Please do not force update/selection of controller fields. I understand why you would be forced to update dependent fields if you are bulk updating controller fields, but it does not make sense that when bulk updating a dependent field, you need to update a controller field. For example, on risks, our users need to select an Action, "Accept", "Mitigate", "Transfer" or "Avoid". The actions they have available are dependent on the Risk Ranking on the risk. For example, Accept is not available if the Risk Ranking is High. It makes sense that if you bulk updated the Risk Ranking, you would need to clear out or bulk update the Actions, since they might not be valid for the updated controller Risk Ranking field. However, if you are bulk updating the Action to mark risks as "Mitigate", you should not need to update the Controller Risk Ranking field (which, like many Controller fields, is a read only field in the Risk Task View and users should not be able to update via bulk update, per point 1.)

  • Guest
  • Apr 14 2020
  • Future consideration
Component End User UI
Priority Medium - Important
  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren commented
    13 Aug, 2020 09:46pm

    Thank you again for submitting this Idea!

    This request will not be delivered within the release currently under development, but the theme is aligned with our multi-year strategy. IBM is soliciting RFE Community feedback for this request through activities such as voting. IBM will update this request in the future.

  • Guest commented
    7 May, 2020 10:24pm

    I think this is partially a bug. If you are trying to clear a field using bulk update, but it has a blank controller field, this is impossible. If you select "clear" on the controller field, then you lose the ability to make any updates to the dependent field.

  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren commented
    21 Apr, 2020 07:03pm

    Thank you for submitting this Idea!

    The IBM team is evaluating this enhancement request. A decision or request for more information will be provided within 90 days.

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