To organize your work with tracker artifacts, you can make an artifact a child or a parent of another artifact.

Make a Tracker Artifact depend on another Artifact

  • A child artifact can have only one parent.
  • A parent artifact can have any number of children.
  • A parent artifact cannot be closed if a child is open.
  1. On the artifact page, click the DEPENDENCIES tab.
  2. Choose or create the related artifact.
    • If the parent artifact already exists, click Choose Child or Choose Parent. In the pop-up, type in the artifact ID or choose from the list of your recently edited artifacts.
    • If the related artifact does not exist yet, click Create Child in or Cread Parent in and select the tracker that the new related artifact will belong to. Fill in the form the same way as you would for submitting an unrelated artifact.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Write a comment that describes the relationship, if appropriate, and click Finish.

The parent-child relationship between the artifacts is established.

  • To cancel a parent dependency, click Remove.
  • To cancel a child dependency, select the child artifact and click Remove.
For tracker artifacts, an artifact with dependencies ( a “parent” artifact) can’t be considered closed unless all of its dependent artifacts (“children”) are closed.
For tasks, a dependency means one task can’t start until another task is completed.

Context Menu to create Dependencies, Associations or Add Attachments

Use the context menu available in planning folder list view to quickly choose a “parent” or “child”, remove a “parent”, add associations, add attachments or clone artifacts.

In the planning folder list view, you can see a down arrow icon next to the artifact ID (as shown in the following screen)when you move your mouse pointer over artifact rows.

Down arrow icon


A context-sensitive menu pops up on clicking the down arrow icon.

Context menu if an artifact has a parent


Context menu if an artifact has no parent


To quickly choose a parent or child, add associations and attachments, or remove a parent:

  1. Select a planning folder on the List Trackers, Planning Folder and Teams page. The planning folder List Artifacts page appears.
  2. Move your mouse over an artifact’s ID. A down arrow icon appears.
  3. Click the down arrow icon to see the context menu. Depending on the context, you can do one of the following tasks.

Choose a Child

  1. Click Choose Child from the context menu. The Selection Children… window appears.
  2. Select the Enter Artifact ID option and type an artifact ID. This artifact becomes the child.
  3. Click Next.
  4. You mad add a comment in the DEPENDENCY COMMENT text box.
  5. Click Finish.

Choose a Parent

  1. Click Choose Parent from the context menu. The Selecting Parent… window appears.
  2. Select the Enter Artifact ID option and type an artifact ID. This artifact becomes the parent.
  3. Click Next.
  4. You may add a comment in the DEPENDENCY COMMENT text box.
  5. Click Finish.

Remove a Parent

  1. Click Remove Parent from the context menu. A confirmation message appears as: Do you want to remove the dependency?
  2. Click OK.

Add Associations

  1. Click Add Association from the context menu. The Add Association Wizard appears.
  2. Select the Enter Item ID option and type an artifact ID for creating an association.
  3. Click Next.
  4. You may add a comment in the Association Comment text box.
  5. Click Finish.

Add Attachments

  1. Click Add Attachments from the context menu. The Add Attachments window appears.
  2. Type a comment for the attachments in the COMMENT TEXT box.
  3. Click Choose File.
  4. Browse and select the file you want to attach.
  5. Click the Attach another file link to add more attachments. Repeat this step for adding more attachments.
  6. Click Add to attach the selected files to the artifact.

Clone an Artifact

  1. Click Clone from the context menu. The Clone Artifact window appears.
  2. Provide a name and description for cloning the artifact.
  3. Click Clone to clone the artifact.
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