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The task list consists of a structured group of tasks related to the distribution of software in the context of change request management. The task list enables you to schedule your process (which is split into tasks) in the daily overview . The task list is displayed as a structure tree, into which you can insert different task types.


Task lists in change request management provide the following specific status administration functions:

  • The status of the tasks in the daily overview or in the monitor is transferred automatically to the task list. In the task list, the status of the tasks is initially Locked or Unlocked, depending on the status of the task group. As soon as a task has been executed, its status is changed to the status of the (last) execution.

    Example Example

    You start a task that returns the status Contains Errors. You then see this status in the daily overview, in the monitor, and in the task list. If, subsequently, you start the task again, but the task returns the status Warning, you see this status for the newly scheduled items in the daily overview, in the monitor, and in the task list. The former Contains Errors status in the task list has now changed to Warning, while the status of the previous execution remains unchanged in the daily overview and in the monitor.

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  • The status in the task list refers to the last execution of the corresponding task. You can manually set the status (by using the secondary mouse button), and display the status history. The status history in the task list refers to the last execution of the corresponding task. If you want to see additional information apart from the status history of all previous executions, you can check the daily overview or the monitor.

  • Task groups and the task list also have a status. Task groups are either locked or unlocked. The tasks initially have the same status as the task group to which they belong. Tasks can only be executed if the status of all task groups higher in the hierarchy is Unlocked. The status of the entire task list, which is the highest node in the task list display, can be Initial, Locked, Active, or Completed.

  • Tasks that belong to a task list can only be executed if the task list is active. If the status of the task list is Completed, it can no longer be changed or activated, and tasks in this task list can no longer be executed. All tasks that have never been executed then receive the status Skipped.

More Information

For general information on working with task lists, see Using the Scheduler.