As part of the process for adding documents (either uploading or linking) into ActiveControl, a Document Category can be specified – for example Functional Spec, Unit Test Evidence, UAT Test Script, Email, etc).
These Document Categories can be used for Reporting, and also by ShiftLeft: Check Documentation (0051) to perform an automated check for the presence of a uploaded document at a particular Inbox, Test Queue, Outbox control point in the workflow.
Document categories are defined in table /BTI/TE_ATT_CAT in the Domain Controller.
These Document Categories can be restricted so that they can only be used for Business Tasks, Transport Forms, Test Results, Project or Manual Step. This is controlled via the CLASS field. The valid entries for this field are:
If the CLASS field is left blank, the document category is valid for all object types.
Default Document Categories
It is possible to set default document categories so that a configured Category is pre-populated during the process of uploading a Document in both the ActiveControl Web Platform; this is useful for customers that always upload the same types of documents or alternatively do not want to benefit from the Document Category functionality, but do want to upload or link documents.
Defaults can be specified via the DEFAULT_CAT field in /BTI/TE_ATT_CAT table, by entering an “X” against the row that you want to be defaulted.
Figure: Example configuration of Documentation Categories .