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Rate the Quality of a Completed Build

One way you can manage your completed builds in Build Explorer is to manually rate the quality of each build. For example, depending on the outcome of a set of manual tests, you could rate a completed build's quality as Ready for Deployment, Rejected, or Under Investigation. By rating the quality of completed builds, you enable team members to filter the Build Explorer to show only builds with specific quality ratings.

You can use the pre-defined build quality values, or you can use your own rating system by creating custom quality values. For more information, see Add or Remove Build Quality Values.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must have the Team Foundation Server Edit build quality permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To rate the quality of a completed build in Build Explorer

  1. In Team Explorer, right-click the Builds folder and then click View Builds.

    The Build Explorer appears.

  2. In Build Explorer, click the Completed tab at the bottom of the window.

  3. Right-click the build whose quality you want to rate, and then click Edit Build Quality.

    A drop-down list appears in the Build Quality column.

  4. Click the drop-down list select the build quality value that you want to assign to this build.

    The selected build quality is updated in Build Explorer.

To rate the quality of a completed build in a build report

  1. In the Build Explorer, locate the build whose quality you want to rate, and then double-click it to open the build report.

  2. At the top of the build report click the quality menu (the words <No Quality Assigned> are displayed in it) and select a quality value.

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