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Add or Remove Build Quality Values

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 member to filter the Build Explorer to show only builds with specific quality ratings.

For information about how to rate the quality of a completed build, see Rate the Quality of a Completed Build.

The following are the pre-defined build quality values that you can assign to completed builds:

  • Initial Test Passed

  • Lab Test Passed

  • Ready for Deployment

  • Ready for Initial Test

  • Rejected

  • Released

  • UAT Passed

  • Under Investigation

You can remove any one of these build quality values, and you can also add your own 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 create or remove a build quality

  1. In Team Explorer, right-click the Builds folder and then click Manage Build Qualities.

    The Edit Build Qualities dialog box appears.

  2. In the Edit Build Qualities dialog box, perform one of the following steps:

    • To add a new build quality value, type a name for the new build quality in the Quality Name text box, and then click Add.

    • To remove a build quality value, select the build quality that you want to remove from the list, and then click Remove.