Adding custom properties to user story with tagged values

If you want to add additional information to user stories beyond the properties supported by default, use tagged values. Tagged values allows you to add additional properties to user stories. Each tagged value consists of a name that represents the property, a value that's the value of property and a type that restricts the kind of value one can enter.

Adding a tagged value

  1. Locate the user story first. Here are some of the typical ways to locate a story.
    • If you own the URL of a user story, open the URL by selecting Diagram > Link from the toolbar. Paste the URL in breadcrumb in press Enter.
    • To locate a user story in a particular use case, open the use case by selecting UeXceler > Use Case first. Find the story under the User Stories tab on the right hand side.
    • To locate a user story in a sprint, open the sprint from the UeXceler > Sprint page and find the story there.
    • You can also find a user story in the UeXceler > User Story page. Note that if your story was added into a sprint, you have to enable the In Sprint option in the Advanced Filter.
  2. Open the story by double clicking on it.
  3. Open the Description tab.
    Opening the Description tab
    Opening the Description tab
  4. Move your mouse pointer over the caption Tagged Values. You should then see the add button.
    Moving mouse pointer over the caption Tagged Values
    Moving mouse pointer over the caption Tagged Values
  5. Click on it and select the type of tagged value that you want to add.
    Creating an integer tagged value
    Creating an integer tagged value

    Here are the available types of tagged values:
    Type Col2
    Multi-line Text
    String-based value, in multiple lines. To edit, click on ... in the value field, and then enter the value in the popup window.
    Model Element
    Reference(s) of model element. To edit, click the ... button and then select the model element from the popup window.
    Integer Numerical value. To edit, click on the value field and enter the value.
    Floating Point Number Value with decimal places. To edit, click on the value field and enter the value.
    Boolean Either true or false. To edit, click on the drop-down menu in the value field and then select Unspecified, True or False.
    Date Date value. To edit, click on ... in the value field, and then select the date from the popup date picker.
    Time Time value. To edit, click on ... in the value field, and then select the time from the popup time picker.
    Currency String-based value. To edit, click on the value field and enter the value (e.g. USD, RMB).
    Enumeration String-based value that supports the selection of value from a list of pre-defined enumeration values. To add such a tagged value, you have to define the enumeration and its values first in the Configure Tagged Value Enumerations window, for instances, to define an enumeration 'Stakeholders' that consists of values 'Peter, Mavis, Tom'. Then, add a new tagged value by creating a new type from an enumeration, for instances, a new type 'Contact person' from the enumeration 'Staskeholders'. Then, you can select a value from the enumerated type.

    Different types of tagged value
  6. Enter the name of tagged value in the dialog box and click OK to confirm.
    Entering the name of tagged value
    Entering the name of tagged value
  7. A tagged value is added. You can now edit its value. For example, if it's a Multi-line Text value you can simply click on the text field next to the tag name and enter the text value there.
    Entering the value of tagged value
    Entering the value of tagged value
NOTE: Add tagged values is only supported in standalone Visual Paradigm. For the web version of UeXceler, only the editing of tagged values is supported, but not add.

Removing a tagged value

To remove a tagged value, right click on it and select Remove from the popup menu.

Removing a tagged value
Removing a tagged value

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