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This page explains how to customise defects and their classifications in Crucible.

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Defects in Crucible comments

Defects are comments made by reviewers that indicate a problem in a review. Defects can be classified by rank and type. Custom classifications can also be defined. The default classifications are shown in the screenshot below.

Screenshot: The list of defect classifications

Changing classification settings

(info) Only Crucible Admin users can edit defect classifications.

To change the default classifications:

  1. In the Admin area, click Crucible under 'Global Settings'.
  2. Click Edit Defect Classifications.
  3. You can add and remove classifications, and add fields to, or remove fields from, classifications.

Any changes made to defect classifications will only apply to reviews created after the change is saved.

Screenshot: Editing defect classifications in Crucible


Default Crucible classifications

There are two default defect classifications that are preset in Crucible: Ranking and Classification. These settings (and their sub-categories) can be edited or removed; other custom classifications can be added.

Ranking

Crucible users can rank a defect as Major or Minor, indicating the importance of the defect.

Classification

This setting helps to provide more detail about the defect. This classification can be set to one of the options described in the following table:

Value

Description

Missing

The defect applies to code or information that is missing (absent).

Extra (superfluous)

The defect applies to code or information that should be removed.

Ambiguous

The defect applies to code or information that is not clear or easy to understand.

Inconsistent

The defect applies to code or information that is applied in several different ways.

Improvement desirable

The defect applies to code or information that needs to be revised.

Not conforming to standards

The defect applies to code or information that breaks established conventions.

Risk-prone

The defect applies to code or information that takes unacceptable risks.

Factually incorrect

The defect applies to code or information that is wrong.

Not implementable

The defect applies to code or information that may be impossible to create.

Editorial

The defect applies to code or information where the classification as a defect may be subject to personal opinion.