The dashboard is your primary method of accessing review requests. It displays detailed information on review requests at a glance, and allows filtering review requests.
After logging in to Review Board, you’ll be taken to your dashboard. You can always get back to it by clicking My Dashboard on the navigation banner near the top of the page.
Review Requests List¶
The main area of the dashboard lists the review requests belonging to that particular view. This is a detailed, sortable, customizable list.
Clicking on any review request in the list will take you to that particular review request, while clicking on a submitter’s name will take you to the list of review requests submitted by that user. Clicking on a bug link will go to the associated bug report (assuming a bug tracker has been connected).
The review request list can be sorted by clicking on a column header. Clicking once will sort the column in ascending order, and clicking a second time will sort that column in descending order. The column will have a little up or down arrow indicating the sorting order. You can click the X next to clear sorting for that column.
The dashboard provides two-level sorting. You can primarily sort by one column but in the case of multiple entries for a particular submitter, timestamp, etc., you can have secondary sorting on another column. This is set by simply clicking one column (which will be the secondary column) and then clicking another column (which will be the primary).
The primary column is indicated by a black up/down arrow, and the secondary column is indicated by a lighter grey up/down arrow.
Sorting options are saved across sessions.
Columns in the dashboard can be reordered by clicking and dragging the column. The columns will reorder as you’re dragging to show you the new layout, and when you release the mouse cursor the order will be saved.
Different users have different things they want to see in the dashboard. You can change which columns are shown and which aren’t by clicking the pencil icon to the right of the columns. A pop-up menu will appear showing which columns are shown and which aren’t.
The following are available columns you can choose from:
|Branch||Shows the branch information listed on the review request.|
|Bugs||Shows the bug IDs listed on the review request.|
|Diff Size||Shows a count of the removed and added lines of code in the latest revision of the diff.|
|Diff Updated||Shows the timestamp of the last diff update. This is color-coded to indicate the age.|
|Diff Updated (Relative)||Shows the timestamp of the last diff update, relative to the current time. This is color-coded to indicate the age.|
|Last Updated||Shows the timestamp of the last update to the review request. This is color-coded to indicate the age.|
|Last Updated (Relative)||Shows the timestamp of the last update to the review request, relative to the current time. This is color-coded to indicate the age.|
|My Comments||Shows a green comment flag if you have any unpublished comments on the review request, or a blue comment flag if you have published comments. This allows you to quickly see which review request you’ve addressed.|
|New Updates||Shows a message bubble icon for any review requests that have been updated or have had discussion since you last looked at it. This does not apply to review requests that you have not opened before.|
|Number of Reviews||Shows how many reviews have been done on the review request.|
|Posted Time||Shows the timestamp of when the review request was first posted. This is color-coded to indicate the age.|
|Posted Time (Relative)||Shows the timestamp of when the review request was first posted, relative to the current time. This is color-coded to indicate the age.|
|Repository||Shows the repository that the review request is for.|
|Review Request ID||Shows the ID number of the review request.|
|Select Rows||Shows a checkbox that allows you to select the row. When one or more review requests are selected, the sidebar will contain bulk modification commands.|
|Ship It!||If there are open issues, this shows a count of the open issues in a yellow bubble. If there are no open issues, this shows a count of reviews where the reviewer has marked “Ship It!”|
|Starred||Shows a star indicator that can be toggled. When toggled on, the review request is starred, meaning that it will show up in the “Starred” section of the dashboard, and you will be CC’d on any discussion. Toggling the star off will remove you from the CC list.|
|Submitter||Shows the username of the submitter.|
|Summary||Shows the summary text of the review request.|
|Target Groups||Shows a list of the assigned groups for the review request.|
|Target People||Shows a list of the assigned people for the review request.|
|To Me||Shows a chevron for review requests which directly list you in the “people” field.|
When the Select Rows column is visible, review requests can be selected to perform some bulk actions. After selecting one or more rows, the following items will become available:
- Close Discarded
- Close Submitted
Star, Archive and Mute¶
In an active team, the dashboard can often get cluttered with many open review requests. This can make it difficult to keep track of what you have left to work on.
There are three visibility controls for review requests: star, archive, and mute. These can be manipulated both on the dashboard (through the star column and the bulk actions), as well as on the review request page (through the visibility controls at the top-left of the review request box).
Starring a review request will cause it to show up in the Incoming: Starred section of the dashboard, and will make sure that you’re copied on any e-mail notifications related to the review request. This is a good way to keep track of things which might be related to your work but not directly assigned to you, or to mark particularly important review requests.
Archiving a review request will cause it to be hidden from the incoming views of the dashboard until there is new activity. This is similar to the way that e-mail clients archive threads. If you’re experiencing dashboard overload, archiving can quickly streamline your view to show only the review requests that still require your attention.
Muting a review request works like archiving, except it will never re-appear on your dashboard until you explicitly unmute it. You will also not be included on any e-mail notifications for muted review requests. This is good for tuning out your office mate.
On the incoming dashboard views, the Show archived link at the top will toggle on all of the archived and muted review requests, allowing you to find them again. This setting is sticky when clicked, and can be reversed by clicking Hide archived.