Action Items

Applies to Collaborator 14.5, last modified on June 10, 2024

The Action Items panel in the Eclipse Plug-in lists all the incoming and outgoing reviews for the user on the specified Collaborator server.

Note: Action Items are also visible in other clients: in Tray Notifier, in Web Client and in Visual Studio Extension.

To open your Collaborator Action Items in Eclipse, select Window > Show View > Action Items.

Your Collaborator Action Items appear in Eclipse as a View:

Double-clicking any item will open the Review in the Review Screen or your configured web browser, depending on your preferences.

The list of Action Items automatically refreshes periodically (the rate is configurable). You can refresh manually using the double-arrow icon in the toolbar. Markers and Label Decorations refresh at the same time as Action Items.

If there was an error communicating with the server, the View will display an error message instead and you might need to visit your preferences to fix connection settings:

Task values for Action Items

The Task field of an Action Item shows its current status. Depending on the status, the review may or may not require the user to perform actions on the review. The table below describes all the possible statuses:

Task Action required? Description

Annotate review


You have been invited by the author to annotate the review.

Commit files


You need to commit your files to source control.

Finish creating


You need to finish creating the review.

Fix configuration


Not review related – you need to finish filling out your user configuration information.



You need to perform the review.

Respond to comments


You need to respond to comments in the review.

Review canceled


The review has been canceled.

Review completed


The review has been completed.

Review rejected


The review has been rejected.

Rework defects


You need to rework the defects in the review.

Sign review


You need to sign the review.

Waiting for annotation


You are waiting for others to annotate the review.

Waiting for review pool participants


You are waiting for users to take review pool selections.

Waiting for comments


You are waiting for others to make comments on the review.

Waiting for defect rework


You are waiting for open defects in the review to be reworked.

Waiting for other reviewers


You are waiting for others to complete the review.

Waiting for signatures


You are waiting for others to sign the review.

Another way of telling if you must perform actions on the review is by looking at the icon next to the review in the Action Items list:

Icon Description
No action required.
Action required.

See Also

Eclipse Plug-in
Action Items
Review Chats, Comments, and Defects

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