Action Items

Applies to Collaborator 14.5, last modified on May 06, 2024

The Action Items section in the Web Client lists all the incoming and outgoing reviews for the user on the specified Collaborator server.


Action Items are also visible in other clients: in Tray Notifier, in Eclipse Plug-in and in Visual Studio Extension.

Action Items cannot display more than 1000 reviews.

You can view your list of action items by clicking either Action Items or Home toolbar buttons:

You can select which action items are shown, by selecting the check-boxes for Active, Waiting and/or Closed. Selecting Active displays all reviews that require your immediate action to proceed. Selecting Waiting displays all reviews awaiting for rework, comments, signature or other participants. Selecting Closed will list reviews that have recently been completed, cancelled or rejected.

You can configure what information will be displayed in the Action Items table. You can add or hide standard review fields as well as custom review fields. To do this, hover the Gear button and select the desired review fields in the drop-down list.

To filter some particular items, just specify the sought-for text in the filter box. This will display only the items that contain the specified text in the listed fields.

Additionally, you can sort action items by clicking on the column headers: Review, Progress, Author, My Role and so on.

Your Action Item list refreshes automatically every five minutes. You can refresh this screen manually, as well.

When you have an Action Item directing you to commit files, you remove it by clicking the review link on the left. Collaborator uses these Action Items to track whether review materials have been submitted to version control. If Collaborator does not have enough information to determine that the materials are already versioned it will create a reminder for you when the review is completed.

For recently completed reviews the Action Items list displays the Dismiss link to confirm that the review has been finished and dismiss it from the list of your active reviews.

Progress values for Action Items

The Progress 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:

Progress 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
Outgoing review; no action required.
Incoming review; no action required.
Outgoing review; action required.
Incoming review; action required.

See Also

Web Client
Review Screen
Diff Viewer Overview

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