Just wondering, is there anyway to move a large number of defects from one stage in the workflow to another? I'm looking for a way to move large numbers of defects from one stage to another without having to go into each defect and move each defect through the workflow.
You mean "mass transitioning of defects". I too wish this was possible, but it isn't (Compuware told me that). This is an enhancement request I have logged with Compuware and I've been told it will be put in there in a couple of releases time next year. However, the more cusotmers that wnat this & hassle their product management, the higher the chance that it will get put in sooner rather than later (hint hint).
I have attached a tool called TRMOVER that can be run from a machine where the trackrecord client is installed. Think of this tool as an example of what you can do using TrackRecord's API, but you should be able to use it successfuly as is.
If you can make a query that pulls back all of the defects where you want the status to change, then this tool will do what you need.
The interface is pretty intuitive so you should be able to figure it out, but just remember that once you make a new query to use from within TrackRecord, you will need to relaunch TRMOVER to see that query as it does not refresh. Also, make sure you try this on a test copy of the database first just to be safe.