The Stage field on the Ideas list displays the current state of an idea as it moves
through the demand life cycle, from an idea to a demand and then to the resulting project,
enhancement, change, or defect.
The result of an idea depends on the initial settings in the
Category and Type fields on the Demand form.
The Stage field also appears on the Demands list. The
Stage field is a display only field and cannot be searched or
A new idea is created in the Submitted state. An accepted idea is
updated to the Accepted state and a deferred idea is updated to the
Skipped state. When a demand is closed, the associated idea is
marked as Complete.
Pointing to the Stage
field displays a pop-up window that shows the
progression of the idea along with the value of the State
each step in the progression.
- Idea: if an idea is being evaluated, the pop-up window displays
the current state of the idea.
- Demand: if an idea is promoted to a demand, the pop-up window
displays the current state of the demand as well as the idea.
- Project, Enhancement,
Change, or Defect: if a demand is
accepted, the pop-up window displays the current state of the resulting project,
enhancement, change, or defect in addition to the demand and idea.