Introduced by iTop 2.4, the Data Model now includes an obsolescence notion defined per class of object, to improve user experience by highlighting / hiding obsolete objects.
Highlight obsolete objects
Object defined as obsolete are flagged in the console to make this aspect obvious, by graphical icon and tag.
On a list:
On an object:
On a list of linked object:
Improved Impact Analysis
Obsolete objects are ignored by Impact Analysis
Before iTop 2.4.0:
Hide obsolete objects
Based on user preference, objects which are defined as obsolete, are removed from displayed lists in the iTop console.
An obsolete object details is displayed regardless of user preference.
Farm as above displayed for a user,
requesting to not display obsolete objects:
In details screen, on a drop-down list: obsolete objects will not be proposed.
In a relation tab, obsolete objects will not be displayed, so cannot be removed.
In a relation tab, obsolete objects cannot be added.
other display difference
Shortcut display a list without obsolete objects
Dashlets do not include obsolete objects
Global Search do not return obsolete objects
Bulk modify will not modify obsolete objects