Working with the code review tool

The Code Review tool is a web-based review tool that integrates with Rational Team Concert™ source control and work items. The tool provides a code review presentation that you can attach to a work item type. The procedure in this topic illustrates a typical code review workflow, which involves an author and reviewers.

Before you begin

You configured code review for a project area and set any related process preconditions.

About this task

To start a code review, one or more change sets must be associated with a work item, at least one change set must be complete, and the target stream must be specified. The typical workflow starts with a developer being assigned a work item and creating changes sets to complete the work item. The recommended workflow for requesting a review uses the Submit for Review action. This workflow applies to the Eclipse client and the Rational® Team Concert™ Client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.


  1. As an author, select the changes sets to be reviewed. Right-click; then, click Submit for Review.
  2. In the Submit changes for review wizard, associate a work item, select approvers, and, optionally, provide a subject for the review.
  3. On the Submit for Review page, you can set the target stream in the Code Review Configuration section. The target stream is used to resolve file path names in code review. If the target stream was set in the work item, such as during a previous review iteration, that stream is listed.
    Note: Although the Submit for Review workflow is recommended, you can also associate your changes sets to a work item, ensure that they are complete, and then use the web client to select the target stream.

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