Grouping flags by feature

CloudBees Feature Management allows you to group flags by features, which labels and organizes flags for use by groups outside of development to refer to or manage. Developers can create labels to organize flags into larger features with distinct flag functionality for various uses, such as a product manager to control the release of new features or sales engineers to tailor custom solutions to clients with specific needs.

Creating a new feature

  • From the Flags Overview or Flags in Environments page, find the flag you want, and click Link Feature from the Feature column.

    Link feature to flag

  • Type the name of the new feature in the text box under Link flag to feature and click Add & Link.

  • The new label appears highlighted in blue in the Feature column of that flag.

    Feature label from Overview

Managing features

Once you have created features, you can then view and manage both features and the flags associated either through Flag Overview or through the specific Feature Overview page.

Linking a flag to an existing feature

To add a flag to an existing feature:

  • From the Flags Overview or Flags in Environments page, find the flag you want, and click Link Feature from the Feature column.

  • Choose the feature you want to add from the drop-down menu under Link flag to feature and click Link.

    Link flag to feature

  • The new label appears highlighted in blue in the Feature column of that flag.

Unlinking a flag from an existing feature

To remove a flag from an existing feature from the Flags Overview page:

  • Click the feature in blue from the list to go to the Feature Overview page, where you can find all of the flags associated with the feature.

  • To remove a flag from the feature, click for more options and choose Unlink Feature from the menu.

  • From Unlink flag from feature click Unlink:

    Unlink flag from feature

You can also remove a flag from an existing feature from the Flags in Environments page:

  • Click the for more options and choose Unlink Feature from the menu.

  • From Unlink flag from feature click Unlink .

The Feature Overview page

Each feature created has an associated overview page where you can link and unlink flags, write descriptions of each feature, and delete the feature if no longer needed.

To access the Feature Overview page, click the feature name in blue from the Flags Overview page.

Feature Overview page

The name of the feature as well as a description box appears at the top, as well as a Link Flag on the top right to add new flags to the feature.

Any flags linked to the feature also appears on the Feature Overview page, with details about creation and update dates, any labels associated with the flag, impressions if any, and an options icon to either Hide flag or Unlink feature to remove it.

Flags linked to a feature can also be filtered by environments and are managed by the dropdown menu above the list of flags. This can be useful if you want to hide flags for certain environments within a feature.

Deleting a feature

To delete a feature, you must have no flags linked to it. Once all flags are unlinked, there is an options icon that allows you to Delete Feature.

Delete feature

Click Yes, Delete to delete the feature.