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Bug-Tracking System

1. Requirements Analysis:

a. Essential Data to Track:
Bug Title
Priority (Low, Medium, High)
Status (Open, In Progress, Resolved, Closed)
Date Created
Last Updated
b. Optional Enhancements:
Bug ID (for unique identification)
Project/Module (if applicable)

2. System Design:

a. Create a New Coda Sheet:
Start by creating a new Coda Sheet.
b. Design the Database Structure:
Columns: Bug ID, Bug Title, Description, Priority, Status, Assignee, Date Created, Last Updated, Comments/Notes, Project/Module, Deadline (if applicable).
Status Options:
Columns: Status Options (Open, In Progress, Resolved, Closed).
Use this sheet for data validation to ensure consistent status entries.
Priority Options:
Columns: Priority Options (Low, Medium, High).
Use this sheet for data validation for priority entries.
Columns: Assignee Names.
Use this sheet for data validation for assignee entries.
Columns: Project/Module Names (if applicable).
Use this sheet for data validation for project/module entries.
c. Data Validation:
Implement data validation rules:
For Status, Priority, Assignee, and Project/Module, use the respective options sheets for data validation.
d. Conditional Formatting:
Apply conditional formatting to highlight overdue bugs or those with high priority.
e. Formulas and Automation (if needed):
Use formulas for automatic date updates for status based on due date.
Consider adding buttons for task reminders.

3. Explanation of Design Choices:

a. Reasoning Behind Database Structure:
Efficiently captures all essential bug-related information.
Allows for easy expansion with optional enhancements.
b. Data Validation:
Ensures consistency in data entry.
Streamlines user input and reduces errors.
c. Conditional Formatting:
Enhances visibility and prioritizes urgent issues.
d. Formulas and Automation:
Streamlines the process by automating certain updates.
Increases the system's user-friendliness.

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