Artifact Generator is an Engineering Requirements DOORS NG extension developed by Softacus, which provides possibilities to simply select artifact content and create new or update existing artifact


Introductory explanation

This extension is an easier and more organized approach to creating artifacts, you just fill the inputs and select boxes, and hit Create button and you have the new artifact.

Currently, the extension is working in the way that every selector (dropdown, checkbox, or Textarea field) has its own position in the artifact content. Selector called “subject” has its own switch button to change the selector values from “Singular to “Plural” and vice versa, and the “Name” selector is hidden and contains the same as artifact text (content) by default. If you want to make the Name and Content of the artifact different you can select the “Make Name Different as Text” checkbox and write your own customized title for the artifact.

User Interface

Is composed of several dropdown selections and text inputs that are used for composing artifact Content and the Name of the artifact. And at the bottom, we can see two buttons that say "Create" for the creation of the artifact, and "Update" for updating the existing artifact.

 

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Explanation and Understanding 

Future Possibilities

  • Defining the selector options in DNG attribute data type – currently, the selector's options are hardcoded, but in order to make the extension more flexible and allow customers to customize it independent on Softacus, selectors options can be loaded from custom DNG attribute data type
  • Possibility to have more languages – if you are an international company and it’s important to write your documents in different languages for you, Softacus can enhance the extension and provide you the possibility to change the extension language and in order, to that, you will be able to create an artifact in any of the world’s languages
  • Change location of the newly created artifact – as mentioned, the newly created artifact is created after the selected artifact (if the artifact is selected). This functionality can be customized based on your needs – a new artifact can be created e.g. below selected (as its child), before selected...

Create Artifact – if you want to create an artifact with selected content, use the “Create Artifact” button, it will create a new artifact at the bottom of the opened module if no artifact is selected or, if the artifact is selected, after this artifact (not below).

Update Artifact – if you want to update an existing artifact you have to select it, then select Content and Name and click the “Update Artifact” button.

 

Process of generating artifact

In the picture below you can see a step-by-step creation process of the artifact. 

artifact-generation-process 

Setting attribute data types

 

 

Limitations

  • Updating multiple artifacts – in order to that the users can accidentally select more than one artifact and update them with wrong content for some of them, Softacus recommend not implement updating multiple artifacts at once

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Pricing:
Every Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension is free of charge to all customers who have purchased IBM Jazz Products via Softacus.

Support & Requests

If you are struggling with some of our extensions or face some serious problem please contact us immediately and we will help you as quickly and as well as possible. 

Also if you are interested in custom modifications for our extensions, write to us we will do everything to deliver the best possible experience for you. 

 

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Report Generator is an extension developed by Softacus. The extension is able to start the generation of a document from a DOORS Next Generation mini dashboard what gives us possibilities to enhance any of the Rational Publishing Engine Templates and make the generating more user-friendly.


Introductory explanation

If you want to know what are the exact differences between the two configurations this extension is just for you. It will help you better imagine and see the changes between configurations that you made.

This extension was developed especially for printing documents, including a comparison section of the same document (module) in two different configurations (stream to baseline, baseline to baseline), which corresponds to the appearance of the user interface. 

User interface

As you can see in the picture on the left, the widget is looking simple – containing only a dropdown selection of Baseline to be compared with current configuration (configuration in which user currently is), checkbox where you can choose if you want comparison in the report or you want it without it, and “Generate Report” button to start generating.

On the right image, we can see the report generator with slightly more options to choose from, those options are custom made and they are not included in the base version of the extension. If you want more options or features that you would like to have, don't hesitate to contact us

report-generatorreport-generator

 

Explanation and understanding

 

Cooperation with RPE MPT and Future Possibilities

As mentioned, the purpose of this extension is to make generating documents more flexible and easier for all of the users. In cooperation with Rational Publishing Engine Multiple-Purpose Template it can provide the following possibilities:

  • Select different DNG attributes to print for different artifact types based on the view
  • Choose if attribute shall be printed with or without Attribute Name
  • Choose the formatting of attribute Name (bold or not bold)
  • Choose the formatting of attribute Value (bold or not bold)
  • Printing attributes in the table
  • Define the table properties (columns width, names of the attributes – can be different than in DNG)
  • Filter artifacts

All of the mentioned possibilities (except the last one) are already implemented in Rational Publishing Engine Multiple-Purpose Template, but they must be defined via RPE MPT Command described here.

Generating Report

As you can see in the picture above on the left generating report is easy for anyone. You just simply choose the baseline version that you want to report and compare and just hit that "Generate report" button and you are ready to go.

The browser automatically downloads the report file and you can share it with others, see the comparison, and all the other details that you care about in your project.

Let's get a closer look at the comparison section.

Comparison Section

As we mentioned above the widget has a checkbox selection in which you can select if you want to print the comparison section in the document. Currently, you can compare Stream with Baseline or Baseline with Baseline and it will be printed at the end of the document under the heading which content can be adapted for you.

In the picture below, please see an example of compare section in the generated document:

report-generator

 

 

Pricing

These scripts are free of charge to all customers which have purchased IBM Jazz Products via Softacus.

 

Support & Requests

If you are struggling with some of our extensions or face some serious problem please contact us immediately and we will help you as quickly and as well as possible. 

Also if you are interested in custom modifications for our extensions, write to us we will do everything to deliver the best possible experience for you. 

 

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Link by Foreign Attribute

This extension will create links between artifacts in the selected module(s). The information about the generated links is taken from certain custom attributes. It can build many links in a short time.


User Interface

  

 

 

Explanation and features

Features

  • Create base artifact Links based on attributes automatically
  • Create module artifact links based on attributes automatically
  • Create several Link types at the same time (i.e. Satisfies By, Link To, Extracted From,...)
  • Working in project Areas and Components
  • Working with Change Sets and Global Configuration
  • You can specify rules that take into account the following parameters: Artifact Attributes, Link Type. Artifacts in DNG can be in several modules at the same time and even in different components.
  • Simple and intuitive yet flexible interface
  • You can select modules via widget dialog boxes
  • The system will prompt you with messages and help you even if you are wrong
  • Optimized performance 

Restrictions

  • The maximum number of artifacts in modules depends on the hardware configuration of the client and server, but it is not recommended to exceed two thousand at a time.
  • Loading information about modules can take some time

Possible use

  • Migration of requirements from other tools via Excel
  • Collaboration between two delivery partners where one needs to have the full traceability

 Watch a video and learn more

 

How to use this extension

  • Create an Original ID and Original Link To Artifact Attributes and add them to every Artifact Type which you want to link via this extension
  • Import Requirements with these attributes filled
  • Follow the steps in the screenshot

Pricing

This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.

Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.

 

Contact us, Support, Modifications

Every functionality of any of Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension can be customized based on your needs. If you are interested in having, enhancing or if you found a defect in extension, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.

Contact page!

Report Generator is an extension developed by Softacus. The extension is able to start the generation of a document from a DOORS Next Generation mini dashboard what gives us possibilities to enhance any of the Rational Publishing Engine Templates and make the generating more user-friendly.


 

User Interface 

As you can see in the picture on the left, the widget is looking simple – containing only a dropdown selection of Baseline to be compared with current configuration (configuration in which user currently is) and “Generate Report” button to start generating.

report-generatorreport-generator

 

Explanation and features

The extension was developed especially for printing documents, including a comparison section of the same document (module) in two different configurations (stream to baseline, baseline to baseline), which corresponds to the appearance of the user interface.

Cooperation with RPE MPT and Future Possibilities

As mentioned, the purpose of this extension is to make generating documents more flexible and easier for all of the users. In cooperation with Rational Publishing Engine Multiple-Purpose Template it can provide the following possibilities:

  • select different DNG attributes to print for different artifact types based on the view
  • choose if attribute shall be printed with or without Attribute Name
  • choose the formatting of attribute Name (bold or not bold)
  • choose the formatting of attribute Value (bold or not bold)
  • printing attributes in the table
  • define the table properties (columns width, names of the attributes – can be different than in DNG)
  • filter artifacts

All of the mentioned possibilities (except the last one) are already implemented in Rational Publishing Engine Multiple-Purpose Template, but they must be defined via RPE MPT Command described here.

Comparison Section

The Widget has a checkbox selection in which you can select if you want to print the comparison section in the document. Currently, you can compare Stream with Baseline or Baseline with baseline and it will be printed at the end of the document under the heading which content can be adapted for you.

In the picture below, please see an example of compare section in the generated document:

report-generator

 

Pricing

This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.

Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.

 

Contact us, Support, Modifications

Every functionality of any of Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension can be customized based on your needs. If you are interested in having, enhancing or if you found a defect in extension, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.

Contact page!

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