Date: May 17 2022, 11:00 CEST

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Main Functionalities

  • Ability to migrate big amount of modules from DOORS to DNG
  • Possibility to transform the data according to specific user needs (split, merge modules)
  • Transformation of attributes
  • Transformation in GCM context; view to stream, split across components
  • Ability to migrate history and baselines



DOORS Tables

This extension has the ability to transform DOORS Tables into DNG HTML Tables or Artifact.
(Planned) Ability to transform OLE excel tables into DNG artifact HTML tables.  


Migration of History data

Ability to save DOORS object history and import it into either an attribute or initial content of a "primary text" attribute.

Possibility to make a link back to original object in case of migration without the history (recommended option).

High Automation Level

The tool have API in order to create automation for:

  • Artifact creation and mapping
  • Attribute creation and mapping
  • Link Type creation
  • Project area & component creation
  • GCM creation
  • Creation of views, folders, streams and baselines
  • Create User in Jazz
  • Assign Group to the User


  • Rich text into attributes
  • DXL Layouts into string attributes
  • Ability to convert attributes into embedded artifacts (i.e. for parametrization)
  • Transformations of pictures


  • object view to component stream
  • attribute harmonization
  • maping of custom object types to artifact types

OLE Object Handling

  • Migration of OLE from attribute into primary text (merge) or as linked artifact (link to base artifact)
  • Ability to migrate pictures as embedded or standalone artifacts. Linking of embedded pictures to its artifacts (as base artifact link)


Error handling prior and after the migration

Test Management

(Planned) Test on each object with proof that the artifact was migrated from DOORS to DNG properly

Technical Informations

  • Concurrent loading from DOORS to DNG
  • Usage of internal DB during Migration, which allows flexible linking after the migration of the data
  • Possibility to resume of the migration process in case of a disruption


Flexible for any customer use case

All migrations are different.  We have built this solution, because the traditional ways of migrating were not sufficient for our and our customer needs.

This video show first release of the solution.



Development of specific APIs

The tool is able to to custom migration due to the fact that we have created our own APIs.

Monday, 07 March 2022 11:39

Filter History

In order that DNG traces all the changes in artifacts, which could be seen in the "Artifacts History" page. Softacus developed an extension that allows users to filter this history directly in a module without need of opening history separately in new window or tab.

User Interface



As you can see on the left, UI of this extensions is containing filters. You can filter by:

  • Start Date - together with end date it specifies the date range of the changes that should be displayed
  • End Date - together with start date it specifies the date range of the changes that should be displayed
  • Users - you could choose from which user you want to show the changes
  • Changeset - indicates what type of change you want to see. Changeset filter contains the following options:
    • Insert
    • Update
    • Delete
    • Edit
    • Create
    • Import


Displaying the Changes


changeslist fh

fh collapsiblebuttons  

deletedartifact changes

As mentioned, the widget is diplaying the changes directly in its UI, so there is no need to open additional tab or window (or just navigate to other pages). 

After you click "Filter History" button, extension will fetch all the changes matching with your set of filters, and it will list them under each other as collapsible button for every artifact ID. Every collapsible button of artifact ID contains all the changes for specific artifact.

There are displayed all changes in following way:

  • Green - changes in the module
  • Red - changes in the artifact that was already deleted from the module
  • Black - artifact is still existing and contains changes

 If you click on "Changeset" in the list of changes, you will be navigated directly to the Artifact History page of DNG.




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.

Support and 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.

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