Displaying items by tag: Artifact

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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

 

artifact-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.

 

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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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This extension allows you to create a Link between two artifacts in DNG according to certain rules. You can specify rules that take into account the following parameters: Types of linked artifacts, Link type, Artifact placement.


User Interface

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Explanation and features

  • You can specify rules that take into account the following parameters: Types of linked artifacts, Link type, Artifact placement. Artifacts in DNG can be in multiple modules at the same time or in folders (basic form).
  • The information about the linking rules is taken from a specifically configured artifact, making them easy to change for a specific project. It allows you to create many rules in a short time.
  • You can select artifacts through the DNG interface or through the widget dialog boxes as you like.
  • The system will prompt you with messages and help you even if you are wrong.

Restrictions

  • The creation of a link is supported only between two artifacts at a time

How to use this extension

  • Open Module (for Module Links) or Folder (for Base Links) in DOORS NG
  • Add the Addon into your Mini Dashboard or if you already have it in the Mini Dashboard but you don't see it expand the widget window.

    Expand Widget
  • Select the first artifact (that could be done in the artifact area on the right)

    Select Artifact
  • Or open a dialog box with the choice of an artifact by clicking on the "..." button, in which you can also select the first artifact and after you press the "OK" button the artifact will be selected

    Use Button

    Select Artifact UI
  • In the list that appears, select the artifact in the necessary from the available modules

    Selected Artifact
  • Then select the required type of the link

    Select Link Type
  • Select the second artifact from the left or through the dialog box and indicate its location

    Select Second Artifact
  • Click on the "Create Link" button

    Create Link
  • If the operation was completed without errors, you will see the following message

    Success Message

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.

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In Doors NG there are three types of templates - Project Area Template, Module Template, and Artifact Template. All of these templates can be managed on the project administration Templates page.

Config. Management enabled =  Manage Component Properties --> Templates --> Component or Artifact Templates (in the left sidebar)
Config. Management disabled= Manage Project Properties --> Templates --> Project or Artifact Templates (in the left sidebar)

This extension allows users to generate, set, and structure artifacts in the module based on the specified rules.


Explanation and features

Features:

  • Allows the user to add all types of artifacts into the module
  • Allows the user to choose module structure according to Number and PUID attributes
  • Users can add anytime and easily RPE Tags

 

Restrictions

  • Requires to be executed in the module. If a user tries to start the script outside of the module it will not work and the message will be displayed advising the user to work from the module.

How to use this extension

  • Open a Module
  • Type PUIDs of desired artifacts
  • Add different types of RPE tags according to user needs
  • Click the button Generate document to generate the structure of artifacts in the module
  • Artifact structure is successfully generated.

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!

This extension allows users to show and change different attribute values from different project areas, components, and streams in tables. It shows artifact across different project areas, components, and streams


Explanation and features

  • Shows artifact across different project areas, components, and streams
  • Displays desired table of attributes of artifacts
  • Allows users to change specific attributes of artifacts
  • Redirects you to a specific artifact after clicking on ID

Restrictions

  • Requires to be executed in the module. If a user tries to start the script outside of the module it will not work and the message will be displayed advising the user to work from the module.

User Guide:

  1. Open a Module
  2. Select Artifact which you want to display and change
  3. Type comma-separated attributes, then press the button
    • The input is case sensitive
    • The script then remembers your choice of attributes
    • The script then remembers your settings for future use
    • User is allowed to change artifact attribute values
  4. Click on the button which will display a table

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.

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If you are looking for something that can filter certain artifacts in a module that contains many other unused artifacts, this extension is made for you. This extension allows users to show evaluate logical formulas to process relevant artifacts. This artifact is then copied or reused to the second module according to user specifications.


Explanation and features

  • Allows the user to filter specific artifacts based on logical formulas
  • Allows a user to enter and process logical formulas to filter relevant artifacts
  • Users can anytime reset logical results to default values
  • User can choose result module, where he wants to show filtered artifacts

Restrictions:

  • Requires to be executed in the module. If a user tries to start the script outside of the module it will not work and the message will be displayed advising the user to work from the module.

 

How to use this extension

All you will need is an attribute in which you'll have the "rule(s)", view(s) with the filter, and attribute for filtering the artifacts. "Formula" (it can be called however you want) is a string data type attribute. It is defining the certain rule(s) of filtering the artifacts in the module.

SpecGeneratorWidget

As you can see in the picture widget extension contains categories with questions.  In front of every question is a "question identifier". This identifier is used to recognize the question in the "Formula" attribute.

"Formula" string has a format of excel function:

[function]([question identifier]="[possible answer]")

Example:

IF(Q1="B") - this means that the artifact is relevant for the document (module) if question number 1 is set to value B in the widget.

"Relevant" - boolean data type attribute used for filtering the artifacts. Its default value is "true" because at the beginning we need all artifacts in the view. This attribute is automatically filled by an extension.

"View" - view with filter for "true" value of "Relevant" attribute.

 

Filtering the Artifacts

Fiter Module Button

If you want to filter the artifacts in the module based on rules, you must have set up all the things from the "Preparation" section. After that, click "Filter module". The extension will check the "Formula" attribute, compare them with the values that you defined in the widget, and based on the result it will make the "Relevant" attribute "true" or "false".

SpecGeneratorCheckingAttributes

Generating Documents

Generate Document Button

Generating Documents is the process of copying/reusing (for a better explanation of Reusing options in DOORS NG visit our Reuse Concepts and Options in DOORS Next Generation article) artifacts from the "master" module to the newly created module. The extension can copy also the artifact links.

By default, the extension is reusing "Heading" artifacts and copying all others. But it has also advanced options. In this setting, all Artifact Types are loaded in the currently opened module and you can choose if the artifacts should be reused or copied.

Additional Options

After you click the "Generate Document" button, you will be prompted to select the destination module from the "Module Picker"

Module Picker

and the process of reusing and copying is started.

Reset Relevant

Reset Relevant Button

This option will set the "true" value in the "Relevant" attribute for all artifacts in the module.

Possible Usecases

  • Generate Specifications with a subset of requirements based on your answered questions.
  • Create RFP requests based on the product, country, delivery partner, or any other need.
  • Generate Responses to RFP based on your customer requests and filter your product option based on complex dependencies.

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!

Option 1:  Project Area or Component Template

How to:

  1. In the current project go to Project or Component Properties > Templates
  2. Create New
  3. Click on data which you want to copy (if you click on Artifact then all artifact will be part of the template
  4. Create a new project area or component and use a template for creation (template must be downloaded and uploaded if you are porting to a new server)

Advantages:

  • Works also for porting to a new server
  • Links between artifacts are kept
  • project area properties are automatically saved
  • Are links within the project area/component are kept
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