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This extension provides users with a structured overview of all projects to which their user has access. It allows the user to dive into application project areas, component flow folders, and down to the module level.


User interface

 

 

Description

Currently is in the ELM Jazz platform hard to see the overview of to project and switch between applications, and project components applications. This extension provides DNG users with the ability to view the complete structure of projects without leaving the module in which the user is working. This extension provides users with a structured overview of all projects to which they user has access. It allows the user to dive into application project areas, component flow folders, and down to the module level. Each project can be developed from the project level to the level of project components, streams/baselines/change sets, and folder level to the level of individual modules. This entire overview is displayed to users in a mini dashboard. This entire overview is displayed to users in a mini dashboard.

Problem to solve

Doors Next Generation does not have the same ability to provide users with a quick overview of projects and project components as it was in Doors Classic. Currently, it is difficult for DNG users to get an overview, navigate within projects, and switch between applications, and applications of project components if the user has a large number of projects on the ELM Jazz platform. The extension developed by Softacus allows the user to quickly organize within applications. This extension provides a complete overview of all projects that the user has access to. develop from the project level to the level of project components, streams/baselines/change sets, and folder level to the level of individual modules. This entire report is space-saving - the report is displayed to users in a mini dashboard.

Features

Handle multiple application servers

The extension is capable of handling several application servers (rm, rm1, ccm, qm, gcm) when accessed by a user.

Saving to cache

Open structures are cached so that the customer can focus on the project they are interested in

Jump to Module

The user is able to dive into application project areas, component flow folders, and down to the module level. After clicking on a module, the selected module will open.

Grouping of components

The script reads the information in the description of each component. If the user is sorted into groups, this grouping will also be shown in the user's mini dashboard. This information must be included in the description of the component in the form of, for example, [Group A].

How to use this extension

  1. Add a widget from the catalog by the name Project Explorer (PEX)
  2. After adding the script, a project drop-down menu appears where you can drill down into application project areas, component flow folders, and down to the module level
  3. After clicking on a module, the selected module will open

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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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

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DOORS Tables

Our application has the ability to transform DOORS Tables into DNG HTML Tables within the DNG Artifact.
Also, we support the 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).

(Currently in development) Import from specific DOORS baseline.

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
  • Automated assignment of Group to the User

Conversions

  • Rich text into attributes
  • DXL Layouts into string attributes
  • Ability to convert attributes into embedded artifacts (i.e. for parametrization)
  • Transformations of pictures. We support png, jpeg, jpg. Due to DNG limitations, .wmf and .svg are not supported

Links

  • Recreation of links within the project area
  • Recreation of links within the component
  • Recreation of links across project areas
  • Recreation of links across components with GC context

Splitting of Data

  • Split to several components 
  • Split to project areas
  • Split to several servers
  • Split of data by view to several streams
  • Stream Updates

Profiles per Each project

The solution have customizable possibilities (currently via YAML file) to set up a profile for migration of each project

Migration of Views

The solution supports migration of view (beta)
Some views are non-compatible in DNG, and we tag them

Lightning Speed

We have developed a concept how to avoid thousands/millions of calls to DNG

Example 10 000 artifacts 150 seconds

Statistics

  • PA Size
  • Modules size
  • Number of attributes
  • Number of artifacts

Validator

  • checks count and data
  • count object types attribute types
  • views
  • links

Mapping

  • Object view to component stream
  • Attribute harmonization
    • Possible automated cleanup of the data
  • Mapping of custom object types to artifact types
  • Storage of mapping per each execution
  • Sandboxing  -migrate test and improve

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)

Notifications

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

Other Advanges

  • Keep reference to DOORs classic
  • 60 widgets available from Softacus for DNG with mainly common architecture. Widget are resolving several gaps and increase user experience in DNG
  • Support for Tags,
  • Handling of huge project data
  • Own migration server and infrastructure for Migration
  • Unicode special symbols handling
  • Nested symbols handling
  • Incompatibility checks
  • Attributes merging
  • We can recreate DXL scripts in Js Java and Python or other language if required

Technical Information

  • 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.

 

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Development of specific APIs

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

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:
    • Delete
    • Edit
    • Create

 

 

 

  

 

Description

This extension provides DNG users with the ability to view changes made to the displayed module without the user having to leave the module they are working in and open the artifact history in a new window. The developed extension from Softacus allows users to quickly and time-savingly view the history of changes in the module in which they are currently located. The change report will be displayed directly in this extension of your mini dashboard. It contains information about the user who made the change, the exact date and time the artifact change was created, and the artifact ID. In the artifact change report, the changes are color coded just like in the DNG. In case the user does not choose any filter, this extension will show him all types of changes made by any user for 1 week (7 days), which is set as an auto filter. This extension also offers the possibility to filter changes based on your chosen criteria, which can be: the date interface, the user who made the change, or the type of change. Changes are displayed in the report in chronological order from the last change made. This extension displays changes not only in Primary text but also records the creation/change/deletion of links, comments, and other attributes.

Problem to solve

Tracking all changes in artifacts in DNG is currently time and labor-intensive. Currently, this is only possible via the "History of Artifacts" page. Softacus has developed an extension that allows users to filter this history directly in the module without opening the history separately in a new window or tab. The entire history of an open module can be viewed in a widget in your mini dashboard with a few clicks. In addition to a complete change history report, this script can be used to filter based on the date interface, the user who made the change, or the type of change.

Features

Report of changes

This extension to see and filter changes made across the module. Information about these changes will be displayed directly in the extension in your mini dashboard. In the displayed report you will find information: the user who made the change, the date and exact time the change was saved, and the ID of the changed artifact. Changes are arranged in the report in descending order based on the date (the last change in the module is displayed first). If a larger number of changes were created for the selected period, there are paginated by 20 items.

Filtering changes based on:

Start date and End date 

This data determines the change display date interface. If the user does not choose his start date and end date, the extension will display changes for the last week (7 days).

Users

You can choose which user you want to see changes from. If the user does not select any user, the report will display the changes made to the module by any user.

Type of Change

Indicates what type of change you want to see. This filter contains the following options:

All (default) as is - filter from module history

Edit = UserXY modified resource

Create = UserXY modified module structure - added

Delete = UserXY modified module structure - removed

Color resolution

In the report, all changes made in the module are colored for easy orientation. The color difference of the changes is the same as DNG - yellow background color = "create"; blue background color = "edit"; gray background color + red text color = "delete".

Show details about the type of changes

Using the drop-down menu, the user can expand each change record either individually or in the header for all. After clicking on the link, the user will be redirected to the changeset, where there is a detailed record of the specific change.

Restrictions

  • This extension works only in the module

How to use this extension

  1. Add a widget from the catalog by the name Filter History (FIH)
  2. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  3. Select the start date and end date
  4. Select the user whose changes you want to see
  5. Select types of changes
  6. Click on the "Filter History" button

Video:

 

Price

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.

Contact page!

The RAAPA add-on provides any user without an administrator role the ability to request access to a specific project area. 

 

User interface

 raapa image 1

 raapa image 2

Description

This extension provides DOORS Next Generation users who do not have an administrator role in the project area the ability to request access to a specific area of the project. If the user is not an administrator, he does not have access to the selected project area. This extension offers the option to such a user to "Request access". The button will automatically send an email to predefined administrators and also to users with specific roles (optional).

Limitation

  • Admin needs to authorize himself on each application (at least open them) to gain access to all project areas
  • If the admin does not have access to all project areas, it affects other users by a limited number of project areas on the server
  • A server-side script needs to be running on a port

 

Features

Communication between the server side and the plugin

By continuous communication between server-side add-on (written in Node JS) and client-side add-on (a widget), it makes a system that can be used for ELM applications, such as QM, RM, CCM, and GC.

Differentiation of users

The server side of the script distinguishes admins, which categorizes users as admins and non-admins.

Automatically updated table

When the admin is logged in, a table with project areas is updated.

Automatically send an email

Non-admin has not got access to the selected project area and RAAPA offers him to request it by pressing a 'Request Access' button. The button automatically sends an email to predefined administrators and also users with specific roles (optional).

Future possibilities

  • Data storage can be moved into a cloud service instead of the server-side script - this would not require an open port for communication
  • Ability to update the table for any administrator who has full access, which would be distinguished by script
  • The range of applications can be extended

 

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 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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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.

 

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!

Import Repair is DNG out-of-the-box extension provided by IBM which can help you to create a module hierarchy with a one-click operation. For running import repair extension you can use any custom attribute of string


User Interface

As you can see in the picture below the interface of this extension is simple. 

ImportRepairUI

Explanation and features

Preparation

For running import repair extension you can use any custom attribute of string format which will contain the depth indicator. Depth indicator is a number defining the depth of the artifact, for example:

  • Depth indicator 1 - first-level artifact (section 1, 2, 3, 4.....)
  • Depth indicator 2 - second-level artifact (section 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1.....)
  • Depth indicator 3 - third level artifact (section 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 2.1.1, 3.1.3.....)

How to use this extension

Instructions

  1. Create custom attributes of string data type 
  2. Assign this attribute to the corresponding artifact types
  3. Open the module
  4. Add the attributes into the view and check if the depth indicator is defined 
  5. Run the extension

ImportRepairDifferencies

Result Messages

Result messages informed you if the execution is progressing, finished or if you have error:

  • Execution in progress

Executioninprogress

  • Execution finished

ExecutionFinished

  • Error

Error

 

Watch a video and learn more


Limitations

  • the attribute which indicates the depth of artifacts must be a string
  • the extension is working only with number values
  • if the depth indicator attribute has a sequence 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 error message will appear and it must be corrected to 1 - 2 - 3 - 2 - (and then it's possible to assign a value 1 to the next artifact) 

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

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us. Also if you need our support with some problem that you encountered contact us immediately.

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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Module Explorer is an out-of-the-box DNG extension provided by IBM and it allows you to see a hierarchy of the module in your mini-dashboard, filter the artifacts in the widget and search for certain characters/words or expressions in the module.


User interface

SelectArtifact

Explanation and features

How to use this extension

  1. Create/Open module with artifacts hierarchy
  2. Make sure that artifacts are demoted correctly (if not you can have problems with collapsing and expanding the sections and module will not be displayed correctly)
  3. Add the extension to your mini-dashboard

Functionalities

The base functionality of this extension is to show the user the whole hierarchy in the module, make it more clear and also scroll the user screen, and mark in module artifact that was selected also in the extension.

Additional functionalities:

  • Filter only for Headings - when this checkbox is selected you will see only Heading artifacts

FilterHeadings

  • Collapse At Level - this option offers you the possibility to see only the selected number of artifact depth levels

CollapseLevel

  • Searching Function - widget text field entry that allows you to filter out the artifacts which don't contain the expression that you are searching for. If the artifact which contains searched expression has a parent artifact, also the parent is displayed in the widget.

Searching

Notes

  • for Heading artifact type attribute "Name" is displayed (can be customized)
  • for other artifact types attribute "Content" is displayed (can be customized)

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 administrators and users to view other users across other project areas, allows adding roles to a specific user’s, and allows to add a user to a project area he's not in.


Explanation and features

IBM Jazz manages role and access right from a project area perspective. You can see in each project area who has access and which roles. However, if you are an admin and you would like to see access for a specific user then this is not easy to do that. The purpose of this add-on is to solve this problem.

Features:

  • Show users, view them across project areas, view their roles, and if they are in the project area
  • Display user access to the project areas
  • Add user to project area via simple clicking on the "+" button
  • Add roles to a user for the specific project area

How to use this extension

  1. Be in JTS or RM, expand the widget
  2. Select the user and click "Show"
    • If you wish to add a user to a project area, there will be a plus on the left side
    • If you wish to add roles to a user, there will be a plus on the right side with a popup window
      • After selecting roles, there will be X and checkmark. If you wish to continue, press the checkmark and roles will be updated

Watch a video and learn more:

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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