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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.

 

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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

Printscreen

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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This extension allows users to compare the current module with modules from other configurations. The script will display changes of sections, attributes, or changed links. Upon generating, you can also click on an artifact which will take you to the artifact in your current configuration.


User interface

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Description

This extension is intended for very quick comparison of your module against another configuration, usually stream against previous version (baseline).

Problem to solve

This extension allows users to compare the current module with the same module in another other configurations. Default configuration is the last baseline of the current stream. The script will quickly display which artifacts have changed. Blue color means changed, yellow means new artifact and grey with red strike through means deleted artifact.

Features

Show only changes

Per default, the extension show only the changed artifacts, including their Heading parents and siblings. This was done in order to show changes also for very big modules with very few changes. If you want to show the whole module explorer tree, then click on Expand button

Expand Button 

Expand Button (+) allows you to expand the entire module with all changes. Due the very big sizes of sime modules the sctions with no changes are shown but collapsed. This allows user to expand it manually, but there is no need to do that due to no change in the chapter.

Collapse Button

Collapse Button (-) allows you to shown only the parts of the module with changes. You will se also unchanged Parent Heading in order to be able to identify the sections where the changes has been done

Jump to Artifact

The user has the ability to click on any artifact in the CMC Widget , and this will show and highlight the relevant section in the module.

Full Compare

This Button allows you to open DNG native comparison of the configurations. The adavantage is that you can do it with 1 click instead of 8-10 clicks which would be required to get to this comparison. Full compare screen will also allow you to see changed links. CMC widget does copare only textual changes due to the fact that link changes on artifacts do not change the "Modified On" attribute.

Rich Text Direct Compare

The changed Primary text can be compared directly in the widget without initialting "Full Compare". If there afre no changes shown, this means that some other attribute than "Primary Text" was changed in the artifact.

Explanation and features

Restrictions

  • The script cannot be executed outside the module
  • The links in the module are not color coded in the Extension and are compared only "Full Compare" view
  • The script does not work in changeset (yet)

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Upon opening, a dropdown will append where you can choose which configuration to compare
  3. After clicking the button, the script will then look for all changes and will print them out.

How Comparison Works

Use Cases:

1) User is in a  stream (local or gc) - default comparison is with the last baseline
1) User is in a  baseline (local or gc) - default comparison is with the initial stream

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 the user to view in which configurations is your module located, create a baseline and check whether the artifact is in each configuration. The script cannot be executed outside of the module.


User interface

baselinescript.PNG

Explanation and features

  • You can see all configurations that contain the module you're in right now
  • You can also create a baseline, specifying its name and description
  • After selecting an artifact you are also able to check whether an artifact is in configuration or not

Restrictions

  • The script cannot be executed outside of the module

Watch a video and learn more:

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Configurations are listed under each other
    • You can click on configuration, which will take you to the other configuration you clicked on
    • You can select an artifact in a module, it will then print next to each configuration if the artifact is present
  3. You can click the "Create Baseline" button  which will unwrap a form
    • You can specify its name and its description (the name will always be ModuleName + Input from baseline name)

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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This extension allows users to filter specific comments in artifacts in Modules. You can specify what comments Contains, who is the Author, from when to when the comment was updated, if it's resolved and what's its' priority.


User interface 

Comment filter:

FilterComments.PNG

Attribute filter:

LinksAttributesFilterArtifacts.PNG

Explanation and features

  • You can specify what comments Contains, who is the Author, from when to when the comment was updated, if it's resolved and what's its' priority
  • The script then prints all artifacts which comments are equal to the query
  • The script can also query Review Comments but the query is limited

Additional functions:

  • You can filter by a specific link, a specific attribute, and if it is any value, or contains any value.

Restrictions

  • The script cannot be executed outside of the module

Watch a video and learn more:

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Make your own filter based on possible parameters
    • If any params are filled in, the script will log all artifacts that have a comment in them
  3. The extension then prints artifacts into 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.

Contact page!

This extension allows users to remove all formating from artifacts (including headings, paragraphs ...). This extension is able to select artifacts and then work with just selected ones. Requires to be started in a module.


User interface

remove_formatting_pic.PNG

Explanation and features

  • Removes formatting from the artifact
  • Able to select artifacts and then work with just selected ones

Restrictions

  • Requires to be started in a 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.

Watch a video and learn more:

How to use this extension:

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Click on Remove Formatting Button
    • If an artifact is selected, the selected ones will be processed
  3. The extension then automatically refreshes the page

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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This extension allows users to create a collection of artifacts in the Module. You can specify the folder where you want your Collection created. The selection of artifacts and creation of Collections is possible in Module only.


Explanation and features

  • You can specify the folder where you want your Collection created
  • You can choose the exact artifact type through the dropdown menu listing all collection types
  • You can write your own name for your Collection

Restrictions

  • The selection of artifacts and creation of Collections is possible in Module only.

Watch a video and learn more

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Select artifacts that you want in your new Collection
  3. Specify folder name and collection name
  4. Choose Collection type from the dropdown menu
  5. Click on the "CREATE" button.

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 different attribute values in pie charts, including percentages and counts. It has the ability to filter attributes. Selection is written in the cache (the selected items will stay selected in another module).


User interface

Description

This extension is intended to show a user a quick overview of the module base on the attribute that users choose for the generation of the chart only two parameters are required; artifact type + any attribute 

Problem to solve

This extension is used to get a quick overview of the module without JRS application. It also automatically detects module global configuration and allows users to jump between the modules and get an overview with minimal setup requirements. This extension is usually needed by requirements engineers and managers who need the visual status of the module. 

Features

Show visual pie chart

 Users can choose artifact type and attribute from the dropdown and generate a chart. Currently, only one artifact type per chart is possible. 

Display several charts  

If you need three or more charts at the same time then you can do it using this addon. For example, if you have two types of requirements in the same module this feature becomes useful 

Store request in the cache 

You can set the charts of your interest and the widget will store them in the cache. You can then return to this module at a later point in time and get the result without setup.  

Jump between the modules 

You can make one request and explore several modules at the same time without setup 

Remove chart in the widget 

This feature removes your request from the widget and deletes it in the cache.

Restrictions

  • This widget currently does not take module filters in the configurations

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Choose artifact type (obviously modules and collections will not work)
  3. Choose an attribute 
  4. Click on the button "Create chart" 

Printscreen

 

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!

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!

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