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Sep 29, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)
In this webinar you’ll see the integrated lifecycle process of the ELM suite of tools extended to source code management and build results. You’ll also see the traceability links from every modified source file to the tasks that drove the effort, the requirements that defined the need, the tests that validated the changes, and the build results that that provide a summary of changes from build to build.

This is session 5 of 7 that covers the IBM ELM tool suite.

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is the leading platform for today’s complex product and software development. ELM extends the functionality of standard ALM tools, providing an integrated, end-to-end solution that offers full transparency and traceability across all engineering data. From requirements through testing and deployment, ELM optimizes collaboration and communication across all stakeholders, improving decision- making, productivity and overall product quality.

Presented by: Jim Herron of Island Training

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




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.


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


  • 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


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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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)


  • 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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