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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.


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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This extension is able to change link direction of a link or convert it to other link. For example, you can change "Link To" to "Link From" or "Link To" to Satisfied By".


User interface

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Problem to solve

After deployment of DNG projects and components, you might find out that you have set up the source and destination link in the wrong direction. This happens when you start to use global configuration, and you would like to set up a link from stream to baseline. 
The other use case is the one, where you decide to use more link types or merge links into one link type.
All mentioned examples could mean that you have to delete and add several thousands of links manually. This extension does the link change for you. On top of that, we have also implemented link validity retention (if you have it enabled) and cross component linking.

 

Limitation

  • Extension is working only with DNG Links
  • Base artifacts are processed only with option "Selected artifacts" so you can process only 200 at a time

 

Prerequisites

  • There are no specific prerequisites: Every Project area have Link types (at least the system ones) created.
  • When the link restrictions are enabled then you need to make sure that requested linktype to be created is allowed
  • For custom link creation across components, RDF URI must be setup in both configurations.
  • When linking to baseline, only outgoing link is possible to create/delete and only on the stream side (standard DNG intended limitation)

 

Features

Change Link

This extension will change direction or full link type for selected or all module artifacts

Links Across Components

The solution works in local non gc enabled environment, local gc enabled environment and in global configuration as well

Keep Link Validity

The links which are changed (swapped) are keeping their Link validation status (currently without comments) if such feature is enabled

 

How to use this extension:

Use Case 1: Change Link type for specific artifact in a Module

  1. Open Module and select artifact which shall be transformed
  2. Choose Link type which shall be converted from dropdown
  3. Choose Link type into which the artifact shall be changed from dropdown
  4. Choose "Selected Artifacts" radio button
  5. Click "Change" Button

Result: Links for Selected artifact(s) are changed. Link Validity is preserved

Use Case 2: Change Link type for all artifacts in a Module

  1. Open Module
  2. Choose Link type which shall be converted from dropdown
  3. Choose Link type into which the artifact shall be changed from dropdown
  4. Choose "All Artifacts in this module" radio button
  5. Click "Change" Button

Result: Links for Selected artifact(s) are changed. Link Validity is preserved

Use Case 3: Change Link type for specific base artifacts 

  1. Open Folder containing base artifacts and select artifact which shall be transformed
  2. Choose Link type which shall be converted from dropdown
  3. Choose Link type into which the artifact shall be changed from dropdown
  4. Choose "Selected Artifacts" radio button
  5. Click "Change" Button

Result: Links for Selected artifact(s) are changed. Link Validity is preserved

 

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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 to users store pictures, tables, text documents, and other files.


User interface

   

 

Problem to solve

Thanks to this extension users can store different types of files from modules and from folders too. That is possible in the following ways:

  • In module(s) (documents) and (as by default, as a base artifact in:
    • As a standalone artifact(s)
    • As an embedded artifact(s) in another text artifact (s)
  • In the folder(s) – to reuse them across several modules 

 

Features

Selecting Artifact Type

The widget contains a dropdown selection for selecting Artifact Type. There are possible multi selections.

Selecting Folder

In a non-module context, users are able to choose the folder from which the files should be downloaded. The widget contains a dropdown selection for selecting the Folder from which selected artifact types should be downloaded. There are possible multi selections.

Selecting types of files for downloaded

The widget contains two checkboxes for selecting whether the embedded or standalone files should be downloaded in module context. 

Remembering the settings

The extension keeps its settings when users switch from one module to another.

 

How to use this extension:

  1. Add a widget from the catalog by the name Export Files (EF)
  2. Open Component
  3. Choose Artifact Type(s) from the dropdown
  4. In a non-module context, choose Folder(s) from the dropdown
  5. Choose whether the embedded or standalone files or both of them should be downloaded.
  6. Click on the button “Export files”

 

 

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 check regularly each services in each ELM application in IBM Jazz and informs the administrator of the system about the issues via email.

User interference

 

 

Problem to solve

When a Jazz application have any error, then the administrator does not know until the business users complain about some issues which was caused due to this error. This could be server not running or link index discrepancy or system clock is working incorrect etc. The purpose of this extension is to quickly and proactively prevent such issues.

 

Features

Works for app applications which supports diagnostics (i.e. rm, ccm, qm, jts; but also )

Ability to set:

  • email server settings (see nodemailer.com/message)
  • jazz server domain
  • Ability to send messages only after the email was set to correct or incorrect state (no spamming)
  • Frequency of diagnostics check (default is 5 min)

 

Messages

  • Error
  • Warning
  • Success
  • Rights for the admin user removed (i.e. "Permission denied")
  • Server does not respond
  • Unhandled errors

 

Printscreens

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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 a user to detect duplicated views and delete them from the selected module.


User interface

 

Problem to solve

Thanks to this extension users can delete duplicate views from the module with a few clicks. All views with the same name in the same scope are decided as duplicated. Since users are requested for confirmation in case the name for the manually created view is matching to the existing view (views) - this is the responsibility of a user.
This extension deletes duplicates of one view, the user selects an item representing a view in the list of found views and clicks the button "delete". After this, all views of this set except the selected one are deleted.

Features

List of the views

Users can run a search of duplicated views and receive a list of duplicates sorted by creation date.

If there are several views with the same name, then there are displayed only the newest and the oldest plus the number of how many of them exist with that name

Details of views

When the user puts the cursor on one of the views from the list of the views, there will be displayed information, added by the extension containing the date of creation, creator, scope, and if this view is a personal or shared

Search views button

Clicking on this button initiates a search of views in the current context (module or artifacts)

Delete duplicates’ button

Clicking on this button deletes duplicates

Request for confirmation

The extension requests confirmation for the deletion of duplicates.

 

How to use this extension:

  1. Add a widget from the catalog by the name Delete Duplicated Views (DDV)
  2. Open Module
  3. Click on the button “Search views”
  4. Choose views from the list which of the duplicated views you want to be deleted
  5. Click on the button “Delete duplicities”
  6. Click "OK" into the request confirmation for the deletion of duplicates

 

Printscreens

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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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FMEA by Softacus


What is FMEA?

FMEA or Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, is a systematic and proactive method for evaluating a process to identify where and how it might fail and to assess the relative impact of different failures, in order to identify the parts of the process that are most in need of change.

Split and Join was developed by Softacus and providing you the possibilities to split or merge artifacts content. the artifact content must contain at least two paragraphs.


User interface 

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Description

This extension splits a artifacts in DOORS NG Module into several smaller artifacts. This extension also joins several selected artifacts together.

Problem to solve

This extension is mainly used when a user needs to quickly join or split artifacts in few clicks. This is often after the import of the data from Word into the DNG Module

Join Artifacts

The join function is often needed after import of artifacts into DNG from a Word or text document. The artifacts (i.e. Information) would often be imported as several artifacts and often user would like to join several artifacts into one single artifact

Split Artifacts

When your text contains 2 or more requirements, you would like to split them in order to assign specific attributes and link to each of these requirements. This extension helps you to divide several sentences which are together in one artifact, into several single artifacts with single sentences.

Limitations

Currently, the join function works in a way where it is important to notice which artifacts you select and in which order.

User guide

Split Artifacts:

  1. Open Module
  2. Mark a single artifact, which shall be to be divided into several artifacts. This artifact should have several paragraphs
  3. Select delimiter  
    1. Paragraph - this means after every "Enter" the artifact will be split
    2. Bullet list - this means after every "Bullet point <li>" the artifact will be split
    3. Numbered List - this means after every "Numbered line <li>" the artifact will be split
  4. Click Split Button

Result: Artifact is divided into several smaller artifacts of the same type.

Join Artifacts:

  1. Open Module
  2. Mark several artifacts, which shall be to be joined into a single artifact. It is important to notice the sequence of your clicks.. The artifact will be joined in the sequence of your clicks. If you want to keep the current sequence, then click in the vertical sequence.
  3. Click Join Button

Result: Artifacts are joined into single artifact. The first clicked artifact is enhanced, and the other artifacts are deleted. Sequence is according to user clicks.

Render preview:

Display text preview, so user know how this artifact will look like after the action

Future Features

Artifacts shall be joined in the same sequence as they are in the module even if the creation modification date is not in sequence AND even if user did not click the items in the proper order

After merge the sequence of artifacts must be the same as before merge.

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 convert links of text artifacts from module context link to base links. It can convert many links in a short time. It can process more than 200 artifacts at a time in one source module.


User Interface

  

Description

This extension can convert text artifact links from module context links to base links. The change is made on the current page (in a module that is currently used by a user) of the link. This Switcher converts links of one Link type at the same time. 

Problem to solve

This extension is mainly used when users want to convert base links to model links and vice versa. It converts many links in a short time in the module that the user is currently using. Users can also convert only one link type.

Features

Convert each link into a module

This extension converts all module links to base links or vice versa 

Convert only choose Link type

The links that will be changed are only the links of the selected Link type

Convers many links

It can convert many inks in a short time. It can process more than 200 artifacts at the time in one source module

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Add widget from the catalog by name links converterň
  3. If you want to convert only one link type then you need to choose link which you want to convert. If you don't select any type, each link will be converted
  4. Choose whether you want to convert the links to base or module
  5. Clik on the button "Convert"

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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.
  • Converting links can take some time

Possible use:

  • Standardization of links, for example, for reports
  • Preparing for migration

Future Features

It works on selected artifacts. Selection is by a user using checkboxes.

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!

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


 

User interface

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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.

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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

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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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