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This extension allows user log all artifact that is in a specific folder. This extension is also able to query a specific folder based on the name of the folder and log into console all artifact that is included in the folder.


User Interface

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Explanation and features

  • Logs into console all artifact that is included in the folder
  • Able to query specific folder based on the name of the folder

Restrictions

  • Requires to be started in specific Project Area

How to use this extension

  1. Open a Project Area in DNG
  2. Write the folders' name
    • If the script doesn't find a folder, it will pop a message
  3. Press F12 to open Console, where all artifacts are logged

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 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

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Description

This extension allows users to remove all formatting from artifacts, including headings and paragraphs. 

Problem to solve

This extension allows users to remove any formatting and embedded artifact files. When run, the script removes all formatting and embedded files (tables, images) of artifacts in the entire module. The user is able to select the artifacts and then the script will only work with the selected ones. Softacus has developed an extension that allows users to remove the formatting of artifacts and embedded files in a module without manually editing each artifact individually. This whole process can be started with a widget in your mini dashboard with just one click. After finishing the process, the script automatically refreshes the page.

Restrictions

  • It is required to run in the module. If the user tries to run the script outside of the module, it will not work and a message will appear advising the user to work from the module

How to use this extension

  1. Add a widget from the catalog by the name Remove Formatting (RF)
  2. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  3. Click on the button "Convert"

Result: Each formatted artifact in the module will be converted

OR

  1. Add a widget from the catalog by the name Remove Formatting (RF)
  2. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  3. Select the artifacts you want to convert
  4. Click on the button "Convert"

Result: Only the selected artifacts in the module will be converted

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.

How to use this extension

  1. Add a widget from the catalog by the name Collection Creation (CCR)
  2. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  3. Select artifacts that you want in your new Collection
  4. Specify folder name and collection name
  5. Choose Collection type from the dropdown menu
  6. Click on the "CREATE" button.

 

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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 is allowed users to see changes between different streams in the same module in the mini dashboard of the user. It is allowed to accept or refuse these changes in your or the other streams. Streams are compared instantly and all of them. Users have the ability to mark the checkboxes of each artifact and this artifact is compared automatically with other streams

In many cases users would like to have a variant management using several streams. This means that a requirement can exist in several streams with different requirements, text or attributes. This Add-on is useful for clients with enabled Global configuration management in DNG.
The add-on is used mainly in companies with many similar versions of the products where the streams need to be managed efficiently and quickly.


User interface

 

 

Problem to solve

Thanks to this extension users have a better overview of the changes across different streams in the same module. You can control differences between artifacts without having to use change sets. Users can push changes in the current configuration to one or more other streams, which are compared. They can update several streams at the same time. 

 

Features

Comparison several streams

Users have control about differences between artifacts without having to use change sets.

Push changes to one or more compared streams

Users can push changes in the current configuration to one or more other streams, which are compared.

Automatic arrangement of attribute types

The script automatically arranges the attribute types in all compared streams in the same order as they are arranged in the current stream. This makes it easier for the user to track changes.

It processes various data types
  • Enumeration (except Artifact type)

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Add widget from the catalog by name Links Switcher
  3. Click on the artifact

In the mini dashboard, you can see the overview of the changes in different streams.

  1. After clicking on the first arrow you can copy attribute to the current stream from another stream

OR

  1. After clicking on the second arrow you can copy attribute to compare the stream

 

Printscreens

  • Option - copy attribute to compared stream

 

  • Option - copy attribute to this stream




  • Message - successful update

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.

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!

DOORS NG TrainingTraining based on Rational Publishing Engine Version 6.0.6.1 and later

Type:               Instructor-led Classroom
Duration:        2 days (8 hours/day)

Level:              Intermediary/Advanced
Location:        Remote or Onsite (World-Wide)
Language:      English

Audience:       Individuals responsible for generating documentation from different IBM and non-IBM apps
Prerequisites:  

    • Basic knowledge of XML language and XML schema definitions
    • Basic knowledge of CLM suite
    • Some knowledge of OOP concept and Javascript language

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" 

 

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!

The script is finding strings in the primary text of the module artifacts and replaces them either with pictures or with the artifacts of your choice. The embedded artifacts and pictures can also be automatically linked (via base artifact) with a link of your choice.


User Interface:

Version 1:

Capture.PNG

Version 2:

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Explanation and features

  • Ability to embed artifacts into the primary text of another artifact
  • Ability to embed pictures into the primary text of another artifact
  • Ability to link embedded artifact/pictures based on customer's choice

Explanation of version 1:

  • Request was to replace each "figure" with picture and "ref" with artifact
  • This was all done by searching pictures in 3 folders with specific attributes that match each "figure" or "ref"
  • The script then finds each picture and artifact, embeds it and creates "Embeds" base link

Explanation of version 2:

  • Request was to embed "RV", which are artifacts, from one module to another
  • User collects all "RV"s in first module using button Collect RV, then clicking Embed button in second module
  • This has worked based on custom attributes aswell as creating base artifact link "Embeds"

Restrictions

  • The script cannot be executed outside of the module

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. After opening, a button appears. Upon clicking on it, the script will do all the work.

 

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 article aims to help the user with the process of deploying templates to the DOORS Next Generation.

The official procedure is described by IBM here:
https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RRCCustomRRDGReportsWalkthrough

In brief, you can deploy the template to DOORS NG easily steps:

The purpose of this article is to make an overview of options you have when you have a need for reuse of artifacts like requirements, specifications, contracts or event full lifecycle management projects in IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management Platform (IBM Jazz).

This article will be improved several times but the intention is not to describe everything since this is done in the consulting engagement.

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