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What data can be exported from a requirements management project

Naghmeh Namdar (31168) | asked Feb 01 '13, 12:22 p.m.


I need to move a number of artifact from one RRC project area to another in the same server.

The only solution that came to my mind was extracting artifacts from a saved filter, and then import it in the other project area.

However I need to understand the limitation and what fields cannot be exported to csv file.

or find out if there is a better way of doing this.

Many thanks in advance


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Robin Bater (3.4k47) | answered Feb 01 '13, 12:28 p.m.
edited Feb 01 '13, 12:34 p.m.
This Data Exchange comparison help topic should provide some answers

ReqIf allows the most flexibility to choose exactly which artifacts to exchange, and maintains the type system and formatting, but there are some limits like comments are not moved.

Also please note from this thread about ReqIF: that Tom wrote the following:

The ReqIF infocenter topic gives details on how it works:

Important: A ReqIF import creates types and artifacts during the first import into a project. Later imports of the same data update the existing resources, except for view column information. A ReqIF import only merges system-defined attributes and types. All other artifact types, attributes, data types, and folders are created in the project you are importing to if they have not been previously imported from a ReqIF file. For example, if you have a Priority attribute in the ReqIF file, and the current project already has a Priority attribute, the import creates another attribute that is named Priority2 .

So essentially the well-known System Types (Requirement Text, Title, Created On, Creator, etc) are able to be re-used, but at present there is no way to map user-defined types in a ReqIF file to existing types in a project. 
The recommendation is to seed any types in a project initially via ReqIF.  This associates that ReqIF object with the created type in RRC.  Thereafter, any imports using that same type (with the same ReqIF identifier) will be treated as the same.

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Naghmeh Namdar commented Feb 04 '13, 6:15 a.m.

Thanks Robin, your answer was very useful

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