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Artifact linking in Module

Canberk Akduygu (99237371) | asked Mar 20 '14, 7:34 a.m.

We'd like to use Module structure but we have one concern. Whenever we link an artifact to a another artifact inside a module we cant see this link relation outside the module. I guess linking in module view is like an " inner linking".

We have some business requirement and functional requirements added to the module and we linked our func.req's to business requirements.

We also created a view across project which will show the non-linked business requirements. Whenever we choose this view all the business requirements(ones that were linked also) are shows.

ıf we link all requirement to business req outside the module, it would create extra work and nobody would be happy.

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Diane Everitt (27835) | answered Mar 20 '14, 9:10 a.m.

Hello Canberk,

The Information Center offers an explanation of the behavior -- please see "About this task" in the following:

Here is further explanation and clarification:

For each artifact within a module, there is a "module artifact" and a "base artifact" both referring to basically the same thing. They share some attributes such as primary text, and have their own set of attributes as well, for example links, tags, comments, CreatedOn, ModifiedOn, etc. When you add to the list an attribute that both artifacts have but not shared, you will never be sure which one is added just by looking at it. I believe most of the time the attributes from the "base artifact" are shown, which is a bit counter-intuitive since you are working in a module. The sorting is done on the module artifacts but the displayed value is of the base artifacts.

In short, within a module, you will view a single artifact (including hover over), you will see the information of the module artifact, but if in a grid, the information that you see is very likely from the base artifacts.

However, to see all types of links (links to the "artifact inside the context of the module" and links to the "base artifact"), you can select the button "Include links, tags, and comments from base artifacts" inside the module. It is the  ifirst icon in the row of icons next to the Edit button.

The rich hover will show links for the *base artifact*. Adding link columns to the module will show links for the "artifact inside the context of the module".

I hope this helps.

Best regards,


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