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How to select all RRC artifacts across display pages in exporting to a reqIF file ?

long TRUONG (3654121147) | asked Jul 16 '14, 8:58 p.m.
 Is there a select all button or some other way to select all RRC artifacts on the ReqIF tab for export ? 
When there are hundreds or thousands of artifacts to export to an ReqIF file, they are displayed across pages of 25 artifacts each. Even though RRC allows picking pages cumulatively page by page, it is a daunting task when there are more than 10 pages (250 artifacts), can we select all somehow ?

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Mike Jaworski (1.4k6) | answered Jul 17 '14, 8:35 a.m.

If I understand your problem correctly, the issue is that you cannot easily add many artifacts to the ReqIF definition to begin with, not that you cannot select them once they exist within the ReqIF package. Is this correct? If so, unfortunately, I have the exact same problem as you do when trying to create a ReqIF package with thousands of artifacts ... The best alternative I've been able to come up with is to create a script to add the artifacts to the definition in a brute-force sort of way, but obviously this is not a supported scenario.

I think your best option would be to add your voice to this enhancement request: Better multi-select when creating ReqIF (84923).

Hope this helps,
Mike Jaworski
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long TRUONG commented Jul 17 '14, 9:34 p.m.

Thx Mike. Will eventually add voice to enhancement request.

Also there is no expand all option when filter by folder is chosen,  and only artifacts fromn expanded folders get "filtered": To get all artifacts in folders, every subfolder has to be manually painstakingly expanded to the lowest level for artifacts at that level to be picked.

Mike Jaworski commented Jul 18 '14, 8:33 a.m.

Hi, I posted an answer under your question here, and I'm wondering is this might help the situation: 

long TRUONG commented Jul 21 '14, 6:08 p.m.

Thx Mike,

The intention here was not to get all artifacts as in question  158617, but to export, via ReqIF file def, all artifacts under folders and their visible folders to look for a restructure of folders and also of replacing folders with attributes, where feasible, in a test env.

Hence an "expand all" option would have helped tremendously (to get out of the more than 100 subfolders situation :) ).

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Don Yang (7.7k21114139) | answered Jul 17 '14, 1:34 a.m.
Once the artifacts are added and saved when creating a definition, if you export it, it will include all artifacts in the field, no matter whether they are displaying across multiple pages or not. The page size(which can be set as 25 to 100 in v5.0 and 10-50 in lower version:checked in v4.0.4) is used for display purpose for the user easily to view all of them. if you have 250 artifacts showing as 10 pages, when exporting by selecting and not selecting, do you see different result?

In my test with v5.0, so long as the artifacts are added to the definition(saved), export will generate the same ReqIF regardless I selected the items or not.

long TRUONG commented Jul 17 '14, 9:29 p.m.

Thx Don,

I had not stated the issue correctly: as per Mike's answer, the issue was artifacts displayed by filter, on the ReqIF tab, have to be selected to be included in the definition. 

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