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Will DNG merge artifacts upon ReqIF import if DNG and DOORS modify the same artifact?

Andrew Clement (7272070) | asked Aug 03 '15, 10:05 p.m.
I exported a DOORS module to a ReqIF file and imported the ReqIF file to DOORS Next Generation.
Let's say that an artifact is modified in DOORS Next Generation and the "same" artifact is modified in DOORS.
Then I export to ReqIF from DOORS and then import the ReqIF from DOORS Next Generation.
Will the artifact in DOORS Next Generation be merged or overwritten?

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Howard Hsiao (5.5k17) | answered Aug 03 '15, 10:07 p.m.
If an artifact is modified in both DNG and DOORS, after importing ReqIF, the modification made in DNG will be lost.
Concurrent modification in both DNG and DOORS is strongly discouraged as there is no merge functionality in DNG.

The supported practice is
1. lock the module in DOORS
2. export to ReqIF from DOORS
3. import ReqIF in DNG
4. work in DNG
5. lock the artifacts in DNG
6. export to ReqIF from DNG
7. import ReqIF in DOORS
8. work in DOORS
9. goto step 1

It is not very convenient, but that's the only way to ensure that no user modification will be lost/overwritten.
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Nguyen Sy Nguyen (1111) | answered Dec 18 '18, 9:54 p.m.
Hello Howard Hsiao,
In step 7, can we merge with the old one?

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