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[Q] Link between artifacts vs. Link between artifacts in module


Taemin(TM) KO (9116) | asked Jan 12 '16, 11:18 p.m.
There are 2 modules, Module100 and Module200.
Module100 has artifacts Art101, Art102
Module200 has artifacts Art201, Art202

When I create link, Satisfy, from Art101 in Module100 to Art201 in Module200, link relation is displayed in module.
Which means, when I select Art101 into detailed page from Moudle100, above link relation is displayed.
But when I create a view from artifacts (not in module) to display Satisfy relation, above link is not displayed.

When I create link, Satisfy, from Art101 to Art201, link relation is displayed in artifacts view, but not in module view.

Even I used same link, Satisfy, link relation created in module context and individual artifact context is managed differently, which makes me confused. In classical DOORS, every link relation is managed as a whole if I used same link, for example Satisfy. It's simple and intuitive.

Any rationale to manage those links differently in DNG?
Any practical use case for that?

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Donald Nong (14.3k211) | answered Jan 13 '16, 12:58 a.m.
This is quite similar to some old posts, such as the below one.
https://jazz.net/forum/questions/146049/artifact-linking-in-module

Basically you need to understand the concept of a "module artifact", and a "base artifact", and the difference between them.

Part of the reason you put the artifacts into a module is to reuse them (from their "base" form). If you are concerned about whether the module artifact or the base artifact should be linked, I would suggest that - if the link should be applied before the artifact being reused (out of the module context), you put the link on the base artifact; if the link should be applied after artifact being reused (in the module context), you put the link on the module artifact.
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