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Can DNG open/process a DOORS Classic *.dpa file?

Carlos Gonsalez (374) | asked Jul 26 '18, 3:58 p.m.
retagged Jan 28, 11:06 a.m. by Ken Tessier (84117)
Have 10 Yrs work experiences working with Rational DOORS("DOORS Classic") and became the
primary user of DOORS Next Gen(DNG) 6.0.2, starting this past Feb.
  • ISSUE: 
Received a "DOORS Classic" file with  a *.dpa extension; Tasked to see if my DNG Account 
can be used to process/open/view the contents of this DOORS database(i.e. directory structure, module names) defined by this *.dpa file.
Via IBM Knowledge Center and YouTube; my searches have led to repeated references to the use of 
"Migration file" (I would need a migration file for my DNG's Import Wizard)
"Migration Software"(non-DNG software).  

Using my DNG account, is there a more direct way that would allow me to
open/process/view the DOORS database defined within this *.dpa file?

Thanks in Advance.

Carlos G

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Bas Bekker (1.4k4) | answered Jul 26 '18, 4:16 p.m.

Hi Carlos,

I'm quite sure DOORS Next Generation (DNG) cannot deal with .dpa type of file.
The main mechanism for moving data between DOORS Classic and DNG is exporting and importing ReqIF files,
see Knowledge Center documentation Importing and exporting ReqIF files in requirements projects.
Also found this video Migrate Rational DOORS data via ReqIF to DOORS NG

Hope that helps.

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Carlos Gonsalez commented Jul 26 '18, 5:40 p.m.


Thanks for your reply.   By supplying me with the helpful links on ReqIF files,
it re-inforced what I had found.  

Also, Softacus AG replied with an interesting response:
"You will have to import DPA to DOORS Classic,
then export migiz or reqif and import it to DOORS NG. "

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Softacus AG (2012) | answered Jul 26 '18, 4:56 p.m.
You will have to import DPA to DOORS Classic, then export migiz or reqif and import it to DOORS NG. 

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Carlos Gonsalez (374) | answered Jul 26 '18, 5:43 p.m.


I'll try your approach in the morning.   

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