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Andy Dennis (117) | asked Jul 15 '21, 10:30 a.m.


We are using the DOORS Next "copy to project" feature to copy a folder containing several baseline modules from a reference project when starting a new project. These modules have links between them pre-defined and therefore are copied as well.  I've been asked if it's possible to use this same "Copy To Project" feature through an API or would we have to re-implement the whole process by copying each individual artifact within each module etc?  


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Ian Barnard (1.9k613) | answered Jul 29 '21, 11:28 a.m.

If you can export this reference information to reqif (which will include links) then there is a reqif import API  that you could automate. You even might be able to automate both export and import so the reference can be updated without having to manage a reqif export file?

You must make sure your type definitions used in the reference content all have (fixed) RDF URIs, including link types. I don't think reqif can transfer link constraints, or view definitions - but anyway you should always prototype this process to ensure it meets your end-to-end business needs.

Otherwise yes a RFE will be the best way to go.

Andy Dennis commented Jul 29 '21, 11:38 a.m.

Ah ok, thanks Ian, that's an interesting approach that I'll look into.  Yes, I've been through the pain a couple of years ago with URI's and and JRS so made sure everything has a URI 

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ian green (17814) | answered Jul 29 '21, 4:13 a.m.
Hello Andy
I'm afraid there is no API to perform this operation.  I would suggest that you open a product enhancement request where we can better discuss your requirements.


Andy Dennis commented Jul 29 '21, 4:15 a.m.

Ok, thanks Ian, will do 

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