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DNG how can I filter sections of a module?


Thomas Manzoni (211) | asked Aug 01, 9:24 a.m.
Hello,

I would like to filter a module to show only certains sections (separated by different headings). Is there a way to do it?

For example I have 4 sections in a module (heading 1,2,3,4), but I want only to see sections 2 and 4, how can I do so?

Thank you

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Kim Boshers (784) | answered Aug 01, 10:17 a.m.

I find using tagging to show specific sections works. You add the tags to sections 2 and 4 artifacts, filter for those specific tags, and then create a view for that filter.


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Thomas Manzoni commented Aug 01, 10:19 a.m.

Thank you for the answer, but that means that I would need to add tags for each of the artifact in a module based on which heading they are "under", correct?


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Kim Boshers commented Aug 01, 10:30 a.m.

Yes, and I include the tag to the heading, too.  Example: for my Section 3 view, there is a "Sec3" tag for the Section 3 heading and all its descendants. I use this way of sectioning the modules for very large modules with many links.  It helps the module load faster if I'm only working in a specific section. I haven't seen an option in filtering like they have in Classic DOORS, where you can add a filter of an Object plus it's descendants or ancestors. That would be nice to have in DOORS Next.


Thomas Manzoni commented Aug 01, 10:47 a.m.

Thank you again for the answer, it is useful, however for all already existing modules can be really problematic to add all the tags... correct? (Or there is a quick way that it's not manual one by one?)


Kim Boshers commented Aug 01, 11:22 a.m.

It would be per module. You do have the option to show specific levels within a module, [right click at top of a column within a module> select first option to show full hierarchy or specific levels]. The hierarchy can be saved to a view. You could make that hierarchy view a preferred view in your module types.

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