Importing properties from another Requirements Management (RM) project or component

You can import the properties from one Requirements Management (RM) project or component into another project or component. When configuration management is not enabled, you import properties from project to project. When configuration management is enabled, you import properties from component to component. The properties that are imported by default include all the artifact types, artifact attributes, attribute data types, link types and link constraints that are defined in the project or component.

Before you begin

To import properties, you must have both the administrator role and permissions:
  • In the project area settings, you must be listed in the Administrators section.
  • In the project area settings, you must be listed in the Members section and have the Administrator role assigned.

About this task

To import properties, you open a project or component and then import the properties from another project or component into the current one.
Note: Only the default properties such as artifact types, artifact attributes, attribute data types, link types, and link constraints that are defined in the project or component are imported.

Procedure

  1. In RM, open the project into which you want to import project properties.
  2. From the Administration menu Administration menu, click Manage Project Properties or Manage Component Properties.
  3. In the upper right of the screen, click Import.
  4. In the Import Project Properties window, click Browse and select the project from which you want to import the type system.
    Important: If you import a type system into two different streams in a component, the type system is duplicated when changes are delivered between these streams. The application does not recognize that the type system is same and creates a duplicate type system. To avoid this problem, use a special stream in each component for the type systems in that component. Then, merge any type system changes from that special stream to all of the development streams in that component. For best practices and additional information about the type systems, see the following articles:
  5. Click OK and then click Next.
  6. Review the property changes and click Finish.
    Note: If both projects have properties with the same name, the properties are merged in the current project.

Results

When the import process is complete, refresh the project to see the new properties.