Importing and extracting requirement artifacts from documents

When you import a document to a requirements project, you can specify that certain parts of the document are imported and extracted as specific artifact types. You can also extract artifacts from a document that is already in a project.

Before you begin

Planning and awareness of limitations are key to a successful import. Before you begin the import process, make sure that you are familiar with the structure of your document. Then, plan how you want the content to be structured in the new artifact. For information about planning to import, see Planning to import documents.

Restriction: You can import only one document at a time. If you try to start a second import before the previous import is completed, the second import cannot start until the previous import is completed.

About this task

Artifacts are extracted based on criteria, such as headings, images, keywords, and text delimiters. You can specify where the artifacts are saved and whether to include them in modules.

You can extract artifacts from documents that are in or outside of a project. If you extract artifacts from a document that is outside of a project, you must import the document, and the document content is extracted during the import process.

You can import these document types:
  • Microsoft Office (.doc and .docx files)
  • Open Office (.odt files)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf files)
  • Compressed (.zip files that contain a supported document type)

Procedure


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