Type Mapping

You can use the type mapping feature for exchanging requirements between IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® Next (DOORS Next) and IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS (DOORS).

About this task

You can use the type mapping feature to automatically map identical type elements from DOORS into a single instance of each identical type. This feature helps in removing or reducing type duplication when you import requirements in DOORS Next. You can create mapping contexts and use the contexts while importing or exporting ReqIF files.


  1. From the Administration menu Admin menu, click Manage Project Properties.
    Note: If configuration management is enabled for your project, on the Administration menu, click Manage Component Properties.
  2. Click the Type Mapping tab.
  3. Click New Mapping.
  4. Specify a name for the type mapping context.
  5. Optional: Provide additional information as description.
  6. Click Save.
    You can view the type mapping context in the Mapping Contexts list. You can apply the mapping context to an imported package. For more information, see Importing artifacts from ReqIF files to a requirements project or component.

    You can also use the mapping context to a subsequent export of the same package. For more information, see Exporting artifacts from a requirements project or component into ReqIF files.