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Creating requirements

Through Engineering Lifecycle Management integration, you can create requirements in your Requirements Management project. In the Quality Management project, you create links from test artifacts to requirements.

Before you begin

You must have the Engineering Lifecycle Management integration set up before you can create and manage requirements.


  1. In the menu at the top of the page, click Requirements > Create Requirement.

    The Create Requirement window opens.

  2. Complete the Create Requirement page as needed. Your team might decide to complete only some of these fields.
    1. In the Name field, type the name of the requirement. This is a required field.
    2. Optional: In the Artifact Type field, select the artifact type for the requirement.
    3. Optional: In the Artifact Format field, select the requirement format.
    4. Optional: In the Description field, type a description of the requirement.
    5. Optional: Under Location, in the Folder field, you can either select the folder in which the requirement is located, or you can create a new folder.
    6. Optional: In the Tags field, type one or several tags that you can use to group or classify the requirement.

      For example, you can use tags such as performance, usability, accessibility, customer-must-have, and so on. You can also use tags as a filtering mechanism when viewing requirements.

    7. Optional: Under Initial values for this artifact, in the Template field, enter the template that was used to create the requirement.
  3. Click Finish. The new requirement is added to the Requirements Management project.
    To view and work with the requirements, click Requirements > View Requirements.

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