Create a Link to a DOORS Module

In the MDG Link for DOORS you can create a link between a selected Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Package and an existing IBM® Rational® DOORS® module, which enables you to exchange requirements data between DOORS and Enterprise Architect. You can also redirect the link to a different module. Through this link you can import data from DOORS to Enterprise Architect, and export data from Enterprise Architect to DOORS.

Access Project Browser | Right-click on target Package | Extensions | Doors Extension | Add/Edit Module    or

               Project Browser | Click on target Package | (Main Menu) Extensions | Doors Extension | Add/Edit Module

Modules Manager Dialog

You use the 'Modules Manager' dialog to locate an existing DOORS module and create a link to it.

Create a link to a DOORS Module

Step

Action

1

On the 'Modules Manager' dialog, click on the Add button. The 'Add/Edit Module' dialog displays.

2

In the 'Module Name' field, type a name to identify the link to the module.

3

Click on the Select Module button to open the 'Browse - DOORS' dialog (in DOORS itself).

4

Expand the module hierarchy as necessary to locate the required module, and click on it.

5

Click on the OK button to return to the 'Add/Edit Module' dialog, which now displays the module path and name in the 'Module Path' field.

6

Click on the Save button.  The 'Module Manager' dialog redisplays, showing the newly-created module link. You can now use this link to exchange requirements data between Enterprise Architect and DOORS.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog.

Edit or Delete a link to a DOORS module

If the existing link to the DOORS module is not appropriate, you can delete or redirect it.

Step

Action

1

On the 'Modules Manager' dialog, click on the link to change.

  • To delete it, click on the Delete button and on the Close button; this ends the procedure
  • To redirect it, click on the Edit button; the 'Add/Edit Module' dialog redisplays

2

On the 'Add/Edit Module' dialog, click on the Select Module button to display the 'Browse - DOORS' dialog (in DOORS).

3

Expand the hierarchy as necessary on the 'Browse - DOORS' dialog, and click on the replacement module for the link.

4

Click on the OK button to return to the 'Add/Edit Module' dialog, which now shows the module path of the replacement module.

Note that you cannot edit the link name.

5

Click on the Save button.  The 'Module Manager' dialog redisplays, showing the edited module link.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog.

Notes

  • You can also create and edit links to DOORS modules through the 'Export to Doors' and 'Import from Doors' dialogs, using the Module Manager button

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