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Traceability Matrix into RTF documentation output
« on: October 06, 2011, 01:38:53 am »
I looked through the documentation/help and can't figure this one out.

How do I include a traceability matrix in my rtf output? I have included the <relationship matrix> tags in my rtf template.... but how do I include a specific matrix profile into my model document? or however I am suppose to include the matrix profile into my rtf documentation output... I can't find how to do this.
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Re: Traceability Matrix into RTF documentation out
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 07:20:58 pm »
I too would like more info of how this is supposed to work. I had assumed, that as the output of a Relationship Matrix is connected to a Package (in the RTF template editor), then one of the following would occur:

1) All matricies where the package was specified as SOURCE would be output
2) All matrices where the package was specified as TARGET would be output
3) All matricies where the package was specified as either SOURCE or TARGET would be output
4) You get to specify which profile is ouput (of course the package would have to specified within the profile)

None of these seem to what actually happens!

Only ONE matrix is output, depsite that fact that many profiles have been created and the package is included in many of them.

The mystery is how soes EA choose which Matrix to output, and is the result predictable?

To me, it is far from predictable as to which (if any) matrix is output.

Any one have idea what's going on?

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Re: Traceability Matrix into RTF documentation out
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 09:52:07 pm »
Not much assistance really,  but the help says

"If your report covers a tree of packages, only those profiles that include a source or target package in that tree are captured in the report."


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Re: Traceability Matrix into RTF documentation out
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 12:41:36 am »
Official Response
"The relationship matrix will be included in the RTF report if the
source/target packages of the matrix profile match the package which is
being reported on.  It is not possible to include a specific
relationship matrix which is not associated with the package being
reported on."

That didn't happen for me. I got nothing when I included a source/target package. I have around 10 matrix profiles... and none of them showed up. This system needs improvement!

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Re: Traceability Matrix into RTF documentation out
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 01:35:45 am »
Just tested this with verions 9.1 build 910 (the latest)

I have a package which is the Source in two out of three profiles. Upon RTF generation only ONE matrix (the first in the list where a package is in the profile) is output and NOT two.  >:(

In my opinion this is contrary to the "official" reponse", which implies that all such matrices will be output, although it states matrix in the singular and not the plural.

It appears that once a matrix has been output, that's it! As you cannot change the order of the profiles, it's either good luck or bad luck as to which matrix gets output.

Looks like a bug as ALL matricies should be output (or the profiles should be specified), otherwise this "feature" is pretty much worthless. Has this been raised? If not I will do so.

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Re: Traceability Matrix into RTF documentation out
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 01:40:06 am »
I sent this back to Sparx support earlier

"Can we add this to the suggestions? I have a lot of matrix profiles and chose a higher level package to try this and nothing showed up.

We need to directly add profiles to output documentation."

The more people that message about improving this feature the better.