Roundtrip Model Elements to DOORS
This guide provides instructions for roundtripping Model Elements from Rhapsody to DOORS using ReqXChanger.
Create Traceability Links in Rhapsody
From Rhapsody, links can be created from Model Elements to Requirements using Dependencies.
This can be performed in a Model browser or inside Diagrams.
In addition, Stereotypes can be applied to the Dependencies to distinguish different kinds of links.
Any Model Elements like Use Cases, Classes, Operations, Attributes, States and Diagrams can be linked to Requirements.
Furthermore, indirect links can be created, for instance between a Test case and a Class, which has a Dependency to a Requirement.
Roundtrip Model Elements
Information about all Model Elements, which have a Dependency on a Requirement, can be transferred to DOORS.
To roundtrip Model Elements:
This is also valid for Diagrams that are linked to Requirements.
- From ReqXChanger, select the roundtrip mode by clicking the button at the bottom left of the interface:
- From ReqXChanger, run the roundtrip mode by clicking the Read, add Links and Write button:
This will create a connection with Rhapsody, to create a ReqIF File to import into DOORS.
Import and Merge Model Elements into DOORS
To import Model Elements:
- In DOORS select the menu File > Import ReqIF Package, select the roundrip reqifz file created by ReqXChanger.
It is located in the same folder as the ReqIf file used to import Requirements, and is called "xxx_RXCRoundtrip.reqifz".
- Set a name to the New import folder.
- Select the Import button.
To merge imported Elements:
- Select the ReqIF Definition previously created (to export Requirements).
- Select the Imports button.
- Select the Merge button. DOORS will automatically merge the Requirements and Model Elements.
- Select then the Close and OK buttons to close the ReqIF import wizard.
- Opening DOORS Module, you will see that the Requirements have inlinks to a new Module called "EA Elements":
Note: Diagrams imported into DOORS are not correctly displayed. This is an identified limitation.
It is possible to open the image by double-clicking on the OLE object.