About Rational DOORS System Attributes

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What are IBM Rational DOORS System Attributes and how can you make them visible?

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IBM Rational DOORS system attributes can be made visible in formal modules by enabling System Attributes (Tools > Options > Settings > Show Advanced system attributes).

Note: System attributes are subject to change in future versions of DOORS without prior warning.

Below is a short description of DOORS system attributes. If an attribute is deprecated or no longer used, it is mentioned below.




SYSTEM ATTRIBUTES FOR MODULES

Created By - The user name of the person who created the module.

Created On - The date when the module was created.

Description - Additional information about the module.

Last Modified By - The user name of the person who last modified the module.

Last Modified On - The date when the module was last modified. This attribute value can be used together with the module history to provide information about changes to the module.

Mapping - The type of link mapping, for example one-to-one or many-to-many (link modules only).

Name - The name of the module.

Prefix - The prefix part of the module's object identifiers. An object identifier consists of an optional prefix, followed by an absolute number that is automatically generated by DOORS.



SYSTEM ATTRIBUTES FOR OBJECTS

Absolute Number - The unique number that was automatically generated by DOORS when you created the object.

Created By - The user name of the person who created the object.

CreatedThru - Its use has largely been deprecated. Originally, it would allow a user to see if an object has been created by use of a parser, through copying from another module or from manual insertion (i.e., typed in). The possible values are:
  • 'Manual Input': Value was typed in

  • 'Extracting': Imported via a parser (e.g., RTF import)

  • 'Copying': An object copied from one location to another

Last Modified By - The user name of the person who last modified the object.

Last Modified On - The date when the object was last modified.

Object Heading - The value of the object heading attribute.

Object Number - The number assigned to the object relating to its position in the hierarchy.

Object Short Text - The text that is displayed when a module is viewed in Graphics mode.

Object Text - The object text.

OLE* (OLE and OLEIconic) - These have been deprecated. They apply only to legacy data and may not look correct for new data.

Picture - Determines if a picture has been inserted into the object or not. The possible values are:
  • 'True'

  • 'False'

PictureName - An internal reference to the name of the picture.

PictureNum - An internal reference to the number of the picture.

Table*Border (TableBottomBorder, TableLeftBorder, TableRightBorder, TableTopBorder) - The type of border being used. It can be applied to the cell, row, column, or to the table as a whole. It can be configured through the table properties. Using the object properties sheet will display the type of border displayed for the current cell. Three options are possible, but the use of the third (Dotted) has been deprecated:
  • 'Full' indicates a solid line around the table item.

  • 'None' indicates no border around the table item.

  • 'Dotted' indicates a dotted line around the table item.

TableCellAlign - The alignment of the text in the cell. It can be configured for each individual cell or for the table as a whole. It is configured in table properties. The possible values are:
  • 'CellLeft': Text is aligned to the left.

  • 'CellRight': Text is aligned to the right.

  • 'CellCenter': Text is center aligned.

  • 'CellFull': Text is justified.

TableCellWidth - An integer which determines the width of the table cell. It can be configured for each individual cell or for the table as a whole. It is configured in table properties.

TableChangeBars - Determines if change bars are displayed. It can be configured for each individual cell or for the table as a whole. It is configured in table properties. The possible values are:
  • 'True': Change Bars are displayed.

  • 'False': Change Bars are not displayed.

TableLinkIndicators - Determines if link indicators are displayed. It can be configured for each individual cell or for the table as a whole. It is configured in table properties. The possible values are:
  • 'Show': Link indicators are displayed.

  • 'Hide': Link indicators are not displayed.

TableShowAttrs - Not currently used. The possible values are:
  • 'True'

  • 'False'

TableShowBookform - Not currently used. The possible values are:
  • 'True'

  • 'False'

TableShowWide - Not currently used. The possible values are:
  • 'True'

  • 'False'

TableType - Determines if an object is part of a table and, if so, what type of table object it is. The possible values are:
  • 'TableNone': Not part of a table

  • 'TableBase': Table header object

  • 'TableRow': Table row object

  • 'TableCell': Table cell

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Rational DOORS
General Information

Software version:

8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.1.0.2, 9.2, 9.2.0.1, 9.2.0.2, 9.2.0.3, 9.2.0.4, 9.2.0.5, 9.3, 9.3.0.1, 9.3.0.2, 9.3.0.3, 9.3.0.4, 9.3.0.5, 9.3.0.6, 9.3.0.7, 9.4

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1421345

Modified date:

2012-08-24

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