Can you configure bidirectional linking between IBM Rational Design Manager and IBM Rational Requirement Composer, regardless of their respective versions?
The release notes of Rational Design Manager 4 document a new feature that makes bidirectional linking possible. You can link between designs and requirements from Rational Requirement Composer. However, Rational Requirement Composer 4 introduced support for showing links from requirements to designs.
The following tables illustrate which types of links are available depending on the versions of the products.
Support for links from designs to requirements (these links are visible in Rational Design Manager):
|Links from designs to requirements||Rational Requirements Composer 3.0.x||Rational Requirement Composer 4.0.x|
|Rational Design Manager 3.0.x||Supported||Supported|
|Rational Design Manager 4.0.x||Supported||Supported|
Support for links from requirements to designs (these links are visible in Rational Requirements Composer):
|Links from requirements to designs||Rational Requirements Composer 3.0.x||Rational Requirement Composer 4.0.x|
|Rational Design Manager 3.0.x||Not Supported||Not supported|
|Rational Design Manager 4.0.x||Not supported||Supported|
In summary, you can establish bidirectional linking when using Rational Design Manager 4.0.x and Rational Requirement Composer 4.0.x.
|Software Development||Rational Requirements Composer||Integrations: IBM||Windows, Linux||3.0.1, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 4.0, 220.127.116.11|