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PM77799: using RIF between different DOORS versions

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The documentation on RIF is not clear on the different versions
    of DOORS which are compatible with RIF exports.
    
    You are given two options in the export: ReqIF v 1.0 or RIF v
    1.2. I seemed to be able to make a RIF v 1.2 export and import
    it in older versions of DOORS all the way back to DOORS 9.2.0.5.
    I did not have the same success with the ReqIF v 1.0 export.
    These version compatibilities should be documented. There are
    some escalations out there that seem to say you should be only
    importing and exporting within the same version of the DOORS
    client. I'm not sure if this is true due to my tests. But if it
    is true, it should be explicitly documented.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The documentation on RIF is not clear on the different versions
    of DOORS which are compatible with RIF exports.
    
    You are given two options in the export: ReqIF v 1.0 or RIF v
    1.2. I seemed to be able to make a RIF v 1.2 export and import
    it in older versions of DOORS all the way back to DOORS 9.2.0.5.
    I did not have the same success with the ReqIF v 1.0 export.
    These version compatibilities should be documented. There are
    some escalations out there that seem to say you should be only
    importing and exporting within the same version of the DOORS
    client. I'm not sure if this is true due to my tests. But if it
    is true, it should be explicitly documented.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The documentation has been improved in this area of
    functionality.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM77799

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    920

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-26

  • Closed date

    2013-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2013-12-16

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V61DR

Applicable component levels

  • R952 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.2

Reference #: PM77799

Modified date: 16 December 2013