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After you add a folder to a project, use folder ports to insert covering links between the folder and an existing document, between documents within the folder and documents outside the folder, and between documents in the same folder.
|Note Linking documents through folder ports is not the typical use case for folders. You typically group project documents in folders and specify a covering relationship between the folders to indicate that all the documents in a downstream folder cover all the documents in an upstream folder. When you link specific documents to or from folder ports, Requirements Gateway considers only the specific linked documents during analysis, not all the documents in the folder.|
To insert a covering link between a folder and an existing document, complete the steps in the Adding a Covering Document section of Chapter 2, Managing Requirements, of the Getting Started with NI Requirements Gateway manual but use a folder and a document instead of two documents.
Complete the following steps to insert covering links between documents within the folder and documents outside the folder.
|Upstream port||Represents an external Word document that is linked upstream from the folder. The folder covers the external document.|
|Downstream port||Represents an external Word document that is linked downstream from the folder. The external document covers the folder.|
Covering links between documents and ports do not contain an arrow or circle on the covering link. The direction of the arrow in the port icon indicates the direction of the link. You can link only one document per port.