Creating a Reference to a Specific Requirement

NI Requirements Gateway 2018 Help

Edition Date: March 2018

Part Number: 371714F-01

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If you add a covering document to a project but the covering document does not already contain a reference to an upstream requirement you want to cover, use the Coverage Analysis view to copy the syntax required to create a reference to the requirement. You can then paste the reference in a covering document. The copied syntax varies depending on the type applied to the covering document.

Complete the following steps to copy the required syntax for a reference.

  1. In the Selection column of the Coverage Analysis view, right-click the requirement you want to cover and select Copy For from the context menu to launch a submenu that contains the reference types defined for the type applied to the covering document.
  2. Select the reference type you want to copy.
  3. In the Downstream Coverage Information column, right-click the section in the covering document you want to use to cover the requirement and select Navigate from the context menu to open the source file for the document in the default application associated with the file type.
  4. Depending on the type of covering document, you can paste the copied information in the covering document in the location the type requires for references. The reference contains the requirement ID and any additional text so that the reference complies with the reference syntax the type defines.

You cannot modify the reference syntax a default type defines, but you can create a custom type that uses a custom syntax for references if a project document uses a syntax that does not adhere to the formal reference syntax a default type defines. Refer to Chapter 5, Customizing Types, of the Getting Started with NI Requirements Gateway manual for more information about creating custom types.

You can also use the Graphical view to specify a covering relationship between elements of two or more documents without directly inserting a reference statement in, and thus modifying, a project document source file.

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