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Supported Requirements Document Types

The Requirements Management Interface (RMI) supports linking with external documents of the types listed in the table below. For each supported requirements document type, the table lists the options for requirements locations within the document.

If you would like to implement linking with a requirements document of a type that is not listed in the table below, you can register a custom requirements document type with the RMI. For more information, see Create a Custom Requirements Link Type.

Requirements Document TypeLocation Options

Microsoft® Word 2003 or later

  • Named item — A bookmark name. The RMI links to the location of that bookmark in the document. The most stable location identifier because the link is maintained when the target content is modified or moved.

  • Search text — A search string. The RMI links to the first occurrence of that string in the document. This search is not case sensitive.

  • Page/item number — A page number. The RMI links to the top of the specified page.

Microsoft Excel® 2003 or later

  • Named item — A named range of cells. The RMI links to that named item in the workbook. The most stable location identifier because the link is maintained when the target content is modified or moved.

  • Search text — A search string. The RMI links to the first occurrence of that string in the workbook. This search is not case sensitive.

  • Sheet range — A cell location in a workbook:

    • Cell number (A1, C13)

    • Range of cells (C5:D7)

    • Range of cells on another worksheet (Sheet1!A1:B4)

    The RMI links to that cell or cells.

IBM® Rational® DOORS®

Page/item number — The unique numeric ID of the target DOORS object. The RMI links to that object.

MuPAD®

Named item — The name of a link target in a MuPAD notebook.

Simulink® DocBlock block (RTF format only)

Create links to the RTF file associated with the DocBlock block to a Microsoft Word file:

  • Search text — A search string. The RMI links to the first occurrence of that string in the document. This search is not case sensitive.

  • Named item — A bookmark name. The RMI links to the location of that bookmark in the document.

  • Page/item number — A page number. The RMI links to the top of that page.

Text

  • Search text — A search string. The RMI links to the first occurrence of that string within the document. This search is not case sensitive.

  • Line number — A line number. The RMI links to the beginning of that line.

HTML

You can link only to a named anchor.

For example, in your HTML requirements document, if you define the anchor

	<A NAME=valve_timing> ...contents... </A>

in the Location field, enter valve_timing or, from the document index, choose the anchor name.

Select the Document Index tab in the Requirements Traceability Link Editor to see available anchors in an HTML file.

Web browser URL

The RMI can link to a URL location. In the Document field, type the URL string. When you click the link, the document opens in a Web browser:

  • Named item — An anchor name. The RMI links to that location on the Web page at that URL.

PDF

  • Named item — A bookmark name. The RMI links to the location of that bookmark in the document. Not fully supported, depends on the platform and bookmark type.

  • Page/item number — A page number. The RMI links to the top of that page.

    Note:   The RMI cannot create a document index of bookmarks in PDF files.

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