Import

You can specify the path and name of the import data to import a project or other objects to a server. This is normally a directory created by RM Export.

The import data contains object names, not coded data. But the files used for import must adhere to a certain format. These formats are detailed in “Appendix C: RM Export Object Formats” .

When you import certain objects, objects of other types can be created by the import utility as needed. The utility attempts to recreate the object as it existed in the original data. However, the following data is typically not included in an import:

If such data is not available, an appropriate object with the correct name is created automatically. For example, if bsmith owns an imported requirement, the import utility searches the import data for a definition for bsmith. If bsmith does not exist, a user id bsmith is created automatically with minimal data.

Objects Created

The utility currently creates (if necessary) the following objects in the manner stated below:

  • Users: Any new users in the User.txt import file are added to the list of users in Caliber Administrator.
  • Groups: Any new groups in the Group.txt import file are added to the list of groups in Caliber Administrator.
  • Projects: Any new projects in the Project.txt import file are added to the list of projects in Caliber Administrator and the requirements manager.
  • Requirement Types: Any new requirement types in the ReqType.txt import file are added to either new or existing projects.
  • Requirements: Any new requirements in the Requirement.txt import file are added to either new or existing projects.
  • User-Defined Attributes: Any new user-defined attributes in the UDA.txt import file are added to the list of attributes available for assignment to custom tabs.

Modified Objects

The utility currently modifies (if necessary) the following objects in the manner stated below:

  • Groups: Modified to include the new users belonging to those groups in the import file.
  • Projects: Modified to include the new groups that are assigned to those projects in the import file.
  • System Attributes (status and priority) : Modified to include any new values for status and priority that are contained in the import file.