Import Using Data from a Typical Export

You can import requirements into a project using data from a previous export:

CAUTION:
Baselines, departments and requirement history are not available for an Import.

To import requirements into a project using data from a previous export:

  1. Select Start > Programs > Caliber > Import from your Windows workstation. The Logon dialog box is displayed.
    Note: The Logon window does not display if you are already logged on. Proceed to Step 4
  2. Enter your server Host name or IP address, User name and Password or check Use Windows Session Credentials to login with your Windows user ID.
  3. Click Logon. The Caliber Import Utility screen is displayed.
    Note: In Caliber import utility, initialize the newly created project by opening it in Win32 client by associating Requirement Type to it. If this is not done, requirements cannot be imported to the project as the project would be consider as not yet initialized.
  4. Enter the path of the directory that contains the files to be imported, or click the Browse button to select the directory containing the data set.
    Note: When importing requirements that contain images from one server machine to another, the paths to the Image Cache folders must be the same on both machines for the requirements to import correctly.
    Note: Selecting the Advanced check box allows you to match data in your import files to fields in Caliber. For example, if user bjones exists in Project A, but you want user tjohnson to replace bjones in Project B that you are importing to, this feature allows you to replace bjones with tjohnson during import. For information on performing an Advanced import, see “Performing an Advanced Import” .
  5. Click Next. The Caliber Import Utility - Select Project screen is displayed.
  6. Select the Import to an existing project option button and select a project from the drop-down list, or choose the Import to a new project option button and create a new project name.
  7. Click Finish . The Caliber Import Utility-Importing screen is displayed and importing begins. The utility searches and matches all of the project data.
  8. When complete, click Close.
    Note: Importing may be a lengthy process if there is a large amount of data to import. Importing should be done during low-use hours to avoid impacting other users.