Importing Data Files

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    • #2183
      CABOT Laurent
      Participant

      Hi,
      Is there any way to attach / encapsulate a data file in a requiremment ?
      Thanks in advance

    • #2185
      jastram
      Keymaster

      Hi Laurent,

      Yes, there is. In a rich text field, you can add files, which then become part of the requirements set. The Rich Text Editor has a button to add files:

      ReqIF Studio Handbook

      The new Editor Extend has a sophisticated dialog for managing embedded objects:

      Extend

    • #2187
      CABOT Laurent
      Participant

      Thanks a lot for your feedback.
      Yes! I can encapsulate a zip file in a rtf file. I can import the rtf and I can see the imported rtf file in the folder. The rtf file appears in the requirement as an icon with zeros & ones. Therefore, importing a data file in a requirement should be perfect.

      But then, how to download / extract / identify a document that is encapsulated in a requirement, except opening the xml in a text editor?

      Thanks in advance / Best regards.

    • #2190
      jastram
      Keymaster

      Laurent,

      > But then, how to download / extract / identify a document that is encapsulated in a requirement, except opening the xml in a text editor?

      You don’t need the RTF wrapper. You can simply add any file to a rich text field. ReqIF Studio will turn it into a hyperlink, and the file will be stored in the Project folder.

      You can then open the file from ReqIF Studio with your System Viewer (e.g. Excel for an embedded spreadsheet).

      Have a look at this screenshot from Extend:
      Screenshot

      I hope this helps!

      • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by jastram.
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    • #2193
      CABOT Laurent
      Participant

      Thanks for your reply, but I think there is a misunderstanding.
      I’ve clarified the question here with a screen capture:
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wckJ57BWU6DKnYQ7CaoHdvorFNVRY9M2/view?usp=sharing
      Hope it helps!
      Many thanks in advance.
      Laurent

    • #2211
      jastram
      Keymaster

      Hi Laurent,

      Okay, the screenshot clarifies it. Well, the icon you see in the rich text is hyperlinked. In other words, after importing the ReqIF in a different tool, the icon should be clickable, and clicking on it should open the embedded file.

      What is the tool you are importing the ReqIF into? Is the icon clickable in that tool?

      Best,
      – Michael

    • #2212
      CABOT Laurent
      Participant

      Hi Michael,
      Thanks a lot for your reply.
      The icon in the rich text window is NOT clickable !

      Thanks in advance for your support.
      Best regards
      Laurent

    • #2215
      jastram
      Keymaster

      Hi Laurent,

      I am still troubleshooting this. In the meantime, you could use Extend instead of the standard editor. As you can see from the above screenshot, when working on an embedded object, the dialog has a “open with default system viewer” link.

      I’ll update this thread if I have news on the standard editor.

      Best,
      – Michael

    • #2216
      CABOT Laurent
      Participant

      Hi Michael,
      Thanks for the feedback. I will try!

    • #2217
      CABOT Laurent
      Participant

      Hi Michael:
      There is a simple workaround:
      Just indicate the encapsulated filename before or after the file icon.
      To open the encapsulated file just do a [Search]/[File] with the indicated filename.
      That’s all!
      Bests,
      Laurent

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