Comparison of data exchange methods in requirements management
|CSV, XLS, XLSX import and export||You can import and export CSV files or spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and Office Open XML format. Imports and
Before you import data, you can modify a CSV file by using a third-party tool. Imported files must be encoded in UTF-8.
|ReqIF import and export||You can use ReqIF import and export to exchange requirement artifacts and
associated metadata between software tools, including IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS
products. The ReqIF specification provides a means for tools that implement this specification to
exchange requirements information. You can use ReqIF import and export for round trips, in which you
update existing exported artifacts.
For a list of supported and restricted data, see Importing artifacts from ReqIF files to a requirements project or component and Exporting artifacts from a requirements project or component into ReqIF files.
|Migration package import||You can use migration package import to migrate data from DOORS.
For more information, click the link in the left column.
|Project templates||You can copy project templates to other servers; for example, from a staging
server to a production server. Project templates are useful for creating requirements projects. You
can create or modify a template by using another template. Project templates are also useful for
sharing custom project templates that are applicable to other repositories.
For a list of items that can be included in or excluded from a template, see Creating templates.
|Project properties import||You can import the project properties from a requirements management project into another requirements management project.|
|Project baselines||You can use project baselines for these purposes:
Restriction: Project baselines cannot be used to transfer data outside of a project.
|Database backup and restore||Typically, only a product administrator can back up and restore the database.
Backing up and restoring the database is useful for these purposes: