Previewing the data from the Document Specification view

You can view the data from a data source in the Document Specification view as a reference when you are designing your document specification.

Before you begin

Save the document specification before previewing the data.

For more information about how usernames and passwords are stored, see Security considerations for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing.

About this task

If you are using IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® as a data source, the default baseline and view are used to retrieve the data.


  1. Configure a data source.
  2. Right-click the data source and select Preview Data.
    The URI entered for the URI property is used to retrieve the data. If there is no value entered for the URI property, the URI entered for the default URI property is used to retrieve the data. If neither property has a value entered, you must enter a Root URL in the Data preview window.
  3. Optional: In the Data Preview window, enter or edit the Root URL to a data source query.
  4. Click Preview.
  5. If necessary, enter the credentials to authenticate the data source and click OK.
    Note: The user can specify the user password or the application password that is generated by the configured third-party identity provider, such as SAML or OIDC. User must select Basic authentication method while using application password.
    In the Result field, the data displays in XML format.
  6. Optional: Click Save and choose a location to save the data in an XML file.
  7. Click Close.