Adding New Statements and Requirements

Last modified on January 31st, 2017.


This section contains outlined instructions for how to add new statements and requirements to your requirements document.

The key to adding new Statement and Requirement entities to your requirements document is the left-most, blue component located on the toolbar in 'Requirements View', as shown accentuated in red below.

Add New Split Button

Also known as the 'Add New' split button, it is basically just a primary button and a secondary drop-down menu grouped together. By clicking on the secondary drop-down menu and selecting a menu item from the list, you change which function happens by default when the primary button is clicked. In this case, the drop-down menu allows you to save a user preference whether the primary button will add a new Requirement entity to your requirements document or a new Statement entity.

By default, the primary button of the 'Add New' split button is set and ready to add Requirement entities as denoted in the text of the primary button and the check mark beside the menu item within the secondary drop-down menu.

 

Adding at the End of the Document

Below are the steps necessary to add a new requirement at the end of the document:

  1. Within ‘Requirements View’, ensure you are not currently editing a row, ensure the word “Requirement” is displayed in the text of the ‘Add New’ split button and click the left side of the button as shown below:

    Click Add New Requirement Button

    Note: The set of buttons available on the toolbar in ‘Requirements View’ change depending on whether or not you are currently editing a row.

  2. This causes you to be navigated to the end of the document where a new row has been added. You will find the ‘Number’ input field already populated with an automatically suggested number based on the entity’s hierarchical position in the document. Here you can quickly type in a name, description and other attributes of your new requirement.

    New Requirement Row

  3. When you have finished entering information, click the green check-mark ‘Save Changes’ button to persist your new requirement to your project’s database.

 

Adding After the Current Row

Below are the steps necessary to add a new requirement after the current row:

  1. Within ‘Requirements View’, ensure you are not currently editing a row and the word “Requirement” is displayed in the text of the ‘Add New’ split button.

  2. Locate the document entity which you'd like to add after and click anywhere within the requirement’s displayed row to enter edit mode of that row.

    Click to Edit Row

    Note: Once in edit mode, the set of buttons available on the toolbar in 'Requirements View' will change to a set of buttons providing functions which can be preformed on the specific document entity currently being edited.

  3. Click on the blue 'Add After' button as shown below:

    Click Add After Button

    This causes a few things to happen. First, the row currently in edit mode will automatically save any changes that may have been made and exit edit mode. Second, a new row will appear already in edit mode at the same level in the hierarchy after your original chosen document entity, as shown below. You will find the ‘Number’ input field already populated with an automatically suggested number based on the entity’s hierarchical position in the document. Here you can quickly type in a name, description and other attributes of your new requirement.

    New Requirement Row After

  4. When you have finished entering information, click the green check-mark ‘Save Changes’ button to persist your new requirement to your project’s database.

 

Adding a Child of the Current Row

Below are the steps necessary to add a new child requirement of the current row:

  1. Within ‘Requirements View’, ensure you are not currently editing a row and the word “Requirement” is displayed in the text of the ‘Add New’ split button.

  2. Locate the document entity which you'd like to add a child to and click anywhere within the requirement’s displayed row to enter edit mode of that row.

    Click to Edit Row

    Note: Once in edit mode, the set of buttons available on the toolbar in 'Requirements View' will change to a set of buttons providing functions which can be preformed on the specific document entity currently being edited.

  3. Click on the blue 'Add Child' button as shown below:

    Click Add Child Button

    This causes a few things to happen. First, the row currently in edit mode will automatically save any changes that may have been made and exit edit mode. Second, a new row will appear already in edit mode at a level below in the hierarchy after your original chosen document entity, as shown below. You will find the ‘Number’ input field already populated with an automatically suggested number based on the entity’s hierarchical position in the document. Here you can quickly type in a name, description and other attributes of your new requirement.

    New Child Requirement Row

  4. When you have finished entering information, click the green check-mark ‘Save Changes’ button to persist your new requirement to your project’s database.

Adding New Statements and Requirements

Last modified on January 31st, 2017. 


This section contains outlined instructions for how to add new statements and requirements to your requirements document.

The key to adding new Statement and Requirement entities to your requirements document is the left-most, blue component located on the toolbar in ‘Requirements View’, as shown accentuated in red below.

Add New Split Button

Also known as the ‘Add New’ split button, it is basically just a primary button and a secondary drop-down menu grouped together. By clicking on the secondary drop-down menu and selecting a menu item from the list, you change which function happens by default when the primary button is clicked. In this case, the drop-down menu allows you to save a user preference whether the primary button will add a new Requirement entity to your requirements document or a new Statement entity.

By default, the primary button of the ‘Add New’ split button is set and ready to add Requirement entities as denoted in the text of the primary button and the check mark beside the menu item within the secondary drop-down menu.

 

Adding at the End of the Document

Below are the steps necessary to add a new requirement at the end of the document:

  1. Within ‘Requirements View’, ensure you are not currently editing a row, ensure the word “Requirement” is displayed in the text of the ‘Add New’ split button and click the left side of the button as shown below:

    Click Add New Requirement Button

    Note: The set of buttons available on the toolbar in ‘Requirements View’ change depending on whether or not you are currently editing a row.

  2. This causes you to be navigated to the end of the document where a new row has been added. You will find the ‘Number’ input field already populated with an automatically suggested number based on the entity’s hierarchical position in the document. Here you can quickly type in a name, description and other attributes of your new requirement.

    New Requirement Row

  3. When you have finished entering information, click the green check-mark ‘Save Changes’ button to persist your new requirement to your project’s database.

 

Adding After the Current Row

Below are the steps necessary to add a new requirement after the current row:

  1. Within ‘Requirements View’, ensure you are not currently editing a row and the word “Requirement” is displayed in the text of the ‘Add New’ split button.

  2. Locate the document entity which you’d like to add after and click anywhere within the requirement’s displayed row to enter edit mode of that row.

    Click to Edit Row

    Note: Once in edit mode, the set of buttons available on the toolbar in ‘Requirements View’ will change to a set of buttons providing functions which can be preformed on the specific document entity currently being edited.

  3. Click on the blue ‘Add After’ button as shown below:

    Click Add After Button

    This causes a few things to happen. First, the row currently in edit mode will automatically save any changes that may have been made and exit edit mode. Second, a new row will appear already in edit mode at the same level in the hierarchy after your original chosen document entity, as shown below. You will find the ‘Number’ input field already populated with an automatically suggested number based on the entity’s hierarchical position in the document. Here you can quickly type in a name, description and other attributes of your new requirement.

    New Requirement Row After

  4. When you have finished entering information, click the green check-mark ‘Save Changes’ button to persist your new requirement to your project’s database.

 

Adding a Child of the Current Row

Below are the steps necessary to add a new child requirement of the current row:

  1. Within ‘Requirements View’, ensure you are not currently editing a row and the word “Requirement” is displayed in the text of the ‘Add New’ split button.

  2. Locate the document entity which you’d like to add a child to and click anywhere within the requirement’s displayed row to enter edit mode of that row.

    Click to Edit Row

    Note: Once in edit mode, the set of buttons available on the toolbar in ‘Requirements View’ will change to a set of buttons providing functions which can be preformed on the specific document entity currently being edited.

  3. Click on the blue ‘Add Child’ button as shown below:

    Click Add Child Button

    This causes a few things to happen. First, the row currently in edit mode will automatically save any changes that may have been made and exit edit mode. Second, a new row will appear already in edit mode at a level below in the hierarchy after your original chosen document entity, as shown below. You will find the ‘Number’ input field already populated with an automatically suggested number based on the entity’s hierarchical position in the document. Here you can quickly type in a name, description and other attributes of your new requirement.

    New Child Requirement Row

  4. When you have finished entering information, click the green check-mark ‘Save Changes’ button to persist your new requirement to your project’s database.