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DOORS Tips and Tricks

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DOORS Tips and Tricks

  1. 1. Yaron Zelichover June 2010 DOORS Tips & Tricks The little things that can improve DOORS daily work
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>UI and display </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard shortcuts </li></ul><ul><li>Available dxl scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. UI and display <ul><li>UI and display </li></ul><ul><li>Buttons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote/Demote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indent main column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert heading to text / text to heading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explorer’s filter </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. UI and display <ul><li>UI and display </li></ul><ul><li>Display colors (by enumerated attribute) </li></ul><ul><li>Column displaying few attributes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New dxl attribute > Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible as a solution for DOORS tables </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set current object’s background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools > Options > Display </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Keyboard shortcuts <ul><li>Keyboard shortcuts </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+N / Ctrl+L – Create new object </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+A – Edit next attribute in view </li></ul><ul><li>Enter – Enter edit mode </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+Enter / Shift+Enter – Edit next object </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+I – Start link </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+G – Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+Double click – Edit object’s attribute </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl + left, Ctrl + up, Ctrl + down - Navigation </li></ul>
  6. 6. ‘ OOB’ dxl scripts/libraries <ul><li>‘ Out-Of-the-Box’ dxl script/libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Tools > Functions > </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy objects (between modules) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy attribute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Split Object text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. ‘ OOB’ dxl scripts/libraries <ul><li>‘ Out-Of-the-Box’ dxl script/libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Create links by attribute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link > Advanced > Link by Attribute… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools > Forms </li></ul>
  8. 8. ‘ OOB’ dxl scripts/libraries <ul><li>‘ Out-Of-the-Box’ dxl scripts/libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Tools > DXL Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(located in: ‘Some example programs…’ library) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert DOORS tables into objects with attribures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Convert DOORS tables into objects, one per row’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange Object hierarchy by section number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Example to move objects into structure suggested by section numbers’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add attributes to a view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ View DXL Example’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Additional available dxl scripts <ul><li>Additional available dxl scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Join selected objects (Merge) </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute attributes and views between modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attributes > Copy > Definitions and types across multiple modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display control > views > Copy Views </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convert links to go through different link module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links > Move links from one link module to another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Display changes in object text as column </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History > Insert dynamic history column </li></ul></ul><ul><li>dxl knowledge-base website </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smartdxl.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Best Practices <ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Mark required attributes columns with ‘*’ </li></ul><ul><li>Menu structure - guidelines: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange by usage (less clicks for often used items) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange by subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange by user types </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use ‘Module Type’ attribute to define modules </li></ul>
  11. 11. Administrative tools <ul><li>Administrative tools </li></ul><ul><li>Manage locks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools > Manage Locks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage open modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools > Manage Open modules </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active users monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOORS Database server admin Tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archive on the server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saved in ‘serverarchive’ folder </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you

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