ReqSuite® Requirements Manager (RM)
Input Forms

Input forms (formerly called “templates”) define the screen masks used in ReqSuite® RM when creating and editing elements of the defined categories. In these forms, attributes of the corresponding category, but also those of related categories can be displayed. In addition, static text can be added as labels or sentence fragments, e.g., to help users write requirements according to predefined sentence patterns.

The functionality for creating input forms is provided via buttons and drag & drop mechanisms (see Figure 1). Since it is quite self-explanatory, no further explanation of individual buttons and menu items is provided.

Rather, it is important to point out the following aspects.

  • Attributes of related categories cannot be edited in an input form, only displayed. However, when using ID. Name of a related category within the input form, ReqSuite® RM renders a widget for faster maintaining relationships to elements of this related category.
  • It is not allowed to use an attribute twice in one input form. The same applies to the labels of table rows.
  • When building sentence patterns that contain multiple attributes, static fragments (at least one space) are required between the different attributes.
  • It is not necessary to use all attributes of a category in its input form. Attributes that are not part of the form can still be edited in a project using the Additional Property section of the editing window.
  • Rows of the input form can be excluded from export to MS Word by unchecking them in the input form designer.
Figure 1. Input form definition for a category