Attachment

What are Attachments?

An Attachment is an independent file that can be attached in support of either a Current Position Element, Requirement Element or a Design Element.

Attachment Properties

Name Description Possible Values
Name Unique attachment name. Set by the application to match the file name. If an Attachment with that name already exists a prompt will appear asking the User to confirm a unique name.
Size Size of Attachment in Bytes. None - Set by the application.
Uploaded By The User who uploaded the Attachment. None - Set by the application.
Uploaded Date Date of upload. None - Set by the application.

Managing

Attaching new File

From a Manage Attachment child window clicking on the Attach button will display the Attach Files child window.

Clicking the Browse button will display an Open dialog from the browser in use where files may be chosen to be attached. Selecting the file(s) to be attached and clicking the Open button will add that selected file into the list within the Attach Files child window.

Once files have been selected and appear in the list there are 3 new options given on the buttons:

  • Cancel - Clears all selected files in the list.
  • Upload - Attempts to upload files within the list.
  • Add more files - Same as the Browse button previously, will display an Open dialog to use to select more files.

Note: Individual files can be removed by clicking on the "X" at the end of their row in the list.

If any files being uploaded already match the name of an existing Attachment then a Duplicate File Prompt will appear giving two options:

  • New Name - Save the current file with a new name, the name can be edited in the textbox above.
  • Overwrite - Overwrites the existing Attachment file with the current, name stays the same.

Upon successfully attaching files a success message will display at the bottom of the child window. The Cancel and Add more files options will remain so further attaching of files can be done.

If the Close button is clicked the child window will close and nothing will be saved.

Note: The maximum file size is 100MB.

Removing Attachment

From a Manage Attachment child window selecting the Attachment to remove and clicking on the Remove button will display a removal confirmation window. If Cancel is clicked the confirmation window will close and the Attachment will not be removed. If Yes is clicked the selected Attachment will be removed and a successful removal message will be displayed at the bottom of the child window.

Download Attachment

Existing Attachments can be viewed and downloaded in two different places:

Clicking on the Download button will display a Save As dialog from the browser where a location to save the file may be chosen. Clicking Save will initiate the download.

Upon successful completion of the download a success message will display at the bottom of the child window or application depending on where the download was initiated.