Current Position Element

What are Current Position Elements?

A Current Position Element is an individual component of the current state.

Current Position Element Properties

Name Description Possible Values
ID Unique Element reference number. Number - Generated by the application.
Current Position Full description of the Current Position Element. Text.
In Scope Is the Current Position Element a requirement of the Project? Yes / No.
Attachments Files in support of the Current Position Element. List of Attachments.

Locating Current Position Elements

Current Position Elements can be located in the following Documents:

Document Can Manage
Requirements Specification
Design Specification

Managing

Current Position Elements may be edited directly in the TreeList. Single-clicking on a cell of the currently selected item will put that cell into "Edit Mode". Double-clicking a cell of an item that is not currently selected will achieve the same result (first click selects item, second click enables edit mode).

Because the TreeList features "Inline Editing", changes are not saved directly after they have been made like most of the application, they must be managed by the use of the Document Save and Document Cancel features located at the bottom right of the Document.

The Document Save feature can be used to save any changes to the Current Position Elements. Navigating to different tabs or triggering a child window to open will also trigger a save for any changes made.

The Document Cancel feature can be used to cancel any changes to the Current Position Elements, this includes rejecting any changes to elements that have yet to be saved, reinserting removed elements and removing newly created ones.

Upon successful completion of saving changes a success message will display at the bottom of the application.

Creating a new Current Position Element

Clicking on the New button will create a new Current Position Element directly underneth the current selection.

Indenting Current Position Elements

Selecting a Current Position Element and clicking on the Indent button will indent that Current Position Element making it a child of the element above it.

In order to indent the selected Current Position Element there must be a element directly above it that is not already the parent.

The same can be achived by using the drag-drop feature of the Treelist, see Reordering.

Outdenting Current Position Elements

Selecting a Current Position Element and clicking on the Outdent button will outdent that Current Position Element removing it from the child collection of the parent element above it.

The currently selected Current Position Element must be a child of another element in order to outdent.

The same can be achived by using the drag-drop feature of the Treelist, see Reordering.

Reordering Current Position Elements

Current Position Elements can be reodered in the list using the drag-drop feature of the Treelist.

Dragging a Current Position Element over the others in the list will display a small overlay underneth the cursor that will indicate where to "drop" the element. There are 3 options displayed depending on the position of the cursor against the row it is hovering over:

  • Before - drops the element before the element the cursor is hovering over.
  • Inside - drops the element inside, making it a child of the element the cursor is hovering over.
  • After - drops the element after the element the cursor is hovering over.

Removing Current Position Elements

Selecting the Current Position Element 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 Current Position Element will not be removed. If Yes is clicked the selected Current Position Element will be removed from the TreeList.

Managing Attachments

Clicking on the Manage button will display the Manage Current Position Element Attachments child window for the currently selected Current Position Element. From here new files can be attached and existing Attachments can be downloaded or removed. See Attachment for features.

Importing Current Position Elements

The Requirements Specification has the ability to import Current Position Elements from other Projects via the Import feature of the Document.

Clicking the Import button will display the Import Document child window.

In order to view and import Current Position Elements from another Project, a Project must be selected from the "Import from Project" drop-down at the top. The drop-down is populated with any other Projects in the application.

From the import button there are two options for importing Current Position Elements within the Requirements Specification:

Import Current Tab - Imports all data on the currently selected tab. If the intention is to import Current Position Elements, the selected tab must be the Current Position tab.

Import All - Imports all Document data, including any Current Position Elements identified on the Current Position tab.

Upon successful import the Import Document child window will close, a success message will be displayed at the bottom of the application and the last of the newly imported Current Position Elements will be selected.