The Specification Information task is used if the specification files have been moved and require re-mapping or if specification information is to be removed form a group.
The files associated to a specification that can be managed using this task are:
The Specification Information list can be be filtered by using the filter at the top of the list.
Please see the topic How To Use Filters for more advanced filtering information.
If all the specification information is in the same file location, then only the file location will need browsing to:
If the specification information has a different file location then they will all need browsing to:
Information stored about a specification is deleted by:
Alternatively there is a right click option to achieve the above:
For each specification DriveWorks produces a number of reports depending on the operations performed on it.
The reports contain information regarding the success of the operation, and are useful in diagnosing any issues.
The reports are stored in the DriveWorks group, they can be deleted as follows:
Right click and select Open Report to view the report before deletion.
By default the specification information task will display all specification information in the group. Specification information that can be found will be displayed in a dark font. Specification information that cannot be found will be displayed in a red font.
If specification information has been copied to a new location, and still exists in the original location it will be shown as being found. This can be changed by using the methods above.
Missing files only can be displayed by clicking the missing files button from Command Bar.
Toggle the selected Specification between its Archive and Restored states.
Archive the selected Specification.
Restore the selected Specification from its Archived state.
The displayed list of files in the group can be refreshed at any time by using the Refresh button from the Command Bar.
Import Specification gives you the ability to import specifications from another Group.
This is essential when requiring to maintain specification history from a "In Production" group into a "Development" group prior to going live.
With the group open, to import into, in Data Management:
Select the Browse button on the Group field to launch the Open Group Wizard.
From the Open Group Wizard select the Group that contains the specifications to be imported.
Enter the User Name and Password (if applicable) to log on to the Group as an Administrator.
The specifications will be listed in the Specifications window.
Click Finish to import all specifications into the group.
The Reset Specification Id Pool will reset the number used for the special variable DWSpecificationId.
This feature is intended for use when moving from a development stage, where test specifications have been run, to a 'in production' stage.
As such all specifications that have been run must be deleted from the group.
To Reset the specification Id pool:
Filtering is available throughout the Data Management Tool.
Filter boxes are found at the top of the file and file location columns in the main window of the following Data Management Tasks:
Specifications Information has a new column added which displays the Last Modified date and time of each specification made.
Specifications can be filtered based on the date they were created by entering the required date in the filter box.
To Filter the information select the Data Management Task for which the information is to be filtered.
Once the task has been selected all of the information about that task is presented in the main window. The information is presented in 2 separate columns, which represent:
If you require to filter based on file location, use the filter box above the left column of the main window.
If you require to filter based on file information, use the filter box above the right column of the main window.
The information in the corresponding column will be filtered to match the criteria entered.
Once a filter has been applied it can be cleared by:
A. Removing the characters from the Filter box by using the backspace or delete keys on the keyboard.
B. Clicking the clear button from the filter box (The black cross that appears once characters are entered).