Filtering Parent/Child Requirements

Friday, February 21, 2014
It appears that when a filter is applied on the requirement screen, it will only find matching values at the lowest level (requirements that do not have children).  We have a number of custom fields on our requirements and some of those fields are only filled on parent requirements, but we're unable to use the filter to locate these requirements based only on the custom field.  I noticed a thread from a very long time ago that addressed what seems to be the same issue:

Have you been able to make this sort of filtering work?  Due to the large amount of data we're importing from our old tool, being able to filter on the parent requirements would be very helpful.  

1 Replies
Monday, February 24, 2014
re: jpkelly Friday, February 21, 2014
Hi John

This is the way the system is designed to operate, since it always displays the parent requirement for a filtered requirement, even if the parent does not match the filter. It may change behavior in the future, but there are no short-term plans I'm afraid.

Therefore I'd suggest, adding those custom properties to the child items.



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