Articles Tagged 'project'

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Resolving 'Unable to cast COM object' errors when using MS-Office Add-Ins

Sometimes when using our MS-Office Add-Ins (for Excel, Word and Project) on a new computer you will see an error message of the type:

Unable to cast COM object of type 'System.__ComObject' to interface type 'Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Worksheet'. This operation failed because the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the interface with IID ...

This article explains the cause of these types of error and provides some common solutions
 

How do I Recover a Deleted Project in Spira?

Most of the artifacts in Spira are "soft deleted", i.e. they are simply marked with a deleted flag, and can be recovered easily by a project administrator using the Project History Changes option to review the changes, filter by deletes and revert the change. However when a system administrator deletes a whole project, it physically deletes the project and cannot be undone.

Which artifacts can be shared across projects?

By default, all projects are completely self-contained; artifacts in one project can only be linked or associated with artifacts in the same project.  However, there is a way for the project admin to selectively allow other projects to access artifacts in the current project.  (Administration -> Project Associations)

The cross-project functionality is being introduced gradually.  As of Spira version 5.4, it applies only to requirements, test cases, and incidents.

This article explains how and where the artifacts from another project can be used.

How Do I Import From Excel 2010+ into SpiraTeam v4.x
We recently announced the release of an updated MS-Office plugin for Spira v5.0 that makes use of the new API in Spira 5.0. However some customers still need the older MS-Office 2010+ plugin for older versions of Spira (v4.x).
How do I provision new TaraVault projects?
Since TaraVault is an add-on feature to either SpiraPlan or SpiraTeam (hereafter just 'Spira') you use the Spira web interface to handle the provisioning of new TaraVault projects. This articles explains the steps.
Unable to create a new project after upgrading to v4.0
If you have upgraded from Spira v3.2 to v4.0 you may receive a Foreign Key violation error message when you try and create a new project. We have identified the cause and will be adding a fix to patch 003. This article describes an immediate workaround.