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Add Custom Attributes to Links

When you create a link set using Requirements Toolbox™, you can create custom attributes that apply to the links contained in the link set. Custom attributes extend the set of properties associated with your links.

Define Custom Attributes for Link Sets

To define a custom attribute for a link set:

  1. Open the Requirements Editor. At the MATLAB® command prompt, enter:

    slreq.editor

  2. Open a requirement set that contains requirement links, or create a new requirement set and create requirement links. For more information, see Requirement Links.

  3. Click Show Links.

  4. Select the link set.

  5. In the Details pane, under Custom Attribute Registries, click Add to add a custom attribute to the link set.

  6. The Custom Attribute Registration dialog box appears. Enter the name of your custom attribute in the Name field. Select the type from the Type drop-down menu. Enter a description of the custom attribute in the Description field.

Custom Attribute Types

There are four custom attribute types:

  • Edit: Text box that accepts a character array. There is no default value.

  • Checkbox: Single check box that can be either checked or unchecked. The default value is unchecked.

  • Combobox: Drop-down menu with user-defined options. Unset is always the first option in the drop-down menu and the default attribute value.

  • DateTime: Text box that only accepts a datetime array. There is no default value. See datetime for more information on datetime arrays.

Set Custom Attribute Values for Links

After you define custom attributes for a link set, you can set the custom attribute value for each link. Select the link in the Requirements Editor. In the Details pane, under Custom Attributes, enter the desired value in the field.

Note

You can only set the custom attribute value for one link at a time.

If you do not define a value for Checkbox or Combobox type custom attributes for a link, the value will be set to the default. For Checkbox custom attributes, the default value is defined for the link set in the Details pane, under Custom Attribute Registries. For Combobox custom attributes, the default value is Unset.

Edit Custom Attributes

After you define a custom attribute for a link set, you can make limited changes to the custom attribute. Select the link set in the Requirements Editor. In the Details pane, under Custom Attribute Registries, select the custom attribute you want to edit and click Edit.

For custom attributes of any type, you can edit the name and description. For Combobox custom attributes, you can also edit the value of each option in the drop-down menu, or add and remove options. If you remove an option, the custom attribute value for links that previously had that value reset to the default value, Unset. Editing the value of multiple options at once resets the custom attribute values of that attribute for all links in the link set. However, you can edit the value of a single option without resetting the custom attribute values. Additionally, if you reorder the existing options without changing the value of any of the options, the links' custom attribute values do not reset.

After you set the custom attribute value for a link, you can change the value at any time by selecting the link in the Requirements Editor and setting the updated value in the Details pane, under Custom Attributes.

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