Export Requirements to CSV

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You can export the current document to a CSV file for offline editing or data analysis of Custom Requirement Attributes.

Export Documents

To export the current document to a CSV file, click File, mouseover Export, and select CSV File. You can then open the CSV file in MS Excel, a spreadsheet or another 3rd party tool.

The exported CSV file contains following columns:

  • internal attributes, specifically id, heading, text, deleted
  • structural information, specifically level column with a level number in the document hierarchy and section column storing the section number, for example “1.2.3”
  • custom columns, for example “status” or “type”

Note: In the WebApp, the exported file CSV is saved in the browser download folder.

Edit CSV Files

You can edit attribute values in the exported CSV file and import changed attribute values back to ReqView. For example:

  1. Open a Stakeholder Requirements Specification document in ReqView and define custom attributes Customer Status (enum) and Customer Comments (html)
  2. Export a CSV file from ReqView
  3. Open the CSV file in MS Excel and edit values in Customer Status and Customer Comments columns
  4. Update the ReqView document, see Import and Update Requirements From MS Excel.

Create Data Reports

You can create a data report in MS Excel based on the exported CSV file. For example:

  1. Export a ReqView document to a CSV file and place it on a shared network drive.

  2. Create an Excel sheet with data analysis and reports (for example, pivot charts).

  3. Connect the Excel sheet from Step 2 to an external data source given by the CSV file from Step 1.

  4. Get a graph report based on the latest version of requirements data stored in an external CSV file:

    Pie Chart Report in MS Excell: Functional Requirements by State
Updated for version 2.14.0