ReqView Synchronizer

ReqView Synchronizer is a command line tool for importing a structured requirements document from IBM Rational DOORS by means of CSV or ReqIF format. You can also synchronize status changes and new comments from ReqView back into the original RM tool document by means of CSV roundtrip synchronization.

Note: ReqView Synchronizer is in beta and it will be deprecated when ReqView Desktop will support import and export of ReqIF files (see ReqIF Roundtrip Synchronization feature request).


ReqView Synchronizer is a command line tool which does not need any special installation:

  1. Login to ReqView Support Portal and download ReqView Synchronizer from Solutions / Downloads / Download ReqView Synchronizer and then unzip the downloaded package to a preferred folder.

  2. If your Windows system does no contain Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 libraries please download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86).

Using Synchronizer

Open a Windows command line and change to the folder where you unpacked synchronizer.exe file. Then type synchronizer.exe -h to list its command line arguments.


$ synchronizer.exe --import -i <file> -f <format> -o <file> -c <file>


--import Imports requirements data from a data source into a ReqView Project File.
-i,--input-file <file> Input file (RM tool export)
-o,--output-file <file> Output ReqView Project File
-f, --format <format> Format of the input file — “CSV” or “REQIF
-c,--config-file <file> Configuration file (JSON)


$ synchronizer.exe --export [--changed] -i <file> -f <format> -d <idx> -c <file> -o <file>


--export Exports ReqView document. By default only all requirements are exported. See ‘—changed’.
--changed Includes only changed requirements
-i,--input-file <file> Input ReqView Project File
-d,--doc-idx <idx> Index of the input document (Default 0)
-f, --format <format> Format of output file — “CSV
-c,--config-file <file> Optional configuration file (JSON) with attributes mapping
-o,--output-file <file> Output file for RM tool
Updated for version 2.6.2