Editing Property Mapping

The property mapping functionality allows you to map property fields between Silk Central and external requirements management tools. For example, a custom requirement property in Silk Central called User might be equivalent to a custom property in Caliber called User_ID. The property mapping feature ensures that requirement property fields are accurately populated between projects during requirement uploading and importing. If there are multiple requirement types, you must map each type separately.

Note: If you don't use the property mapping feature, only the name and the description of the requirements are mapped.

To edit property mapping:

Note: The following applies for synchronizing properties with boolean values: since Silk Central does not support the boolean data type, you need to create a single select list with the following two list items:
  • Name = Yes, Numeric Weight = 1
  • Name = No, Numeric Weight = 0
Note: When you map lists, requirement properties from both products need to have the same named options for each list item, and they are case sensitive.
  1. Select the project.
  2. In the menu, click Project:<Project Name> > Project Settings .
  3. Click the Requirements Management tab.
  4. Click Edit Property Mapping for the configured external tool. The Edit Property Mapping dialog box opens.
  5. Select an external requirement type from the Requirement types list. All custom requirements of that type are then displayed below in the selection box.
  6. Select the custom requirement property for which you are establishing mapping.
  7. From the list box on the right, select the Silk Central custom property to establish mapping to the external custom property you have selected.
  8. Click Add Mapping to map the requirements. The results are displayed in the Custom property mapping box.
  9. The System property mapping box displays the two pre-configured mappings for requirement name and description, which cannot be removed.
  10. Click OK to save your changes.