New Requirement Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to add a new requirement to the Requirements module.

To access

In the Requirements module, right-click a requirement and select New Requirement.

Available from: Requirements Tree, Requirement Details, and Coverage Analysis

Relevant tasks

How to Create Requirements

See also

Requirements Specification Overview

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element


Clears the data.

Spell Check. Checks the spelling for the selected word or text box.

Thesaurus. Displays a synonym, antonym, or related word for the selected word.

Spelling Options. Enables you to configure the way ALM checks spelling.

Field Search. Enables you to search for a specified field name. Supports wildcard search with asterisk "*" and question mark "?".

For example: a*b returns acb and adefb; a?b returns acb


Type a name for the new requirement.

Syntax exceptions: A requirement name cannot include the following characters: \ ^ *

Requirement Type

Select a requirement type. For more details on requirement types, see Requirement Type.


Required fields are displayed in red. For details on the available requirement fields, see Requirements Module Fields.

Rich Text

Enables you to add, view, and edit rich text using an HTML editor from within ALM.

Note: Changes you make to the rich text for a requirement are saved automatically when you move to a different requirement or a different module.


Enables you to add attachments for the currently selected requirement. For details, see Attachments Page.

Adds the new requirement to the requirements tree. The New Requirement page remains open.

Closes the New Requirement page.