New Request/Open Request dialog box

Use the New Request dialog box to create a Dimensions CM request.

Use the Open Request dialog box to view the general details of a Dimensions CM or external request, modify the request's attributes, and add or delete file attachments.

Note: To use external requests, you need to create them in the relevant request provider instance, such as Micro Focus ALM Octane or Atlassian Jira, and map the instance to Dimensions CM. For details, see Configure request providers.

In the General tab, you can view a request's general information. For a Dimensions CM request, you can edit the title, description, affected design parts, attachments, and status.

To view and change the user-defined attributes, see the Attributes tab/page.

General tab

Field Description


Change or accept the title for the request.

The maximum length is 80 characters.

Description Edit or accept the description for the request.

Affected design part(s)

Enter or accept a design part specification that is affected by this request, or browse to open the Select Design Part wizard.

If any part of the design part specification contains spaces, enclose the whole ID in quotes ("").

To be addressed in project

Enter the name of the project that will own the request, or browse to find the project.

The request is related to the project as Owned.

Related baselines

Enter the name of one or more baselines or browse to find them.

The baselines are related to the request(s) as Affected.

Related requirements Enter the name of one or more requirements to be related to this request, or click the Browse button to find them.
File attachments Add or remove file attachments.
(insert row) Click to insert a row below the current row.
(remove row) Click to remove the current row.
File name Enter the name of a file attachment, or click the Browse button to select one.
Description Enter a description of the file attachment.


The size of the file attachment.

This field displays N/A until a file has been attached.

Status The current lifecycle state of the request.
Submit Click to save the request.
Submit as Draft

Click to submit your changes and save the request as draft. Drafts are not visible to other users.

Note: You can save a request as draft even if you haven't completed all the required fields.

To view, unrelate, or perform actions on item revisions, requests, baselines, or design parts that are related to the current request, see the Relationships tab.

To view the Dimensions CM request's action history, see the Action History tab.

To view the request's refactoring history, see the Refactoring History tab.

To view the request's contents, see the Preview tab.

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