Create Dimensions CM requests

You can create Dimensions CM requests in Visual Studio. You can base a request on an existing Dimensions CM request.


When you create a Dimensions CM request, it is added to the repository and assigned to the initial lifecycle state. If you don't have all the necessary information about the request, save it as draft.

To base a request on an existing Dimensions CM request, you need to prime the request. If you prime from an existing request, the fields in the New Request Wizard are populated with information from that request.

External requests: You can create SBM requests directly in the Visual Studio's embedded browser. To create OpenText ALM Octane or Atlassian Jira requests, use the relevant request provider. For details about working with external requests, see Use external requests.

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Create a Dimensions CM request

In the New Request wizard, create a Dimensions CM request or prime a Dimensions CM request with information from an existing request.

To create a Dimensions CM request:

  1. In Dimensions Explorer, under the project or stream where you want to add a request, click New and select Request.

    To prime a new request from an existing request, right-click a request in any open list tab and select New.

    The Create New Request wizard opens.

  2. Specify basic request information, and click Next:

    Field Description
    Raise request against Select the product where the new request is created.
    of type Select a request type.
    Title Enter a title for the request.
    From file / Text

    Add a description of the request:

    • Select From file and enter the name of the file that contains a description of the request, or click Browse to search for the file.
    • Select Text and enter a description of the request.
  3. On the Base Request On page, specify the following details, and click Next:

    Field Description
    Base request on

    To base the new request on an existing request, select this option, and enter the request ID, or browse to find a request.

    Note: If you started the wizard by priming it from an existing request, these fields are filled in.

    Relate as To set a relationship between the new request and the request on which it is based, select a relationship type.
  4. On the Request Attributes page, enter or select attribute values as needed, and click Next.

    Attributes in bold are required. Attributes in italics cannot be changed.

  5. On the Related Objects page, define the objects that the request affects, and click Next:

    Field Description
    Related stream/project

    Select the project or stream that the request affects:

    • Start typing the ID. Streams and projects that contain any characters in the string are displayed.
    • Select a stream or project from the list. Favorites and recently used streams and projects are displayed at the top.
    Related design parts

    Enter the specifications of the design part that the request affects, or click the browse button to search for them.

    Leave this field empty to use the root part for the product.

    Related baselines Specify one or more baselines that the request affects. Or click the browse button and enter your search criteria to find baselines.
    Related items Enter one or more item specifications that the request affects. Or click the browse button and enter your search criteria to find items.
    Related requests

    Specify other requests that the new request affects. Or click the browse button and enter your search criteria to find requests.

    To define the relationship between the new request and the affected requests, select a relationship type from the Relate as list.

  6. (Optional) On the Request Attachments page, attach a file to the request. Click Add, and enter the file path or navigate to the file.

    Tip: You can drag and drop files from File Explorer onto the attachments list.

    By default the attached file retains its original name, but you can rename the file by providing a new name in the Attach as field.

    You can also add a file description.

    Click Next.

  7. On the Summary page, review the summary of the operations to perform, and click Finish.

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