Prime a request

By priming a Dimensions CM request you can create a new request based on the details of an existing Dimensions CM request.

To define whether a request can be primed from another request of the same or a different type, and which attributes to copy to the new request, use the Administration Console > Object Types > Prime Mappings. For details, see Set up the process model.

Note: The detailed description of the new request is copied from either the detailed description of the existing request or one of its other attributes, depending on what you defined in the Administration Console.

The new request could be:

  • Created in the same or a different product.

  • A different request type.

  • Related to the original request.


Guidelines and behaviors:

  • An attribute is copied only if it has been specified in the Prime Mapping in the Administration Console for the involved request types. You can change these attributes if needed.

  • The detailed description of the new request is either copied from the detailed description of the priming request, or from another attribute, depending on what has been specified in the Prime Mappings defined in the Administration Console.

  • If an attribute is required, and it has not been specified in the Prime Mapping, you need to enter it on the Attributes tab.

To prime a request:

  1. From a request list, select the source request based on which you want to create the new request.

  2. Select Request > Prime. The Prime Request dialog box opens.

  3. On the General tab, specify the following details:

    Field Description

    Product ID

    Select the product for which the request is to be created, or accept the default.

    The default is the product ID of your current project/stream.

    Type Select the type of request that you want to create.

    To be addressed in project

    Accept the default or select another project/stream.

    Defaults to your current project/stream.

    Note: The request is owned by this project/stream. The Stage ID for the request is set to the initial stage in the Global Stage Lifecycle.

    Title Enter a title for the request.

    Prime Details

    Displays the details of the request based on which the new primed request is created.

    You can enter the specification of another request, or click the browse button to find the request.

    For Relationship, select the relationship between the existing and new requests.

    To create a new request from scratch, clear the Based on request option.

    Detailed Description Enter a detailed description for the request.
    Save as draft Select to keep the request as a draft copy so that it is not available or visible to other users.
    Lock ownership to this site Select to lock the ownership of the new request so that it cannot be requested by other sites.
  4. Select the Relationships tab and specify the following options:

    Field Description
    Related Parts Enter or accept the design part specification that the request affects, or click the browse button to find it.
    Related Baselines (Optional) Enter or accept the baseline specification, or click the browse button to find it.
  5. On the Attributes tab and Attachments tab, specify any required user-defined attributes and file attachments.

  6. Click Create.

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