Mapping multiple ARD fields to single ALM field

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Article ID: 210940

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CA Agile Requirements Designer

Issue/Introduction

ARD allows only one-to-one mapping with ALM fields.
We have mapped the description field from ARD to “Step Description” in ALM.
Due to this, any TS which are added to the Data Notes field in ARD does not get added to the ALM steps.

Expected to map multiple ARD fields to a single ALM field.

Kindly suggest.

 

 

 

 

Cause

Customers can create custom fields that concatenate multiple ARD fields to one value and then used this for the assignment.

 

Environment

ARD 2.X 3.X
CA Agile Requirements Designer

Resolution

It's actually possible to do what the client wants to do.

Currently, this is not documented.

The client would need basic knowledge of how custom fields work and how they can be chained/concatenated
the doc for custom fields is here: 
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/devops/agile-requirements-designer/3-1/requirements-modeling/create-visual-flows/define-custom-fields.html


the basic steps are:
1) create a new custom field
2) for the default value add the values of description and data notes.
3) in the ALM export assign the new custom field.

Please find a short video with a walk through attached to this KB.