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How to work with dates?

BriefBuilder is not a planning tool, but it can still be relevant to work with dates at some places in the model. You may, for example, want to indicate a due date for a response to an RFC, or a deadline for when verification results need to have been entered in BriefBuilder.

Defining date fields

Date fields can be defined for standard properties in the settings menu. This can be done for requirements, analysis items, verification plans and results, and for RFCs.

Do the following:

1. Go in the settings menu to the relevant standard properties (Note that these can be found for requirements, analysis, verification and RFC)

Example of standard properties for requirements.

2. Select the relevant object type (Note that object types are different for requirements, verification and RFC)

Example of object types for verification.

3. Create a new property by clicking on Add standard property

4. For your property, go to the column Input type and select Date.

And that’s it. To check your work, go to the model. The relevant property should now have a small date icon in the entry field. See screenshot below.

Filtering on dates

When working with date properties, these will also be shown in tabular overviews like the RFC table or the verification table. In such tables it will then be possible to filter on specific date ranges.

To do so, go to the relevant column header and click on the filter icon ().

When clicking on the filter, you can enter a start date and end date for your range.

Good to know:

When interested in all results from a particular date, enter only a start date (≥) and leave the end date (≤) open.

When interested in alle results up to a particular date, enter only an end date (≤), and leave the start date (≥) open.

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