When working in BriefBuilder, you may have noticed that all objects (spaces, connections, systems, users etc.) have an ID. These object IDs can be seen at the top of each detail view. See image below.
These IDs are automatically generated and they are unique.
They are also ‘fixed’ in the sense that they do not change when you change an object’s name or when you move an object to a different position within the tree.
This makes them very suitable to use when you want to integrate or exchange data with other applications.
Each ID consists of 2 or 3 letters and then a number, e.g. SP-1 for a space or SYS-3004 for a system.
The letters indicate what kind of object it is (in this example: a space or a system). The numbers have no particular semantic meaning. They are generated ‘on the fly’ when creating objects.
The lettering system is as follows:
|OPF||Folder in the Objectives & principles tree|
|GS||Group of spaces|
|SEF||Folder in the Systems & elements tree|
|PAF||Folder in the Processes & activities tree|
|DLF||Folder in the Deliverables tree|
|BOF||Folders in the Users tree|
|UAF||Folder in the User activities tree|
|UEF||Folder in the User equipment tree|
|SVF||Folders in the Services tree|
|PFF||Folder in Performance failures tree|
|QMF||Folder in the Quality measurements tree|
|STF||Folder in the Standards tree|
|RTF||Folder in the Requirement texts tree|