Automatic ReqIF Exchange (for Polarion 20 R2 and 21 R1)

 Automatically Import and Export ReqIF Documents


This version of the Automatic ReqIF Exchange extension is compatible with Polarion 20 R2 (3.20.2) and Polarion 21 R1 (3.20.1).

Use the Related Extensions section to get a version of the connector supporting either the older (2018 GA to 20 R1) or newer (21 R2 and newer) Polarion versions.



  • Get a fast overview of data exchanged via ReqIF with links to directly access configuration.
  • Automatically import ReqIF documents that are uploaded to a local folder on the server.
  • Automatically export LiveDocuments that are modified and configured for export to a local folder on the server.



  • Extract to <Polarion>/polarion/extensions and restart Polarion.



Open the "Automated ReqIF Exchange" configuration page in Polarion Administration and specify configuration parameters as follows:

  • Account Vault Key: Use a vault key parameter previously configured in the Account value key admin settings. Please see online help for more information.
    • NOTE: Only technical users should be used for creating the user account vault key
  • Watch for changes on: This is a directory/folder location on your Polarion Server. The plugin monitors this folder for ReqIF files to import.
  • Automatically export to: This is a directory/folder location on your Polarion Server. The plugin uses this folder for export. You can additionally specify a delay to export, in minutes. If you specify 0 minutes, the moment the live document is saved by a user, the plugin will automatically create the ReqIF file in the specified folder. If you specify 5 minutes, then after saving the document, the plugin will wait 5 minutes before an export. This is helpful if the plugin has been set up and many changes are being made to the live document.


To avoid conflict please use a different folder location for import and export.

In the specification area below, you will see the status (needs configuration, successful export/import, unsuccessful export/import) of live docs/specifications that are suitable for Automated ReqIF export/import. For a specification to be automatically exported or imported a manual export/import should be done first. Once a manual configuration has been set up that specifies mapping rules, the plugin will then use those settings for automatic import/export.

The plugin provides easy-to-use hyperlinks to view the log file of any import/export.



  • Delete folder ".config" in C:\Polarion\polarion\data\workspace (or /opt/polarion/data/workspace on Linux) and restart Polarion.



What's New in Version 1.3.1

Updated October 2020

Changes for 1.3.1
- Compatibility with Polarion 20 R2 (3.20.2)

Changes for 1.3.0
- The extension now correctly exports the ReqIF when such automatic action is configured.
- The configuration of Import and Export folders now cannot lead to the same folder.

Changes for 1.2.0
- Fixed Null Pointer Exception while updating extension's configuration in Polarion Administration.

Changes for 1.1.0
- The extension was updated to support Polarion 2018 (18.0) and newer.




Vendor Siemens PLM
Published Version 1.3.1 - October 2020
Price Free
Community Supported Extension This extension is not supported by Siemens PLM.
Requirements Polarion 20 R2 (3.20.2) or 21 R1 (3.21.1)

Tested on Polarion 21 R1

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