Automatic ReqIF Exchange

 Automatically Import and Export ReqIF Documents.


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  • 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 "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 being set up and many changes are being made on 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. In order for a specification to be automatically exported or imported a manual export/import should be done first. Once a manual configuration has being set up that specifies mapping rules, the plugin will then use those settings for automatic import/export.

The plugin provides an 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 1.3.0

Updated April 2020

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 1.3.0 - April 2020
Price Free
Supported by Siemens PLM This extension is supported by Siemens PLM for customers with a current support/maintenance agreement.
Requirements Polarion 2018 GA (3.18.0) and newer

Tested on Polarion 2019 SR2, Polarion 2019 SR3 and Polarion 20 R1