I am exporting a requirements diagram to Excel, to add some requirements in Excel, and then import the new requirements back to VP.
It works by adding columns in the Excel sheet.
However, one thing I can not get to work is adding containment links between the requirements. I have created requirements in VP with a containment link between them. In Excel, this is visible through the “Parent User ID”, “Parent ID” and “Parent Name” columns. I.e., the contained Requirement has as Parent User ID the User ID of the containing Requirement, and similar for Parent ID and Parent Name.
However, then I create a new Requirement (in Excel) to be contained in the same Requirement as the already existing one, by copying the values for the above mentioned columns to the new requirement I created in Excel. When I then import the Excel sheet back to VP, I do not get a containment link between the requirements, instead the new requirement is “on top” of the containing requirement, and I can see on the ID of the new requirement that it indeed is contained. However, if I move the new requirement (anywhere), the containment vanishes (i.e. the ID changes). And there is never any containment link between the requirements.
Am I doing this wrong, or is it not possible to do what I am trying to do? Would it be possible to add that possibility?