This chapter contains configuration adapter-specific details for configuration storage types and data access types.

Configurations can be made in the configuration editor or on the preferences page.

Configuration storage types


The NONE storage deactivates YT.


The FILE storage uses a file within the workspace. Such files can be shared in a source code management repository (e.g., CVS, Subversion, Git) like any other project artifacts. The configuration requires the workspace path to the file to be specified.


file "/de.itemis.pedelec.tracing/model/conf.yt"

In this case the configuration is stored in the conf.yt file, which is located in the model folder within the de.itemis.pedelec.tracing project.

The configuration file is automatically created if it does not already exist. The project and the folder must exist in this case.

Keywords, options, configurations


  • == – „Equals” operator to use within a condition
  • != – „Not equals” operator to use within a condition
  • addressOf – Starts an addressOf condition.
  • baselineSetDefinition – Defines the „Baseline Set Definition” that is to be loaded.
  • baselineSet – Defines the „Baseline Set” that is to be loaded.
  • contains – Constraint for substring check
  • if – Third keyword of an include expression. Starts a block of conditions.
  • in – „In” operator to use within a condition
  • include – Starts an include expression. Artifacts satisfying the expression right from the include keyword will be included in the result set.
  • map – Starts a mapping block.
  • Module – Allows to access the parent module of an object for mapping.
  • modules – Second keyword of an include expression. Defines that the following conditions are evaluated on module level.
  • objects – Second keyword of an include expression. Defines that the following conditions are evaluated on object level.
  • project – Defines which project is to be imported.
  • Project – Allows to access the parent project of an object for mapping.
  • resource – A pattern for a project, folder or file in the workspace.
  • to – Defines the relation of a custom attribute to the value it is mapped to.
  • valueOf – Starts a valueOf condition.
  • server – Defines the server to be used.
  • port – Defines the port to be used.
  • file – Defines the file to be used for storing.


  • cell – Optional regular expressions for content or address of a cell
  • element matches – XPath expression for the selection of artifacts
  • identified by – Unique key for an artifact in this document.
  • column with header – Defines within a valueOf expression in a configuration of the Excel adapter that the value is contained in a column with a certain column header provided right from the keyword.
  • locate bookmark where subset – Bookmark recognition(s). This can be used to filter valid bookmarks by defining a regular expression on the full label format, see detailed explanation below.
  • locate text where patternRegular expression recognition(s)
  • map – Attribute mappings for custom attributes
  • map to type – ReqIF type long name filter
  • name – Name for the matched artifact
  • resource – File filter pattern
  • sheetRegular expression for the workbook sheet name
  • subset metaclass – Filter elements by meta class
  • subset namespace – Filter elements by namespace
  • subset stereotype – Stereotype filter
  • type – ReqIF specification type long name filter


  • … as block|line comment – Specifies whether YT creates block or line comments for new links.
  • analyze comments of … – Which artifact type represents the C artifact. Possible Values are A and B.
  • create links by … – Specifies how YT calculates the content of new comments on link creation. The specification is a concatenation of static strings and values of artifact attributes.
  • in – „In” operator to use within a condition
  • locate links by – A regular expression for the text portion in the comment of the C files representing a link.
  • map { … } – As an option, it is possible to define link attributes and derive the attribute values similar to the identifier derivation specified by identified by.
  • separatedby – As an option, it is possible to define a separator, that separates identifiers in a list, e.g., requirement ids that can be linked with ids in one cell of an Excel document.
  • where – Specifies the relevant attributes for the identification of an artifact linked to a C element.