Polarion 2013 – New and Noteworthy

By walekJ

If you’ve seen my other post – “Polarion 2013 – Just Released” – you know we have just released version 2013 of the Polarion product line. That post summarizes the features we iteratively developed and released to our customers during the past year, but which are actually features of version 2013. (Yes, is a bit different from what you may be used to from other software companies… but it’s how we deliver new and enhanced functionality to our users on a regular, predictable basis.)

The purpose of this post is to highlight the new and noteworthy changes/features added to Polarion 2013 since Polarion 2012 SR3.(A list of all the issues addressed in this release is provided in the Resolved Work Items file.) So let’s look now at the “latest-greatest” new things.


Create and edit many types of diagrams right in your LiveDoc™ specification documents.


Or attach them to work items.



And edit them in the online diagram editor

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Searching Attachment Content

Work Item, Document, and/or Wiki attachment content is being indexed, so you can search for artefacts by searching the attachment content.

attachment content search

You can also search for attachments on the site search.

attachment site search

Duplicate Work Items

When duplicating work item, user can select what properties will be duplicated.

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Document Attachments

It is possible to manage (add, remove, update…) document attachments in a same way as work item attachments.

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System Engineering Project Template

New project template designed for system engineering, reflecting all the best practices of or Professional Services team

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Polarion Connector for HP Quality Center™ (HP QC)Platform Enhancements

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Polarion Connector for Atlassian JIRA™


Platform Enhancements

External Repositories

The user-password in repositories.xml is encrypted

Custom Admin Changes

New API has been added to plug admin page for custom extension to Polarion Administration portal.


For a summary of everything that has gone into the making of Polarion 2013 in the past year, see “Polarion 2013 – Just released”.

Or jump directly to:

  •  SR1 – Robust handling of concurrent LiveDoc modifications: concurrent non-overlapping granular changes are automatically merged and people can easily review the result (and of course the history).

  • SR2 – Work Items Table presentation: vertical/horizontal pane layout, an optional compact mode, and text wrapping in table cells.

  • SR3 – Additional Custom Fields types: user role, project,project group, build, document, wiki page.

Where to Get Polarion 2013

Polarion 2013 is a free update for customers with a current maintenance subscription. You can download the update distribution at



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