Alerts are displayed in ALM when importing requirements using Excel

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I have imported a lot of requirements using MS Excel, and every requirement now has an alert attached to it in ALM. I am currently using ALM 12.20 with a 64-bit version of MS Excel 2010. If I validate the requirements before exporting them into ALM, that is when the alerts are displayed. If I don't click the validate button before exporting the requirements into ALM, the alerts do not display. What is causing the alerts to display in ALM after exporting the requirements? Do I need to click the validate button in Excel before exporting?

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Asked on March 3, 2016 3:54 pm
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The Excel add-in will validate the data before importing even if you don't click the validate button, so there is something else going on here that is causing this issue. I would like for you to try running the repair on your MS Office to see if that resolves the issue. You can run the repair on MS Office from the Programs and Features. Simply highlight MS Office in the list of installed programs, click 'Change' in the toolbar and run the 'Quick Repair' by clicking the 'Repair' button. After the repair has completed, restart your ALM Client and try exporting the requirements once again to see if the issue has been resolved.

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Answered on March 3, 2016 3:55 pm
After I ran the repair, I restarted my ALM, validated the requirements and exported them into ALM without any issues. The repair resolved the issue. Thanks for your help!
( at March 3, 2016 3:55 pm)