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The RTC workitem id, which is generated automatically from the system, also assigns an internalID.
When a customer has multiple teams, such as developers and a management team, simultaneously working on projects,
how can you identify which work item ids belong to which projects or departments?
RTC Workitem id's can be prefixed with the project\department names + internalID in attribute customization calculated value script.
You can use this customization if the value of an attribute must be calculated instead of entered by the user. Optionally, the calculated value can depend on the value of other attributes in the same work item. An attribute configured with a calculated value customization should use a read-only presentation. Here are all Calculated Value customizations that you can configure using the Eclipse client:
1) Enable scripts: Go to administrative page of your RTC server : http
5) Save the workitem and verify that the Newid attribute value should be ( "IOT Banking "+in
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Have you been searching through the IBM
When you sign in to the IBM Knowledge Center, you can save individual topics, groups of topics, or entire collections. After you save content by adding it to My Collections, you can rearrange topics, delete them, rename them, and then format them as PDF files. Refer to the
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You should shell share your IBM Rational Test Workbench with IBM Rational Performance Tester.
Note: Google.com application is used in this example.
Scenario 1: No variable or datapool created
c) Execute the schedule. Workbench automatically assigns one test per device.
Scenario 2: Defining a variable and assigning the user group to specfic device
a) Create a variable named “RTW
b) To assign the specific device to the user group, initialize the “RTW
c) Repeat the same steps for the other test as well and execute the schedule.
d) As specified, each test will be executed in respective devices.
Scenario 3: Creating Datapool and assigning devices
8. Execute the schedule.
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How to click on a specific cell inside a table with IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT).
You can try the getChildren approach on the Table. To use this you need to perform the following steps:
Here are the steps in detail:
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When you record/automate an Android mobile application through IBM Rational Test Workbench(RTW), application crashes while loading the splash screen.
This issue can occur due to the following situations:
The same workspace might have been used with a version of IBM Mobile Test Workbench for Worklight that is older than Version 8.6
Help! I just accidentally deleted the Parent graphic from a Rational System Architect (RSA) 126.96.36.199 SV-4 data flow child diagram and I need to get it back!
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You were working on a project in Rational System Architect and you misclicked and accidentally deleted the Parent graphic. From a SV-4 data flow child diagram no less. You need to get this back in working shape before your boss gets upset. But what can you do?
If a parent graphic is removed from a child diagram, there is no way to add it back on. That being said, there is a workaround that might work for you:
1. Go to the original parent diagram
Hopefully, this will get you back on the road to finishing up the work you were doing before your accidental misclick.
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There are several questions which come up when you are performance testing your application using IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT). Among all such questions, let's discussion on question like "How to measure the client side page rendering with RPT?" You might say, that you script measuring only the downloading of multiple request/ response for the specific click event and its not capturing the service level agreement statistics to display the downloaded request\response as per the browser level. It could also be a case where, when a script is recorded in RPT, the manual navigation from one page to another takes a lot of time. However, when the script is played back, the response times vary less when compared to what you see manually.
Now, lets look at this from RPT perspective.
IBM Rational Performance Tester is a server load testing tool, designed to measure effects of multiple users on a server. As such it does not make use of a client side browser instead simply interacting with the server
As you know, RPT is used to measure the response time between the fist byte sent in the page's first request and last byte received during the response from the server. The client side experience (how long for a page to be
So in short, there exists no straight forward way to get the measurement metrics pertaining to the client side browser rendering in RPT. However, The client side rendering may be captured as 'Client processing delay' in the recorded test. There may be counter(s) that measure the net server response time but there could be no counters for client rendering. That is understandable because there is no "client" and so no "rendering" that actually takes place when a load is being driven by RPT.
Here's a short note on the impa
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More on our “Integrations theme”…
Introducing one of our most recent articles which expands the scope of integrations from ALM core to include all of the Systems Middleware tooling that applies in the context of the Golden Integration Scenarios. It expands on ALM Core to define the additional set of products that play a role in the integration scenarios.
Check out the full article here: ALM Middleware Core Solution
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Continuing with our “Integrations theme” this week is our next article which discusses those “Golden” integration scenarios derived from the original scenarios developed with customers (found here: Customer Scenarios). It includes top integration scenarios that you can review to ensure an improved experience through the development of clear and concise documentation, validation plans, and the identification and ultimate closure of gaps in the integrations involved.
Check out the full article here: Integration: Golden Integration Scenarios
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Continuing on the topic of Integrations as covered in our previous post Integrations with CLM and SSE solutions – where to start…
Our next article provides scenarios that were captured through direct collaboration with our customers. It includes pre-deployment install and upgrade scenarios for new inst
Check out the full article here: Integration: Customer Scenarios
Also, check back over the next few days for more on our “Integrations theme”.
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Everyone has them, you know, those ages old ClearQuest records with a never ending string of history records. Records so long that you go for coffee while the record is loading. We all know them far to well. They are the bane of ClearQuest admins world wide. Well not any more. Beginning with the release of feature level 9, now we have choices.
We now can:
* Turn off history all together.
* We can turn it off for some actions and not others
* We can defer loading the history until we need it.
All of these new features opens a whole new world of management options. My favorite is simply defer loading the history. If we are making an update to a record, most of the time we don't need to see the history, so why wait for it to load. With this feature there will be a load history button on the history tab. if you need to see the history, simply click on the button. Any modification to the record, or refresh will cause the history to be discarded from memory and you will again be presented with the button.
Simple clean and neat.
For more information on these new features see the following links:
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Looking for guidance in planning your deployment?
The Deployment planning: Where to start? article in the Jazz.net deployment wiki outlines several key planning and design considerations for designing a Rational development environment. The considerations focus on the environment and non-functional options that typically effect how successful your deployment and ultimate adoption will be.
Topics covered in the article include the following:
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You may come across situation where you do not want a user in your Project Area to view data in a particular stream.
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Looking for some of those special little tidbits to help with your use of Rational Integration Tester? Check out the following most recently published content which may offer some assistance.
This document will be helpful to users who have constructed a Custom Function previously for RIT and may wish to repeat the process without working through all the instructions in the manual again. The document may also assist users reviewing the process undertaken when troubleshooting.
Provides details about how you can pretty print XML from IBM Rational Integration Tester that may be desirable in cases such as logging.
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This article explains how to reduce the number of Rational Team Concert component flow displays in the pending changes window.
By default, all components in a Repository workspace (RWS) use the current flow target. You can use the Repository workspace editor to add flow targets or change their scope so that not all components use them. Refer to Flow targets for further details.
For example, you can specify in flow targets for some of the components in a Repository workspace (RWS) display, or decide that a specific component must display in pending changes window.
Note: You can use the Flow Only components checked below option in RWS\Stream Flow Target to make the Pending Changes view more manageable. This helps more when streams or workspace have 10++ and which might not be all needed in the pending changes window.
You can use the above scenario where in you can avoid unwanted components display in the pending changes.
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Here is a collection of some of the Basic Rational Team Concert Source code management links from IBM Rational Support. We hope you will find them as helpful as we have.
RTC Source Control Basics
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There are various performance testing tools in market and it's advisable for a tester to do a sort of comparison in-terms of the product functionality.
Under Load Runner you could see following options made available
So there could be questions as to whether RPT provides similar functionality or how would the virtual user execution gets handled in RPT.
What happens if you specify 100 virtual users in the RPT schedule. Say, you have 10 user groups each one has an unique script with it. So10 users per user group, totally 100.
RPT does not require a thread per test not it does require a thread per virtual user. When an individual action is being executed one thread is used.
One example of an action is an HTTP request. One thread is required to open a connection, if necessary, and write the request. Reading the response from the server is non-blocking. When data is available one thread is required to read the data and perform any processing required. Another example of an action is Custom Code. During the execution of the Custom Code exec() method one thread is required.
In general, For the HTTP protocol the RPT engine will create a thread as needed up to a maximum of 500 threads. The need to execute an action (eg request send or response) and unavailability of a free thread is what controls creation of additional threads.
Unless there is some specific problem it is highly recommended to let RPT control the creation and deletion of threads.
So, if you are looking it specifically from RPT perspective, then the agent starts execution with 10 worker threads
However if you are interested to control the threads, then the following system properties can influence thread control. These apply to the execution engine (ie location or agent) so a general property for the location must be created to set these system properties. For each location you must create a property called RPT_VMARGS and set it accordingly.
The default values are
-DrptThreadCount=10 (Initial number of worker threads)
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Rational Performance Tester supports the TN3270 protocol. However, the TN5250 protocol is still undergoing testing.
The recording of the application using TN5250 protocol is possible using the Socket protocol, as there is no specific protocol recorder provided for this. Identifying and debugging issues which arise during a re-run of the recorded test is difficult using the Socket protocol. Although it is not advisable to use the Socket protocol; there is no other option currently available to use Rational Performance Tester with applications using the TN5250 protocol.
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There are some new videos published to the IBM
Rational Performance Tester
Rational Team Concert
Rational Developer for i
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If you’re a developer in a shop that uses Rational ClearCase and Unified Change Management (CC UCM), you understand why our source code management solution is needed to manage your build dependencies and complex components. As your environment grows with thousands of dependencies, performance in your environment is critical. This is one of the many reasons why customers engage the IBM Rational Accelerated Value Team.
In these complex customer environments, speedy execution can fall victim to many things, including the size and complexity of the global software development project teams, network infrastructure, enterprise storage, and not following best practices.
A semiconductor and telecommunications company employs thousands of software developers in more than 150 offices spread across dozens of countries and myriad time zones. Their CC UCM environment is one of the largest in the world and as a result, maintaining acceptable levels of performance was a challenge. It wasn’t until their AVP team members met with the Semiconductor Company’s chip design and engineering leads that they began to measure exactly how their erratic UCM performance was negatively impacting many of the Semiconductor Company’s users.
CC UCM processes like rebase, make baseline, and make stream are critical tasks that are done one or more times daily by every member of the software development team. The use of these ClearCase commands help streamline the delivery and tracks the dependencies of components and prior deliveries. Operations like rebase were taking some teams 20+ minutes to execute, and in a typical week, the developers in one of this client’s large project team rebased 994 times consuming 331 man hours. Adding to their frustrations, mkbl (make baseline) and mkstream (make stream) had similar performance challenges but had larger impact to the development team in terms of lost productivity.
With performance data in hand, the AVP team collaborated with key ClearCase development resources to pinpoint the root cause and develop a solution. A promising performance enhancement showed a 35% cycle improvement in the IBM lab’s test environment. With good initial results in hand an enterprise quality solution was delivered to the Semiconductor Company within a couple of months. When tested in the client’s environment with their high speed storage and network environment, the performance enhancement delivered a whopping 90% reduction in cycle time – from 20+ minutes down to 2 minutes!
In a typical week, a single Semiconductor Company development team executes the following activities:
Assuming this team’s activity is just 10% of the total UCM operations executed each week by the company’s global development team, the enhanced productivity is worth some $20M.
Annual AVP contract cost: $208,000
Tangible ROI: Incalculable!
Important note: AVP clients benefit from being the first recipients of software improvements driven by these extended IBM team collaborations, but those with wide applicability are then made GA (generally available). The performance enhancement that resulted from this effort is now available to all ClearCase UCM customers. While the Semiconductor Company’s particular development process resulted in the spectacular 90% productivity gains other customers average 35% – which is significant! In today’s brutally competitive marketplace a software enhancement that results in productivity increases is immensely valuable. What can AVP do to help increase your productivity?
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There is a collection of videos for IBM UrbanCode Deploy, IBM UrbanCode Release, and IBM UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns available on IBM Education Assistant for Rational. There are videos that were first made available on the IBM Rational User Education YouTube channel.
Here is where you can find the landing page for each product in IBM Education Assistant:
The videos are still available on YouTube, as you can see in the example below. However, now you have the option to steam and download the video from IBM.com.
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There are three new videos from Rational Support that have been published to IBM Education Assistant and YouTube. Below is a list of helpful videos for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and Rational Licensing.
These videos are available on the IBM Rational Deploy, IBM Rational User Education, and IBM Rational Support YouTube channels. Subscribe to them to stay up to date on the latest videos! Here is a look at one of the CLM videos:
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WHAT COMPELS AN IBM PARTNER TO PUT SUCH A MAGNITUDE OF TRUST IN IBM RATIONAL AVP?
One of IBM’s largest competitors is also one of IBM's most important business partners for software and systems. This Consulting Firm’s goal is to standardize how they approach software delivery for their clients. They consider Rational to be a good technology fit in this area, so they have made the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution and other Rational products the critical foundation of their software delivery process. This is a clear endorsement of IBM Rational products and strategy by one of the world’s leading companies.
Since 2007, this Consulting Firm has also invested in a successfully evolving partnership with the experienced Rational Accelerated Value Program (AVP) team. AVP is Predictive, Preemptive and Proactive - bringing fast ROI for Rational Software clients across the globe. Consulting Firm relies on their AVP team for advice on their overall software deployment strategy, guidance on successful roll out of Rational tools, and the management of expedited resolution for cost-inducing software issues. The client considers the AVP team to be a high value extension of their own teams and have granted access to several of their internal systems and environments to make collaboration and troubleshooting easier- showing ultimate trust with IBM AVP.
The flexibility and personalization of the Accelerated Value Program has meant that the service continuously adapts to align with Consulting Firm's needs, so it is no surprise that the by the end of their current contract they will have been a AVP client for a full decade! AVP’s comprehensive knowledge of their customer’s business goals, ecosystem and topology helps ensure that the team is well positioned to dynamically respond to changing business conditions, partnering for continued success.
EXAMPLES OF HOW CONSULTING FIRM’S BUSINESS WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPACTED WITHOUT THE GUIDANCE OF THE EXPERIENCED RATIONAL ACCELERATED VALUE PROGRAM TEAM
2. Working with IBM Level 2 support and IBM Development, the AVP team arranged for the delivery of more than 20 hotfixes for Consulting Firm's CLM deployments in 2013. Without these hotfixes Consulting Firm would have had to upgrade all 1000+ of their CLM deployments to each quarterly release. Avoiding 5 additional upgrades saved Consulting Firm $3.08 million (1000 deployments X 8 hours per upgrade X 5 upgrades X $77/hr FTE cost).
OVER THE PAST YEAR, THE AVP TEAM HAS COLLABORATED ON SEVERAL WINS WITH CONSULTING FIRM’S STAKEHOLDERS. READ JUST SOME OF THE IMPRESSIVE AVP ACHIEVEMENTS BELOW:
WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE CONSULTING FIRM’S AVP PARTNERSHIP IN THE FUTURE?
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In this season of The Newsroom a USB drive retrieved from a toilet tank (really?!) is used by an investigative journalist to download thousands of stolen confidential documents to a single air gapped computer. The illicit information blooms across the screen and the leaked documents reveal espionage.
Accelerated Value Program
The Defense Company’s initial vision was to have set of ‘golden’ images for their Rational tools that could be electronically distributed to users in any environment. Because Rational Team Concert (RTC) is the keystone to team collaboration, it made sense to make that the top priority and an open-area replica environment was created to facilitate integration testing and troubleshooting.
The Rational AVP and DevOps Impact
What next for Defense Company?
Rational AVP is a critical partner for Defense Company in helping to gain maximum value from its Rational software which helps the client to reduce costs, and accelerate productivity!
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Rational AVP Assisted Focus Areas and Achievements
Rational Build Forge / RAF – Credit Union Automatic Deployment Services
How is Credit Union using Rational Automation Framework?
Example of how Rational AVP contributed to a client goal/challenge
What does this mean for the client?
Team of 10 doing 100 WAS deployments/year = $616K Savings
Credit Union’s Annual Rational AVP Contract $178,000
Credit Union’s ROI = 3.46X for this single, critical process automation!
What does RAF provide to Credit Union?
Contact us today to learn more about the many benefits of the IBM Software Accelerated Value Program:
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Having an issue with your software? Do you want to provide feedback? How about staying up to date on the latest content for your product? You have a variety of support services and tools from which you can choose!
As a new member of Rational Client Support or an existing one looking for a refresher, it is helpful to know where to go when you have a particular question, problem or goal. We have pulled together a series of videos that help you with that.
The videos, which you can find collected here, provide information on Rational Client Support services and IBM Support services in general. The videos provide an overview of the service or information on getting started. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Here is one of these videos from the Rational Client Support YouTube channel that demonstrates how to log into the IBM Rational License Key Center:
There might be some additional videos added to the list over time. So, keep this page bookmarked and keep it in mind when you are curious about our support and services.
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October 29 marks a new look for questions and answers about IBM Bluemix and the Rational SaaS services, on the dW Answer forum. The underlying software steps up from OSQA (open-source question & answer) to AnswerHub, a full-featured commercial version of the same platform.
Both OSQA and AnswerHub are developed by DZone, so the change is more upgrade than migration. The dW Answer team worked hard to make the new platform look and feel familiar to existing users, with extensive input from Rational Support and other stakeholders. Katie Meyer's developerWorks blog gives you the scoop on what changes and what stays the same. Bottom line: you should continue to feel at home here.
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Rational Client Support engineers for Rational Test Workbench and Rational Integration Tester were hard at work creating videos covering some important aspects of the programs. There are two series: One series is about using Rational Test Workbench to test Android mobile applications. The other series covers using Rationla Integration Tester with HP Quality Center.
All of these videos are available on the IBM Rational User Education YouTube channel. Thank you to support engineers Rajesh, Kivitha, and Vijayakumar for their work on these videos!
Here is a look at one of the videos on YouTube. Visit the video page for higher resolutions:
Rational AVP teaming and situation analysis qualities rescues financial services company’s implementation
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Rational AVP teaming and situation analysis qualities rescues financial services company’s implementation
A specialized financial services company has invested in and deployed many IBM Rational software products in their environment, and in order to gain optimum value from their investment, has formed a trusting long-term partnership with the Rational Soft
Rational AVP delivered significant services to this financial services provider with tangible results:
Client’s projected internal cost of handling PMRs (assuming no AVP)
AVP’s investment in client’s issue escalation and resolution redu
AVP Tangible ROI for Financial Services Company
Want to know more? Ask us how we did that at: soft
*ROI data calculated using: VALUE PROPOSITION FOR BM SOFTWARE ACCELERATED VALUE PROGRAM
Quantifying the Cost/Benefit belly laughCase; International Technology Group, 2010