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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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If you are planning an installation or upgrade of ClearCase or ClearQuest in the near future, the following information will be helpful. Certain integration solutions and operating systems will no longer be supported in 2016.
Refer to the following recently published planning document for further details:
Additional information about end of support for individual products versions is also available on the IBM Software support lifecycle pages at the following links:
Rational Quality Manager v6.0: Images which are part of Test-Case Design section do not get exported to Portable Document Format (PDF)
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Often times, you might have data requirements which are documented in external data source files such as Comma separated Value (CSV) or Microsoft Excel worksheet. Microsoft Excel and Word are popular document formats used by many test organizations to author, store and maintain their test assets. These document formats are easy to use and widely available.
So if any of your project teams are working on such external data sources and want to import the data involving relevant image files into IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM), they can make use of the RQMExcelImporter utility.
In fact, RQM software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions.
Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams by providing the below functionalities.
Below is one such scenario which will describe how to import a few test assets and an image specifically into RQM. It also describes a defect behavior of the imported images (part of Test Case Design section in RQM), not getting exported to PDF file, though the import was successful.
For example: Image is successfully imported into Test case design section, but when we create a comprehensive PDF export, the image does not get exported. Interestingly, if you manually cut past an image within the Test Case Design section in RQM, the import gets exported to PDF successfully.
Debugging this problem, prompted a couple of questions like...
Let's analyze this scenario now...
Below is the snapshot of the data which is documented in the MS Excel worksheet.
Following is the Configuration file (CFG file) which will map to each entries present in the rows and columns of this worksheet .
Using the RQMExcelImporter utility, import the Excel data into RQM and you should see the data layout as shown below:
So, once you have the data imported, you can export this data to available PDF formats in RQM.
However the exported PDF does not display the image as you can see in the below snapshot:
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Our peeps have been busy creating videos to help you get the most out of our products. Check out these recently published educational videos.
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Check out these new ClearCase videos that provide demonstrations of features available in ClearTeam Explorer.
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dW Answers: Where it’s all about the answers!
Check out dW Answers as a resource to use when you need some product help or guidance from support professionals and other subject matter experts.
Not sure about how to get started? Check out this helpful video:
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Greetings from IBM Middleware ClearCase Client Support!
We are glad to invite you to the OpenMic* session on "CCRC WAN Server and CTE".
TAKE AWAY's: Overview of the CCRC WAN Server and CTE client along with discussion on commonly faced issues and troubleshooting tips/details on setting up DEBUG traces.
*OpenMic is a conference call along with webcasts where technical experts share their knowledge and answer your questions.
If you are running in a WAN environment, the Rational CCRC WAN server provides the IBM Rational® ClearTeam Explorer™ with access to
The ClearTeam Explorer is a user interface for IBM Rational ClearCase that is powered by Eclipse technology.
When: 30th September 2015, 14:30 to 15:30 IST (India Standard Time).
CCRC WAN SERVER:
* Technotes to be referred and useful links
The speakers are part of the IBM Rational ClearCase Support Team with significant experience in the Software Configuration Management domain.
Web Conference Details for all :
(We would request you all to kindly join in 10 minutes prior to the start time)
NOTE: Kindly select the option of 'Join as a Guest'
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Participant pass code: 70272389
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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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It is quite useful to be able to get notifications when a run completes. This feature is available in IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) 8.7.
To stop a test gracefully without causing incomplete page hits, select the Active actions are allowed to complete if stop requested check box at Window > Preferences > Test > Test Execution.
To receive email notification for the status of the run, specify the email properties in Window > Preferences > Test > Test Execution.
Note: If you run an HTTP schedule on a remote Macintosh computer, the test fails. The cipher suite that is used for recording must be available in Oracle JDK on the Macintosh computer. For example, you can use TLS_
Using this feature you can get notified after your schedule, test and compound test run completion. Multiple email addresses can be separated by comma. Sample email message that would be sent.
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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
Arun K Sriramaiah 2700076GE8 Visits (697)
This article is regarding Rational CLM integration with JIRA, able to get the information that JIRA can be integrated with CLM containers (RRC, RTC and RQM) with Rational Adapter for JIRA.
Advantages of RTC and JIRA Integration
Following are some of the benefits that an organization will get by integrating RTC with JIRA:
As per the topology, JIRA application is installed on a single application server and the CLM applications are also installed on a single application server.
For example: Standard Topology
The JIRA application server communicates with the CLM application server through server friend relationships. The adapter resolves links from CLM work items back to the JIRA server.
As long as the JIRA application can connect or ping to the repository you may install it on the same machine or another server
RPT Schedule execution on local machine results in error: com/ibm/lang/management/OperatingSystemMXBean
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IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) supports schedule execution to be carried out on a separate controller machine (Agent machine), which in fact is a recommended way of script execution. It also supports, to an extent, executing the minimal amount of user load execution locally on the workbench machine (not recommended for production level testing).
When executing a schedule under RPT
The following attempts were made to debug this further:
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We'll be back tomorrow with more great content focused on helping you get the most out of IBM Rational Support and your IBM Rational products!
As we begin to wind down from our summer season activities and our children return to school, it is time to celebrate this American federal holiday. This is a day where we recognize the contributions of the American worker. It is a day where we take some time off to relax and enjoy the company of our family and friends while sharing our favorite backyard barbecue.
While we are off for the day we want to share with you a list of videos that have been posted on this blog. Enjoy this CLM video collection.
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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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You just upgraded WAS 8.5.x to the latest fixpack and after restarting the services, ClearQuest can no longer be accessed through port 80. You discover that you can reach it on port 12080. On closer examination, you realize the plugin-cfg.xml that is referenced by the httpd.conf file has been overwritten. How do you fix it? If you follow these simple steps below, you should be back to normal before you know it.
It turns out the httpd.conf file is not pointing to the plugin-cfg.xml being used by WAS. The file specified in httpd.conf has incorrect server paths. Propagation will fix this mismatch.
To fix this:
1) login to the WAS admin console http
2) On the left of the console expand Server -> Server Type -> Web Server
3) When the propagation is finished, Click on "<yo
4) navigate down the page and click on "Copy to web server key store directory"
Should you still have issues after performing the above, check the plugin log file for any errors.
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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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The external help desk is the way Service Desk integrates with Rational Team Concert. When Service Desk users publish an incident to this external help desk, the integration creates a work item in a Rational Team Concert project area.
Note: ClearQuest was the first Rational Configuration Management tool supported by the Rational Connector. When support for Rational Team Concert was added, SAP did not update the SPRO documentation. This will be corrected in a future release of Solution Manager.
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The logical port specifies the server on which IBM Rational SAP Connector is installed. It is used to transfer data to the external Defect Management Tool. The Web AS HTTP or HTTPS port is used, depending on the information in the URL.
Each logical port is attached to a consumer proxy. These ports are used by Solution Manager and Service Desk when they need to call the Rational Connector.
Steps to setup the logical ports:
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If you are looking for some help in getting started with integrations supported in the CLM and SSE solutions, you may want to check this article: Integration: Where to start?.
The Integration topics in the article (and in related sections) are intended to provide information about integrations supported in the Collaborative Lifecycle Management and Systems and Software Engineering solutions in terms of technology, maturity, and ability to support some high priority usage scenarios. It will focus initially on the ALM Core solution set of products, ensuring that the integrations are accurately and completely documented and validated for the scenarios identified. The focus will grow over time to include integrations with other IBM tools in the context of, and with third-party tools that have been identified as high priority by customers.
It starts with a description of ALM Core and continues on from there:
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More on the CLM SAP integration...
A self-signed certificate is to be provided by the SAP Solution Manager and imported into the IBM Rational SAP Connector so that a trust relationship is established.
Steps to configure Client Side for SAML authentication:
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Here are some additional details about the CLM SAP integration. There will be more related topics coming your way - stay tuned...
Solution Manager system documents are displayed by link in the external test management tool. You must activate a service to make this possible.
The service allows following the OSLC “Specified Link” from a Rational Requirements Composer requirement to a Solution Manager blueprint requirement document.
This section uses the External Test Management with IBM Rational Quality Manager > Activate Service to Display Solution Manager Documents.
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In continuing on the topic of Performance testing, Vaughn Rokosz takes a look at some of the common reasons performance tests can fail, and suggests ways of tuning your servers to avoid the common issues.
Take a look at his latest article that includes the following:
For your convenience, here is the link to the previous article on the subject: Creating a perf
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Looking for information about how to build performance simulations?
Building a good simulation of a user population requires expertise at many levels, including:
In the following article Vaughn Rokosz, a technical lead for the CLM performance team, shares some of his experiences with building performance simulations of the Jazz products. He walks through a simple example demonstrating how to build a simulation of a user population that is creating work items in Rational Team Concert. He also shares some of the things used to make the development of performance simulations simpler by attaching the Rational Performance Tester project that he used when working through the example.
Stay tuned for part 2...
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A new article “Rational Team Concert essentials: A developer's perspective: Part 2. Delivering Work Contributions” has been published. It is a continuation of the conversation started in the Part 1 article published earlier this year.
This article series describes many operations a developer is responsible for from the time they join the project to the time where they are ready to deliver their features and fixes. This series is meant to be a helpful collection of "developer's cheat sheets."
A developer's perspective: Part 1. Joining a new team project Explore the main concepts behind Rational Team Concert's change management mechanisms, joining a team project, creating a repository workspace and loading your project components and artifacts. In Part 1 of this series, you will learn how, step-by-step, to join a team project, create a workspace to contribute to your project, and load existing artifacts from your team’s project components.
A developer's perspective: Part 2. Delivering Work Contributions Learn how to use Rational Team Concert to identify your project development commitments, carry out your development activities in a team environment, and deliver your work to your team project.
Check out these newly published videos for IBM Rational Performance Tester.
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You could see the 'Additional delay' under Client processing delay section for each request, under Advanced tab.
What happens if you make this delay to zero??
Does the play back show much difference in overall response time?
Generally, the time taken to load the entire page outside IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) cannot be mapped to the time taken to load the same page when invoked via RPT recorder. There are lot of parameters that RPT, as a load performance testing tool, accounts for (such as the traffic and connection information).
Also, RPT processes these Client side delays in parallel or sequentially depending on how the application server returns them. Sometimes if you try modifying/disabling the client processing delay value, it may also disable the immediate transaction under Rational Performance Tester. Because, practically speaking, when you disable a request, you potentially invalidate some delays because in theory the disabled request could have been the basis for a delay. Therefore, RPT automatically recalculates the delays on the page when you disable a request. That is, if a later request used the disabled one as a base, the later delay request should be adjusted.
Now, let's come to your question about why such discrepancy between the response in the browser and RPT...
Often times when you see response times that are inaccurate it is because of recording your actions too fast and so you end up with more than one page being combined together. When recording, you need to be mindful and make sure to pause between mouse clicks. Do an action and wait 5 seconds before continuing on to the next action. You also need to pay attention to where your mouse is and make sure you have no "hover gifs" that you accidentally cause to be sent to the server while recording.
To see if you have these problems you have two things you can look at.
1. Open the test and click on the name of the test under test Contents in the tree. Click Select->Request. On the right hand side you will see a table of all requests in your test. Look at the delay column and look for really large delay values. If you have these, they are usually caused by recording too quickly, and act as an "embedded" think on the page. The Client Delay is supposed to simulate how long your client took to process the data from the server before sending the next piece of data. When you record too quickly, these values can be skewed. You can also go to a specific page that is taking too long and look at those specific requests. You can use the same Select button, or you can go to the Advanced tab of each request and look at its delay.
2. If you find the delays are your problem, then you can split the page where the delays are long since this was probably supposed to be two pages. This will move that delay to be the think time of the page which would be more accurate. You can also go to Wind
Also remember that when doing recording, we will capture each connection that was used and will send out the requests on the same connection that they were sent on originally. If you had two connections sending requests at record time, we will send requests on two connections at execution time. If you see a really long client delay, then look at that request in detail to determine if it was something that was sent by a user gesture or as a result of the primary request.