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Yes, it's the Independence Day holiday here in the US, and your faithful blog authors (at least those of us based in the U.S.) are off enjoying a long holiday weekend, complete with parades, fireworks, outdoor concerts, and backyard barbecues.
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Engineers from Rational Support have been hard at work producing white papers that help you navigate through some of the more advanced activities for Rational products. Here are some of the latest papers published.
Thank you to Indraneel, Edwin, Krishna, Pallavi, Shinji and Moria for their contributions!
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Rational Support encountered a case for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) where 400+ custom attributes in a project needed to be deleted. These attributes were removed from the presentation and from "Types and Attributes" in the process configuration, but they still show up in the Query Editor.
One of the options available is to archive the custom attributes and not include these when querying. However, in this example there was a request for a workaround for not being able to delete custom attributes. Again, the environment in this example had over 400 attributes to delete.
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As a prerequisite, IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT) and the Application Under Test (AUT) should be configured on the same machine. The RFT playback process performs the actions recorded on the AUT which required the AUT to be opened. At the same instance no other actions should be performed in that machine.
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Introduction to SysML: State Modeling- In this video Joanne Scouler and Andy Lapping define and demonstrate the following basic SysML concepts:
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Handling Character Encodings for Artifacts in IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.0.1- Donald Huckle, developer for IBM UrbanCode Deploy, talks through the process of handling character encodings in the product's 6.0.1 version.
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In a scenario where more than one Html.Table controls are present in a web page and the recognition properties of the table controls are not enough to distinguish them individually, then the best possible method to capture the table controls are to capture the parent control first and then retrieve these table controls as a child of the parent, provided the parent control has unique recognition property values.
While capturing the table control using the below code snippet, Rational Functional Tester (RFT) may throw the following error message:
This is because, getChildren() can retrieve all the mappable and non-mappable controls of a parent. If there are any other non-mappable controls present in between the html.DIV and Html.TABLE that can also be retrieved by getChildren().
RootTestObject root = getR
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There is a video available for Rational Application Developer (RAD) that assists you with downloading installation files. The concept of the video is based on parts of the Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.0 download document. There are many listed when looking at RAD 9.0 on Passport Advantage. The video provides an overview of what is available in the list of files and what you download depending on your usage of RAD.
Thank you to Leila for her work on this video!
Here is a look at the YouTube version of the video in case you want to preview it here:
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Sometimes in our days as technical support we find the need to validate what type of OS install is on a machine as a way to identify the environment in which a product may be encountering difficulties.
To help with that discovery, here are two commands we have found to check if an Ubuntu OS install is a server version or desktop setup:
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Rational Software Architect RealTime Edition- IBM Rational Software Architect is a modeling and development environment that uses the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for designing architecture for C++ and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications and web services. Rational Software Architect is built on the Eclipse open-source software framework and includes capabilities focused on architectural code analysis, C++, and model-driven development (MDD) with the UML for creating applications and web services.
Watch through the playlist above, or pick and choose the specific short videos from the links below:
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Install Rational License Key Server v8.1.2 in Console Mode for UNIX or Linux- A demonstration of installing IBM Rational License Key Server version 8.1.2 for UNIX or Linux in console mode.
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While using IBM WAS as an application server, there might be a need to understand certain artifacts here.
This helps in understanding the internal behavior and identifying the components in IBM WAS.
When you use the Administrative console to configure IBM WebSphere, certain XML files are updated internally. Here are the details:
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Innovate has passed again, but that doesn't mean you missed it if you weren't there! We have a great collection of videos below including general sessions, keynotes, and press conferences! It's your one stop shop to remember what you heard while you were there, or to feel like you were!
Innovate@SPEED - Innovate 2014 Day 1 General Session- We all need to Innovate@SPEED. Kristof Kloeckner will kick off Innovate 2014 with technical insights to accelerate business delivery cycles with confidence and trusted outcomes. How do we deliver Efficiency@SPEED, Value@SPEED and Growth@SPEED? Technical leaders from IBM and our clients will deliver strong positions on Cloud, Mobile, Security, DevOps and Continuous Engineering in crisp, punchy 5-minute speed talks. Kristof's opening keynote will be a catalyst for an intense week of community sharing and networking, focusing on how IBM and its partners can help you become fast, agile and competitive.
But don't stop there... continue on with day two and all the other keynote and Watson videos below!
Dymanic value contents affecting the placement of loops during script execution under IBM Rational Performance Tester.
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In a given scenario under IBM Rational Performance Tester, assume that the token ID’s and User session ID’s are present in the request as dynamic values. These values would thereby be present throughout the requests in the script.
Once the script is recorded, The transactions are segregated where the login and logout are placed outside the loop and remaining transactions are placed within a loop, which are run for multiple iterations.
Sometimes, these dynamic values present within the loop might not get addressed by the server correctly . Response content got from the server could appear blank. This happens as the server expects the sessions to be different. However in this case it would be that the same dynamic content is being passed in the requests and the server does not acknowledge with a response.
This could be addressed by placing the login and logout transactions within the loop. Doing so, the logout removes the old dynamic values and login creates new value.
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Rational Programming Patterns Overview- This video presents some of the main features of Rational Programming Patterns that will help developers in their daily development tasks.
For more info
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It's been a while since our last downloads post... and we've seen a LOT of releases recently, so at long last here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since April 30th! These links are provided to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products. Be sure to check out the downloads tag for previous posts as well:
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Rational Developer for System i (v9.0): Activation kit for ESS orders - This article details the steps needed in order to successfully download the activation kit for ESS or AAS orders.
To obtain licenses for orders placed either via econfig (AAS - Advanced Administrator System) or ESS (Entitled Software Support) customers should access ou
2. On the left side of the screen under 'My entitled software' click on Register IBM customer number if this is a new order or new user.
4. Select the OS version, Product number and continue. Check V6R1M0 version first since most of our keys are placed under this version regardless of your iSeries version.
5. Under 'Software downloads' verify the product and continue.
7. Select 'Click here to use HTTP'.
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IBM Rational Jazz token license configuration on Jazz team server
Token based licensing is an option, along with floating and authorized user licensing, within the Rational portfolio. Technically, the basis of token licensing is on the traditional floating license mechanism and process. However, when it comes to how the license check out (consumption) works, it has a different behavior.
In a token environment, each product consumes a predefined token value, not a predefined quantity as it does in a traditional floating licensing environment. The license key has a pool of tokens from which the license server automatically calculates the tokens being checked in and out across users and products.
Lets discuss how a token based licensing model can be implemented for Jazz-based products.
Jazz-based products use IBM Rational Common Licensing (RCL) token service provider, which is an extension of the Jazz Team Server (JTS) that forwards token requests to an IBM Rational License Key Server (RLKS). Jazz-based products and non Jazz-based products can share tokens from same pool of tokens.
How to generate Jazz tokens?
Log into the Rational license key center and follow the below steps to get the required Jazz tokens
You can also refer to the technote links below which will guide you in accomplishing this task:
To configure these Jazz based licenses, from a licensing perspective pre-requisites are:
The following picture shows a high level single server topology deployment of RTC using token licensing.
Once you have successfully configured your flexlm license server with token file, you downloaded from IBM Rational license key center (license.dat), Import the Jazz Keys (Jazz.Token.zip file) on the Jazz team server.
Post successful import of Jazz keys on the Jazz team server you will find an entry very similar to the below diagram
The above screen confirms that the Jazz tokens are successfully imported on the Jazz team server and we can now proceed to configure this Jazz Team Server to communicate with the Rational License Key Server that you installed and configured earlier.
In the Floating License Server section of the License Key Management page of your Jazz team server click the radio button next to IBM Rational Common Licensing Token Service to enable the service.
Hover over the icon in the Actions column until you see the edit hover. Click the icon to view the Server Configuration dialogs shown in following picture.
Configure the following two properties in the above dialog:
If the Jazz Team Server is able to connect to the Rational License Key Server, you'll see a green checkmark on the IBM Rational Common Licensing Token Service line as shown in following picture.
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Using the Sandbox Practice Environment for Rational DOORS Next Gen v4.0.5+ This video illustrates how to use a sandbox on Jazz.net as your practice environment for completing the Getting Started tutorial.