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Ralph Schoon has posted a great reference, tutorial, and code on his personal blog which provides for A Rational Team Concert WorkItem Command Line! He provides code for a simple Work Item Command Line Client and explains the usage in a detailed but easily understood manner. Of course, noting that the post contains published code derived from examples from Jazz.net as well as the RTC SDK, we need to state that the usage of code from that example source code is governed by this license and as stated in the disclaimer, this code comes with the usual lack of promise or guarantee.
Since we have seen many requests to be able to create and update work items from a command line in the forum, as well as enhancement requests and a story for it in the RTC development repository, we wanted to highlight Ralph's work as a great starting point for creating these solutions. This WorkItemCommandLine should provide access for most of your automation needs when creating work items, as well as standing as a resource for the RTC work Item API.
So, go ahead and check out Ralph's blog post; we think you may find it stands as a hugely valuable resource as you move forward with your own RTC work!
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Stéphane Leroy (Unleash the Labs CLM, IBM Software Engineer) has created a wonderfully simple table to outline the Test Lab mana
And don't miss Stéphane's most recent posts surrounding his expertise in RTC and enterprise modernization!
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I suspect I could get DOORS Web Access (DWA) installed and running on Windows in 5 minutes. But I hear grumbling about it so I am sharing and timing a DWA 18.104.22.168 install in a rush. I’m usually in a rush.
[Start the stopwatch]
It is important to wait for it to start, as the first time you start it, it is uncompressing the .war files and putting them in different places - this can take minutes. If you interrupt it, you get partly deployed war files which will cause problems later.
When in the Tomcat window you see the message 'INFO: Server startup in xx ms', it should be done
[Stop the stopwatch]
24min 11sec. This included downloading and first draft of this blog. So 5 minutes is not in fact possible for me, I stand corrected. Downloading and starting are the slowest parts.
Avoid problems by having the DOORS client and DWA at the same version level and make sure that the client can start and that you don’t interrupt the tomcat start. If the database server is on the same machine, it is usually best to also upgrade it in order to avoid any DLL compatibility issues.
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These are ten of the most recent How-To technotes for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC). We know you will find them as helpful as we do, especially since they were all created based on client calls/ emails that have come in to our Support Engineers and the answers from which have been reused to solve even more PMRs than just the initial call...
How to manage the size of the RTC log file- How do you manage the log size in IBM Rational Team Concert(RTC)?
How to view the previous states of RTC dashboard- How do you view the previous states of dashboards in IBM Rational Team Concert(RTC) on the web browser?
How to trouble shoot Tomcat for RTC flashes and disappears- How can you get detailed information when starting Tomcat for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) with command line, for example server.startup.bat, that flashes and disappears?
How to add Resource Tab in Plan View in RTC- How do you add Resource Tab in Plan view in project area created using Scrum process in IBM Rational Team Concert?
Time of checking attachment size of work item in RTC- When does IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) check the attachment size of work item for upload and is the attachment file compressed during upload?
Supported integrations for Rational Team Concert- Where can you find a list of supported integrations for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC)?
How to promote a plan view of tree or Kanban display in RTC 4.0.4 or prior- How can you promote a plan view that contains a tree or Kanban display option in the process configuration editor in IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) version 4.0.4 or prior?
How to restrict file and Folder deletion in IBM RTC- How do you restrict the user from deleting files and folder in IBM Rational Team Concert?
How to perform Rational Team Concert work item transitions with CMI- How do you configure the IBM Rational ClearCase Change Management Integration (CMI) to perform Rational Team Concert (RTC) work item transitions?
How to update Rational Team 8.0.1.x, 8.0.0.x, 7.1.x, 7.0.4.x, 7.0.3.x, or 7.0.2.x installations through IBM Installation Manager- How do you update IBM Rational Team products 8.0.1.x, 8.0.0.x, 7.1.x, 7.0.4.x, 7.0.3.x, or 7.0.2.x versions to a new iFix or Fix Pack using IBM Installation Manager?
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IBM Rational DOORS: Common Mistakes and Misconceptions- In this video Afsheen Khan, an experienced DOORS user, takes you through the various common mistakes and misconceptions made by novice DOORS users as well as what powerful and useful DOORS functions most often go unused or underutilized.
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00:40 - Agenda
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While working the front lines in support over the past 16 years of my career, a small handful of issues always seem to crop up as the most requested items when clients call in. One of those items was consistently in depth question on how to setup SSL for any of the products I was supporting. So, of course I'm going to highlight an SSL article when it comes across my plate, as I know how important these types of setups are to you, or clients, with a focus on ensuring your environment's security.
Luckily, John Chewter, Chief Architect for Green Hat Technologies in IBM has written a wonderfully detailed article on developerWorks outlining this process for IBM Rational Integration Tester:
Using SSL within Rational Integration Tester- Overview of key material, the SSL handshake, and its use in Rational Integration Tester transports. Learn how to configure SSL and use the key material in IBM® Rational® Integration Tester to test and virtualize secure services.
Summary: This article explains the various key material types and how they are used within Rational Integration Tester so that it can connect to and test applications secured using SSL. In Part Two we explore how to use the HTTP(S) proxy server to record and re-route secure traffic by using existing key material, or by using the certificate and key that is included in the HTTP proxy server, within the Rational Integration Tester Platform Pack.
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Over the course of 10 weeks in Q4 2013, developerWorks Rational featured a modeling tip for systems engineers each week from Bruce Douglass. Undeniably, Bruce's 35 years of experience and credentials make him the perfect person to provide this information, and he does so with humor- which makes it all the more fun. We think these are some fabulous hints and tips and hope you find these tips helpful in your daily work as well:
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Finding content and information about your IBM Rational products- Here is a video from IBM Innovate 2013 that is an overview of finding content and information across different offerings of IBM.com and Jazz.net.
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Here is a great tip and trick to find help directly on your local system!
Various Ways of Deploying and Using IBM Rational Product Help Software- This video contains information about how to use IBM Rational Help systems. The Help can be deployed and used locally, through an internal company intranet, or streamed over the web.
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Last week we told you about the great new features added into the latest release of the IBM Support Portal. Today, we have a special video outlining the specifics around one of those feature close to my heart: the social media aggregator...
Social Media Aggregator in Support Portal- This video shows you how to see the latest social media content about your IBM products in the Support Portal. Visit the IBM Support Portal at