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It is that time of the year where those of us in the U.S. are taking time off of work to celebrate our Thanksgiving Holiday. This is a time to reflect on things in our lives for which we are most thankful. As we share this special time with our family and friends we would also like to give a special Thanks to all our faithful followers and hope that you have many things to be thankful for as well.
As we go offline for our extended holiday weekend (we will be back on Monday) we would like to help ease your stress a bit during this holiday season with a link to a nice little helper: IBM Watson Trend
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Have you registered for InterConnect 2016?
Join us February 21-25 at the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV for our InterConnect 2016 conference. InterConnect offers a unique educational experience tailored to your needs with more than 2,000 sessions. From business breakout sessions to hands-on technical explorations, the InterConnect curriculum is designed to help you quickly and easily realize the full value of your investment—allowing you to accumulate a year’s worth of professional education in just one week. In addition to sessions, labs and workshops, you’ll also enjoy countless networking opportunities with more than 24,000 peers and industry leaders representing the full lifecycle of IT—from Cloud and Mobile developers to IBM executives and distinguished engineers.
Deploying Development Environments for Administrators, one of the many tracks available, will provide guidance to successfully deploy Rational solutions, whether on-prem, private or public cloud, as-a-service, or as a hybrid combination. Administrators need to decide upon the best operational contexts, preferred technologies, required service levels, and how to effectively reuse IT services. Explore how to optimize your development environments to meet your requirements and constraints including: high availability, disaster recovery, scalability, performance, security, integrations, monitoring and management.
Learn more, preview sessions and register at ibm.
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If you haven’t yet upgraded to Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0 and need some guidance on where to start, you may want to check out the Upgrade insider topic in the Deployment wiki on jazz.net. It includes information about important points you should be aware of as you plan your upgrade. It also contains work items of interest and a list of additional reference pages that you will find helpful to bookmark.
You may also want to refer back to some of our previous postings on the subject:
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Have you ever run into a problem with Rational Quality Manager (RQM) where the Excel Import fails with the following error? An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0x1d) was found in the element
Well, if not, consider yourself lucky! Here are a few ways you could run into this error and a potentially way to overcome it.
Here's how you can run into this problem:
Perform a excel import from your Excel Sheet and you notice "ERR
Consider taking a closer look a the debug logs and you might find:
Export error log:
11/13/2015 5:40:54 AM: ERROR: <Unknown Caller Context>: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request.
Debug log file:
Log file location : C:
11/17/2015 11:58:05 AM: sending testscript0 named US40
Here's why this could be happening:
The error recorded here attributed to a Invalid Character inline with the plain text failing to get exported.
Here's how you can find the character:
1.Export the Excel to XML (use Export to File option).
Now fix the problem!
1.Copy the Excel Cell contents to a text editor and retype the erroneous text again and paste it back to the Excel cell.
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Have you been looking for a way to provide IBM Support staff with a visual example that shows how to reproduce an issue you are troubleshooting?
You can help to cut down on the time spent in troubleshooting your issues by providing a recording of your screen as you reproduce your issue. A cross-platform, Java-based screen recording tool is available that enables you to record your screen, which you can then send to IBM Support (along with any other data that might be requested). This tool will allow you to record your screen while recreating a problem locally or to share a set of steps with IBM Support.
Check out the Recording Your Screen To Share With Support blog post for further details.