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?
You reached out to IBM support. They filed a defect for you. You heard back from Support:
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
2. Create a new child diagram
3. Then copy the contents of the new child diagram to the original child diagram.
4. Now you can delete the new child diagram.
Hopefully, this will get you back on the road to finishing up the work you were doing before your accidental misclick.
Assess the Impact of a Change- Scott McBride, Senior Managing Consultant with IBM demonstrates how you can link a business service to supporting processes, applications and technology components. Knowing these dependencies will enable you to identify which business activities may be affected by a change in the supporting technologies.
This blog is for users who can answer a "Yes" to the following Questions:
1. Are you thinking of Migrating your existing 32 Bit System with Rational System Architect with Oracle as back end to 64 Bit Systems?
2. Are you new to Rational System Architect and planning to install the same on 64 Bit systems with Oracle as back end Database?
Here are your answers:
First of all, let us understand the architecture of Rational System Architect. Basically, Rational System Architect is a 32 bit application and expects all the connectivity to go through the 32 bit channel.
Then where is the confusion?
The confusion starts when you install Rational System Architect on a 64 bit system, for example a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 system, and you are able to form a valid connectivity to the Oracle database from the system. Alas, you are not able to connect from Rational System Architect to the Encyclopedias.
You could face numerous errors while trying to form a valid Connection from Rational System Architect to the Oracle DB. Some of them being "Provider Cannot be found", "ora1289 Error", etcetera.
Then what’s the Solution?
Let’s get back to the point that Rational System Architect is a 32 bit Application and normally DBA installs a client driver for Oracle which is of a 64 bit system.
You will be able to connect to the Oracle database from the system (because of the 64 bit client installed from the DBA) but not form a valid connection because Rational System Architect is trying to connect using a 32 bit Client driver which is not present in the system. Hence, ensure to connect with your Oracle DBA and ask them to install the 32 bit client driver on the system.
How do users verify that the driver installed is a 32 Bit driver and If user will be able to connect from Rational System Architect with the help of a UDL (Universal Data Link) file ?
When we have created a UDL file on a 64 bit machine and try to open it, the following command ("C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Ole DB\oledb32.dll",OpenDSLFile C:\test.udl ) will be called through C:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe.
Here, both Oledb32.dll and rundll32.exe are 64 bit and will not enumerate the 32bit Dlls.
Then how to run the UDL which lists down the 32bit Dlls?
You can find the 32bit version of Oledb32.dll under the path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\Ole DB and 32 bit version of rundll32.exe under the path: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64.
You’ll need to execute the command below from a command line or Start/Run: C:\Windows\syswow64\rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\Ole DB\oledb32.dll",OpenDSLFile C:\test.udl
Once the 32 Bit UDL test is successful, you are good to connect from Rational System Architect to the Oracle database.
The images below show examples for commands to execute UDL files and the options to select while verifying the connection:
Screen 1: Showing the Command to execute the UDL file as a 32 Bit Version UDL
Screen 2: Showing the option to select for the Oracle client driver to be selected
I'm constantly amazed at the great information our developerWorks authors produce on such a consistent basis. To prove that point, here are the latest articles from the past week that have gone live on developerWorks Rational:
Develop reliable software with DevOps
By: Bob Aiello, Consultant and Technical editor, CM Best Practices Consulting (Division of Yellow Spider, Inc) and Leslie Sachs, COO, Yellow Spider, Inc.
Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs teach you how to create reliable systems using principles and practices that are emerging as part of DevOps.
Products: IBM Rational Requirements Composer, IBM Rational Focal Point
A macro-pattern for public sector systems architecture
By: Jan K. Gravesen, Executive Architect, IBM
Jan Graveson gives you a common systems architecture pattern to help you accelerate the design of new systems architectures for the public sector.
Product: IBM Rational System Architect
JazzHub: Collborate in the cloud in less than 10 minutes
By: Jean-Louis Maréchaux, Worldwide Technical Enablement Lead, IBM and Fariz Saracevic, Lifecycle Scenario Architect, IBM
Jean-Louis Maréchaux and Fariz Saracevic take you on a tour of Jazz Hub in this scenario-based article. With Jazz Hub your team will quickly and easily collaborate on projects.
What's new in IBM Rational Application Developer V9.0 Portal Tools
By: Mansi Gaba, Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Mansi Gaba introduces you to the new and enhanced features. Support for jQuery tooling, the Maven framework, Mac OS, and simplified Dojo mobile view creation are some of the top improvements.
Product: IBM Rational Application Developer
We're knee deep into fall now, and well into November already! How did that happen? I'm not sure of the time-space continuum shift that has truncated this year, but what I am sure of is that our awesome developerWorks authors have been steadily publishing their great articles regardless of how short or long the year has seemed... Here are the latest articles from the past few weeks which have gone live on Rational developerWorks:
Analyzing data in an agile world By: Scott Snyder, Senior Performance Architect, IBM
Learn to interpret test results in an adaptable way. Scott Snyder shows you the techniques and tooling that should make data analysis more interactive. Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
Develop a hybrid mobile application using Rational Application Developer By: Hamid Kalantari, Staff software engineer, IBM
Top 10 modeling hints for system engineers: #10: Forget 7 ± 2 By: Bruce Douglass, Rational Chief Evangelist, Systems Engineering, IBM
Bruce Douglass gives one hint a week to help you with modeling. This 10-week series starts with #10: Forget 7 ± 2 Products: IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational System Architect, IBM Rational Software Architect
Debugging optimized code By: Rajan Bhakta, Technical Architect, z/OS XL C/C++ compilers, IBM
Rajan Bhakta gives you ways to make the right tradeoffs to get the easiest possible debugging and fastest possible optimization. Products: IBM C/C++ Compiler
Adopting the IBM DevOps approach By: Paul Bahrs, Chief Architect, Emerging technologies, IBM
This practice-based framework will help you assess your current practices and build a roadmap to DevOps adoption.
Be smart with virtualization, Part 2 By: Mike Donati, ClearCase Performance Team Lead, IBM, Ryan Smith, Software Performance Analyst, IBM, and Grant Covell, Senior Development Manager, Rational Performance Engineering, IBM
Part 2 of this article series brings you even more best practices for using IBM Rational software in virtualized environments. Products: IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearCase
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and V9 Rational IDEs simplify application development By: Jean-Yves B. Rigolet, Rational IDE Cloud Architect and Lead, IBM
The new Version 9 rational IDEs are now available on the Smart Cloud Enterprise. No more install and configuration, just continuous access to your development environment from multiple devices. Learn more from Jean-Yves Rigolet. Products: Rational Developer for System z, Rational Developer for Power, IBM Rational Software Architect, IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM Rational Team Concert
Server-side mobile application development By: Bhargav Perepa, WebSphere Architect and IT Specialist, IBM
A five-part article series that explains how to use IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software and IBM® Worklight together to develop applications for mobile devices. Bhargav Perepa walks you through the entire process. He provides application and sample configuration files to guide you through the steps. Products: IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM Worklight
The past few weeks have seen some new downloads released to keep your Rational products at the latest and greatest versions. Here's the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since January 15th; presented below to help you find the fixes you need.... and don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see the fixes you may have missed over the early winter and late fall months:
Our fabulous developerWorks content authors have been at it again! Check out all the great items that have gone live on developerWorks Rational in the last three weeks:
Integrate enterprise and software architectures By: Steve Arnold, Senior Technical Consultant, IBM and Jas Atwal, Technical Consultant, IBM Save time and find traceability gaps by linking enterprise architecture elements in IBM Rational System Architect with model elements in IBM Rational Software Architect extension for Design Management. Products: Rational Software Architect, Rational System Architect
Top 12 Rational software articles in 2012 By: Robin Wood, Content Acquisition Editor for developerWorks Rational, IBM A time-saving round-up of the 12 most popular Rational articles published by developerWorks in 2012.
We are pleased to feature Contributing Author Monica Luke: Monica Luke lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. With more than 20 years experience in software engineering, she joined IBM Rational software 10 years ago in the test organization. During her 17 years as a test automation engineer and architect, she has repeatedly tackled the tough problems of building test automation solutions through frameworks that last and build triggered test solutions for complete lights-out testing. Testing and test automation remain a passion, and that has led Monica to move into the product management organization, where she has the opportunity to tackle these tough problems in the testing tools. Using an outside-in scenario design approach, Monica is happily influencing the next wave of Rational testing tools.
Paul has more than 25 years experience in developing systems, software, and hardware in the embedded and real-time systems industry. He is an OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional Model User, and a senior systems market manager for IBM Rational software and has worked with Rational software in various roles since 1995. Paul is a prolific author on developerWorks and has earned the Contributing Author badge.
We also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
IBM Rational Software Architect IBM® Rational® Software Architect is an advanced and comprehensive application design, modeling and development tool for end-to-end software delivery. The latest version is updated with the latest in design and modeling technologies, comprehensive support for emerging technologies around BPMN2, SOA and Java™ Enterprise Edition 5, and delivers the best of breed tooling that integrates with IBM's application lifecycle management solutions. Evaluations available for Linux, Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, and Mac OS.
The year may be starting to wind down this week and next, but we are still committed to bringing you the latest and greatest content you need! So, here you go! The following items went live on developerWorks Rational last week:
Do you want to present at Innovate 2013? We know you do! Our Innovate 2013 call for papers is now open. Submit your session proposal by January 14.
Success criteria for public sector enterprise architecture By: Jan K. Gravesen, Executive Industry Architect, IBM Jan Gravesen, an IBM Executive Industry Architect, analyzes several successful public sector enterprise architecture programs around the world to determine what characteristics they have in common. Products: Rational System Architect, Rational Asset Manager, Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Requisite Pro
Debug faster with Rational Developer for Power Systems Software By: Morris Kwan, Software Developer, IBM, Xuan Chen, Software Developer, IBM, Jinzi Huang, Software Developer, IBM Source code debugging of applications written in different languages and running on different platforms Product: Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
IBM® Rational® Developer for Power Systems Software variations in an Eclipse workbench handle remote file management, searching, editing, refactoring, application analysis, code coverage, performance, porting, and migration advisors, builds, and debugging on IBM i, AIX®, or Linux systems. The rich desktop is optimized for multiplatform development. In combination with IBM Power Systems compilers and IBM Rational Team Concert, Rational Developer for Power Systems Software provides a comprehensive application development environment that includes compilers, other development tools, and collaborative application lifecycle management.
We've got a few great new downloads that have been released recently, so let's get right into it! Here's a list of the latest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since September 25th, presented below to help you find the fixes you need:
We're always working to bring you deeper value to the products you use. From our support perspective, this doesn't just mean troubleshooting tips or solutions to errors. It also means larger implementation content and best practices! Helping you avoid issues by highlighting best practices before trouble is seen is just another of those ways we help make sure you are as successful with these products as you need to be! That's exactly why we bring you this periodic series of rollups form our developerWorks community and libraries... that in mind, here's last week's articles live on developerWorks Rational:
Adapt enterprise architecture to cloud services: Using a hybrid SaaS By Fabio Castiglioni, Client Technical Advisor, IBM, Italy Fabio Castiglioni uses a hybrid software as a service (SaaS) example to show how to use enterprise architecture (EA) to specify requirements for a public cloud service. By using EA notations and IBM Rational System Architect, IT architects can communicate the value of cloud services to all types of stakeholders Product: IBM Rational System Architect
Get CLM benefits with Rational System Architect by using OSLC By Wolfram Richter, Certified IT Specialist, IBM, Germany IBM Rational System Architect Version 11.4 is based on different technology and architecture than the 2012 versions of the Rational applications that work with Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). Wolfram Richter explains how to use Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, or OSLC, to integrate them so that all applications work together seamlessly. Product: IBM Rational System Architect
Reuse Investment Analysis settings in Rational Focal Point By Björn Kylberg, Senior Software Developer, IBM, Sweden With IBM Rational Focal Point Version 6.5.2, you can create templates that are based on your Investment Analysis component settings so you can reuse those settings, rather than start over each time. Björn Kylberg explains how to create the templates and how to use them. Product: IBM Rational Focal Point
Last week we also highlighted the following items on our developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Featured download: Rational Rhapsody V8 editions now available: Multiple editions of Rational Rhapsody V8, which help systems engineers and embedded software developers, analyze, design, develop, test, and deliver embedded, real-time systems and software, are now available a for trial download on developerWorks. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rhapsodydeveloper/index.html
It's been busy around these parts... evidenced by a ton of great new downloads that have been released the past two weeks! Below are the links to the new downloads posted between June 6th, 2012 and today... don't forget to check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have missed:
Below you will find links to the seven new downloads posted between April 24th, 2012 and today... don't forget to check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have missed. You'll also find a nice bonus video exemplifying the benefits of signing into Support Portal!
Hot off the presses, we have another installment of "Live on developerWorks Rational" bringing you the following items that went live this week:
Extend TOGAF's ArchiMate to nonfunctional aspects of enterprise architecture By: Fabio Castiglioni, Client Technical Advisor, IBM, Italy and Francesco Pedullá. Executive Architect, IBM, Italy Extend ArchiMate, the TOGAF modeling language, to represent nonfunctional, business aspects of enterprise architecture, thus making the architecture more useful in clouds and other environments. Then download a simple customization so you can use the extension in Rational System Architect. Product: Rational System Architect
Using SoaML services architecture to encapsulate interactions By: Jim Amsden, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM, USA Jim Amsden, co-author of the OMG SoaML standard, explains the key concepts and how to use SoaML to encapsulate the interactions between participants in service-oriented architecture. He also clarifies the different modeling approaches and options supported by UML, SoaML, SysML, and UPDM. Product: Rational Software Architect
Back up Oracle databases with the IBM Rational repotools utility By: Paul J. Vellan, Software Verification Developer, IBM, Canada The Repository Tools utility, known as repotools, is included with the IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager and other Rational Collaborative Design Management applications. The author describes how to use it to back up and restore an Oracle database. Product: Rational Application Developer
This week we are also highlighting the following items on the developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Here's three new videos for your educational benefit! The first will guide you through portfolio management using Rational Focal Point and Rational System Architect, while the next two will discuss the hierarchy of objects and linking & traceability in Rational DOORS. Good stuff here!
IBM Rational DOORS - Hierarchy of objects- IBM® Rational® DOORS is a requirements management solution optimized for the needs of systems engineering, product development and enterprise I.T., with capabilities to capture, link, trace, analyze, and manage changes to requirements. In Rational DOORS, a requirements document is represented in a formal module. A formal module is a collection of objects. Learn more about object organization in this demo:
IBM Rational DOORS -- Linking and traceability- This IBM Rational DOORS demo focuses on standard DOORS Links and external links. Links are created, deleted, and transversed. Dynamic traceability views are created for the purpose of impact, gap analysis, and scope creep. And finally suspect links are identified and cleared. This demo does not cover collaboration links:
Over the past month of November, these were the most heavily reused support generated documents associated with the PMRs which came in over the same time period. These are the docs which helped solve your cases during November, highlighted here to hopefully help others avoid similar issues or obtain the same information you all were in search of:
Ok, maybe I've been watching too much prime-time television to come up with good title lines. So, if you'll forgive the lack of originality you'll find that following are the latest in downloads released by Rational between October 26th, 2011 and today (check out the 'tags' above to find other downloads you may have missed as well):
In this week's downloads post we're shuffling up the format a bit to try and provide even more useful info surrounding the recent releases. Let us know in the comments if you prefer this new format or if you like the older listings style with a single link to the downloads available...
IBM Rational DOORS Requirements Management Framework Add On 184.108.40.206 is now available:
Hot off the presses, here's a great new whitepaper just released yesterday. This paper is jam packed with info intended to provide you with a comprehensive guide to successfully use the integration between Rational System Architect and All Fusion CA-Erwin:
Abstract: This document describes how to integrate IBM Rational System Architect with CA-Erwin modeling tool and will assist in better understanding the metabridge functionalities which supports the export and import of logical data models as well as Physical data models from CA-Erwin to Rational System Architect.
This paper intends to provide you with a comprehensive guide to successfully use the integration between Rational System Architect and All Fusion CA-Erwin. The purpose is to merely serve as an aid in bringing the logical and physical data models from CA-Erwin into Rational System Architect and thus helping you to enhance the modeling designs in Rational System Architect.
From a business perspective, integrating the two major Enterprise Architect applications (Rational System Architect and CA-Erwin) should serve better and provide a strong base for fulfilling the business needs by providing a pathway from strategic enterprise architecture to tangible solution delivery.
Here it is; your weekly roundup of articles and other content which has gone live on developerWorks Rational this week:
A practical guide to developing enterprise architecture By Franki Schafrik, Senior Enterprise Architect, IBM With humor, Franki Schafrik guides you through identifying the questions that enterprise architecture must answer, developing an approach and models, and analyses to see where you can make improvements. She assumes that you use modeling software, such as Rational System Architect, for your architecture. Product: IBM Rational System Architect
Develop TXSeries CICS apps with Rational Developer for Power Systems Software, Part 2 By Balaji S. Kumar, Software Engineer, IBM, Hariharan N. Venkitachalam, Senior Software Engineer, IBM, Janaki Sundar, Staff Software Engineer, IBM, Nageswararao V. Gokavarapu, Staff Software Engineer, IBM In Part 2 of this three-part tutorial, you use the IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software configurations from Part 1 to create a new AIX COBOL project and an AIX COBOL program file. Code for a sample CICS application and a sample Makefile file is included. Product: IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software
Apply agile project management methods for more efficient hardware development By Wenwei Tang, IBM By using IBM Rational Team Concert to apply these agile development methods to hardware projects, you can respond better to rapidly changing requirements and manage more efficiently and effectively. You can also use this as a guide to make the transition from waterfall to agile methods. Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
This week we are also highlighting the following item on the developerWorks Rational home page and product pages that you may find of interest.
Our periodic roundup of tech articles from developerWorks Rational is hot off the presses again. The following articles went live over the past week and a half:
Implement workspaces to model multiple versions of DoDAF 2 architectures By: Franki Schafrik Abstract: Learn how to implement IBM Rational System Architect workspaces for different versions of enterprise, as-is, and to-be architectures; for integrating a system of systems; and for trade-off analysis. The author also describes benefits of each scenario and four software tools to analyze workspaces. Products: IBM Rational System Architect
How to configure IBM Rational Change 5.3 to run in FIPS mode By: Pradeep K. Shashidhar Abstract: Increase security by following these steps to configure Rational Change 5.3 to run in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) mode. This article provides code for all configuration changes required in the application, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), and the web server. Products: IBM Rational Change
Three ways to do more with Rational Build Forge capabilities By: Ashish Aggarwal Abstract: You can use the included command line Java and Perl APIs to handle software builds through IBM Rational Build Forge, rather than the management console. You can also integrate it with Jazz-based testing and change-and-release management tools. This article explains how, complete with sample code. Products: IBM Rational Build Forge
Configure secure access for multiple installations of Rational Team Concert By: Murali Dhandapani Abstract: For secure access to multiple installations of Rational Team Concert, you need the Network Deployment version of IBM WebSphere Application Server. Learn how to get an SSL certificate and how to install and configure it on each of the profiles created in Version 6.1 or 7.0 of the application server. Products: IBM Rational Team Concert
Integrating Rational Software Architect with InfoSphere Data Architect, by Daniel T. Chang URL: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/techarticle/dm-0708chang/index.html Abstract: This
article provides a quick overview of Rational Software Architect and
InfoSphere Data Architect, outlines the high-level steps in three
integration scenarios, and discusses the UML-to-LDM and the LDM-to-UML
transformations and the UML logical data model profile. Product: Rational Software Architect, InfoSphere Data Architect
Title: How to connect Rational System Architect to Oracle
document describes how to connect IBM Rational System Architect
application with Oracle as the backend DBMS. This document will also
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