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This document serves to provide detailed technical information about the IBM® Rational® ClearCase® Type Manager.


This document is provided as informational only.

Creating a new type manager and or modifying an existing type manager is not supported by IBM Rational Technical Support due to the nature of what a type manager does. The type manager acts on the container of your VOB; this means on your data. If a custom type manager is corrupting your data, IBM Rational can not and will not be held liable for such corruption. To create or modify a type manager means you do so at your own risk.

What will be primarily discussed in this article are the element types and type managers. Both will be explained, as well as instructions provided on how to set up a type manager. Information provided is based on IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0 running on Microsoft® Windows®, however, the basic concepts still apply to previous versions. Users running under a UNIX® or Linux® can still refer to this article, however, some minor modification will be required.


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Modified date:
19 February 2019