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ClearQuest 7.1.x client Feature Comparison Matrix

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Question

In IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.1.x, what are the differences between ClearQuest Web, the Native client for Microsoft Windows, and the Eclipse-based clients?

Answer

Common Features
Record
ResultSet
Navigation
Favorites
Properties
UI Personalization
Administration
Rest APIs
Integrations

Fields with an light blue background denote features only available on ClearQuest Web 7.1.

N/A indicates that the feature is not applicable to that client. The technology does not permit it, or it does not apply to the context of that client.
N/A


Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
Common Features
Ability to resize WindowsYesYesYesYesYes
Logon Screen remembers user idYesYesYesNo *Yes* See technote 1321012 for further information
List Schema Repositories at loginYesNoNoYesYes
List User Subscribed DBs at loginYesNoNoNoYes
Re-authentication on Session TimeoutNoYesYesNoYes
Support for caching user passwordNoYesYesNo *No* See technote 1321012 for further information
Ability to display context-sensitive help textYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to select dates from a calendarYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to select multiple items in a list boxYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to refresh result setYesYesYesNoYes
Refresh only selected itemYesYesYesNoYes
Ability to run long running operations in the backgroundNoYesYesNoYes
Eclipse Update Manager for patchesN/ANoNoNoN/A
Ability to login on client startupYesYesYesN/AN/A
Ability to view print preview result setYesNoNoNoNo
Ability to modify header/footer information on print preview result setYesNoNoNoN/A
Ability to generate report from query result setYesYesYesNoN/A
Ability to view SQL pane in queriesYesYesYesNoNo
Ability to run actions on multiple entitiesYesYesYesNoYes** Only available with the Modify action. See technote 1410840.
IBM Group 1 Language support Globalization
(Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil))
Yes*YesYesYes*Yes* Localized to Simplified Chinese and Japanese only.
Ability to find recent submissionsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to find recently executed queriesNoNoNoYesYes
Ability to find records without executing queriesYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to list records recently searched for (Find Record History)NoYesYesYesYes
CQ Server Load BalancingN/AN/AN/AYesYes
CQ Web Application Load Balancing N/AN/AN/AYesYes
Welcome Name on BannerNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Schema/User DB on bannerNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Toolbar Visual after LoginNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Properties on UINoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
CQ Recent ItemsNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Type ahead capability within dynamic query filter list selectionsYesNoNoNoYesRFE RATLC01289721 exists for this capability in the Eclipse RCP client
User UI CustomizationNoYesYesNoYes
Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
Record
Ability to submit recordsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to modify recordsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to create email rulesYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to modify email rulesYesYesYesYesYes
Support for dependent pick listsYesYesYesYesYes
Support for non-interactive hook executionYesYesYesYesYes
Support for internationalization (level 3)YesYesYesYesYes
Ability to include hypertext in text fieldsYesYesYesYesYes
Displays Record Form as Designed in the CQ DesignerYesYesYesYesYes
Form Validation - Identifies required fields before and after submitYesYesYesYesYes
Record Script Hooks with Form Control ButtonsYesYesYesYesYes
Record Script Hooks with Form Control Context Menu HooksYesYesYesYesYes
Record Script Hooks with ActionsYesYesYesYesYes
Field Hooks, Permission HooksYesYesYesYesYes
Field Hooks, Default Value HooksYesYesYesYesYes
Field Hooks, Choice List HooksYesYesYesYesYes
Global ScriptsYesYesYesYesYes
Action HooksYesYesYesYesYes
Email Link to RecordYesYesYesYesYes
Support for attachmentsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to print selected recordYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to display records in different windowsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to find search text in defectYesNoNoYesYes
Spell Checking the Text fields in a RecordNoYesYesNoNo
Ability to create Web address to form,
query report in a named frame or window.
NoN/AN/AYesYes
Provide Login URL with userid and password for links to records,
queries and reports so that you don't get
prompted for user id and password
NoN/AN/AYesYes
Provide URL to specific record using
record id instead of internal db id.
NoN/AN/AYesYes
Record Script Hooks for Messages and Dialog BoxesYesYesYesNoN/ARegarding this functionality in the client for 7.0.x web clients: See the Using hooks in Rational ClearQuest Web topic in the ClearQuest Information Center.

It states you cannot have message boxes in the client for web.

Field Hooks, Value Change RealtimeYesYesYesNoN/ARegarding this functionality in the client for 7.0.x web clients: See the Using hooks in Rational ClearQuest Web topic in the ClearQuest Information Center.

It has a section on "Special considerations for Value Changed field hooks in ClearQuest Web".

Field Hooks, Validation, RealtimeYesYesYesNoN/A
Support for dynamic lists (choice lists)YesYesYesYesYes
Ability to import/export multiple submit record defaultsNoYesYesNoNo
Duplicate Choose from List YesYesYesNoYes
Ability to configure Print Record functionalityYesNoNoNoN/A
Build Query in Browse Record Type Dialog for Reference Records YesYesYesNoN/A
Ability to find duplicates for selected recordYesYesYesNoYes
Ability to open attachments with internal editorNoYes
NoNoEclipse Plug-in Only
Ability to multi-select recordsYesYesYesNoYes
Ability to update multi-select recordsYesYesYesNoYes
Ability to save defaultsYesYes*Yes*Yes**Yes* Uses a more flexible "templates" approach that can be shared (Eclipse)
** Submit Records short cuts can be used as a template to pre-populate new records with predetermined values (Web Java 7.0.1)
Ability to load defaultsYesYesYesNoYes
Support for record export to XMLNoYesYesNoYes
Select a row in Resultset, and if user pref is "No Split View" then the CQ Record will open in main container tab of Content PaneNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Customized view of CQ Record (Table View), by clicking the Table iconNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Customize the fields to be displayed by clicking the pencil icon during the Table viewNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Customization is persisted per Record Type per userNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Right click to access all related records NoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Type ahead capabilityNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
open record in new windowNoYesYesNoYes
Records opened in new window can be stacked towards bottom right of screenNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
ResultSet
Ability to search within query results (CTRL-F)NoNoNoNoYes
Ability to export reports to other formats (PDF)YesYes **Yes **YesYesPDF export with Crystal Reports and BIRT formats only.

** Export options only available when running reports using the Report Server option.
Ability to export reports to other formats (Word)Yes *Yes **Yes **YesYesMicrosoft Word export with Crystal Reports and BIRT formats only.

* Word file is saved in a Rich-Text File formatting

** Export options only available when running reports using the Report Server option.
Ability to modify query parameters from results setYesYesYesYesYes
Result Set Navigation to go to First or Last Result YesYesYesYesYes
Ability to export results setYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to print results setYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to display results set and record form simultaneouslyYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to drill down on query results (display parent/child relationships)NoYesYesNoNo
Support for drill-down in result setsNoYesYesNoNo
Ability to zoom in on Result Set for easier viewingYesNoNoNoNo
Configurable result set updatingNoYesYesNoNo
Ability to sort columns in result setYesYesYesNoYes
Suppress field from being displayed in the result setYesYesYesNoYes
Support for displaying multiple query results viewsNoYesYesNoYes
Ability to reformat results set grid (sort by clicking column title)YesYesYesNoYes
Web customization result set presentation schemeNoN/AN/ANoYes
Support for Table Tree ViewNoYesYesNoNo
Column Sorting (client side [default]- user pref)NoYesYesNoYes
Column Sorting (Server side - user pref)NoYesYesNoYes
Column ResizingNoYesYesNoYes
Customize Result View by Show/Hide Columns ( pencil Icon)NoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Show Multiple Query Result SetsNoYesYesNoYes
Right-Click for Context Menu on result setNoYesYesNoYes
Multi-select by SHFT-Click in result setNoYesYesNoYes
Multi-select by CTRL-Click in result setNoYesYesNoYes
Multi-Select, Right-Click should enable Batch UpdateNoYesYesNoYes
Navigation
Ability to create queriesYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to create reportsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to execute reportsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to execute chartsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to create public queriesYesYesYesYesYes
Support for context sensitive functionalityYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to modify Workspace ACLsNoYesYesNoYes
Ability to view Workspace ACLsNoYesYesYesYes
Ability to preview Workspace ACLs during editNoYesYesNoYes
Workspace RefreshNoYesYesNoYes
Ability to create new workspace foldersYesYesYesYesYes
Right click context menu on foldersYesYesYesYesYes
Right click context menu on sub-foldersYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to define startup queryYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to execute startup query on log inYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to create short cuts (Query, Reports, Charts and Records)YesNoNoYesYes
Support for context sensitive menus for workspace objectsYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to email query or reportYesNoNoYesYes
expand/collapse folder in navigation areaYesYesYesYesYes
Ability to create chartsYesYesYesNoYes** Capability included in BIRT reporting
Ability to drill down on chartsYesYesYesNoYes** Capability included in BIRT reporting
Ability to import query from another userYesYesYesNoN/A
Ability to execute multiple startup queries on log inYesYesYesNoNo
Support for viewing and changing mastership of query objectsYesYesYesNoNo
Ability to display multiple databases in a single workspaceNoYesYesNoNo
Ability to drag and drop itemsYesYesYesNoNo
Ability to drag and drop in workspaceNoYesYesNoYes
Support for workspace restoration after session expirationNoYesYesNoYes
Animation during expandNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Tree area increase/Decrease with nodesNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Tree expand restore to previous state if ErrorNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
Favorites
Add Favorite from NavigatorNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Remove FavoriteNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Add Favorite from ResultSetNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Add Favorite from Record Details ViewNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Check the Image decorators for items in FavoritesNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Modifying the Query Definition does not effect the linkNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Modify the CQ Record does not effect the linkNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Properties
Lt-Click Navigator Item to Load properties for Folder and leaf nodeNoYesYesNoYes
Execute Query on Navigator to Load Query meta data in propertiesNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
View a CQ Record by clicking the result set to load some of the Record propertiesNoYesYesNoYes
UI Personalization
Save the splitter resizing between viewsNoNoNoNoYes
Customized view of CQ Record (Table View), by clicking the Table iconNoNoNoNoYes
Click on Preferences on Global toolbarNoNoNoNoYes
Hide/ view CQ Properties view using PreferencesNoNoNoNoYes
Hide/View Help view using PreferencesNoNoNoNoYes
Hide/View Split view of ResultSet and CQ RecordNoYesYesNoYes
Persist the number of records viewed in result setNoYesYesNoYes
Display customized record view by defaultNoNoNoNoYes
Resultset sorting method (client/Server)NoYesYesNoYes
Administration
Ability to update user profileYesYesYesYesYes
Support for restricted accessYesNoNoYesYes
Support for CQ MultiSite*YesYesYesYesYes
Support for automatic email notificationYesYesYesYesYes
Site Configuration OptionsNoN/AN/AYesYes
Provide getlogonstats.asp -
LoginName EMail Phone Full Name
Total Active Sessions, Empty Sessions,
Server PID Restricted vs Non.
NoN/AN/AYesYes
Ability to switch between databases without logging inNoNoNoYesNo
Support for a ClearQuest console containing workspace action historyNoYesYesNoNo
Support for administrative functionalityYesYesYesNoYes
Toolbar will have two options Configuration and MonitoringNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Configuration will open in Floating paneNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Server Work Thread CountNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Active HTTP Session thresholdNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Maximum Active ServersNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Recycle Server Http session LimitNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Recycle Server Lifetime LimitNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Recycle server ONC RPC call LimitNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
View all the active CQ RPC servers with metadataNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Login Stats ( view all active users)NoNoNoYesYes
Refresh Monitoring screen viewNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Allow CQ Workspace for Restricted UserNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
REST APIs
URLs published to access various use cases in XML or ATOM formatNoNoNoNoYesOnly available on CQ Web 7.1
Integrations
Base ClearCase ClearQuest Integration (Native CC to CQ Web)N/AN/AN/AYesYes
CC UCM support in CQ (Work on action)YesYesYesNoNo
CC UCM support in CQ (View change sets)YesYesNoYesYes
CC UCM support in CQ (Synchronization of headlines w/CC )YesYesNoYesYes
UCM ClearCase ClearQuest Integration (Native CC to CQ Web)N/AN/AN/ANoNo
RequistePro integrations Associate a defect with a requirementYesYesYesYesYes
Integration to Microsoft ProjectYesNoNoNoNoMicrosoft Project 2007 Supported
Test Manager: Create defect from TestCaseYesYesYesNoN/A
Test Manager: View defect from TestCase; View TestCase from DefectYesYesYesNoN/A
Eclipse/IDE Java integrationN/AYesN/AN/AN/A
Ability to generate SoDA reportsYesNoNoNoN/A



Fields with an light blue background denote features only available on ClearQuest Web 7.1.

N/A denotes features that are not applicable to that client. The technology does not permit it, or it does not apply to the context of that client.
N/A


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