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ClearQuest Reporting Driver plug-ins required by Crystal Reports

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Question

How do I copy the plug-ins to a directory accessible to Crystal Reports?

Answer


To provide Crystal Reports with ClearQuest-authenticated access to ClearQuest data sources, copy the required ClearQuest Reporting Driver plug-ins installed with any ClearQuest feature to a directory accessible to the Crystal Reports application. The ClearQuest Reporting Driver is packaged as the Eclipse plug-in archive, com.ibm.rational.clearquest.jdbc_version.timestamp.jar. The plug-in archive is installed with any ClearQuest feature.

Note: Crystal Report Designer must be configured with JRE 1.6 for ClearQuest versions 8.0 and 8.0.1; and JRE 1.7 for ClearQuest version 9.0. Do not use the JRE supplied by Business Objects in the crconfig.xml file.

To obtain the files required for the ClearQuest Reporting Driver:

  1. Determine where ClearQuest is installed and where the Rational common files are installed.
  2. Create a directory in which to store the ClearQuest Reporting Driver runtime files:
    mkdir cq-rpt-driver-dir
  3. Navigate to the directory:
    cd cq-rpt-driver-dir
  4. Copy the required ClearQuest Reporting Driver runtime files into the directory:
    copy cq_install_dir\reports\driver\plugins\com.ibm.rational.clearquest.jdbc_version.jar cqjdbc.jar
    copy cq_install_dir\cqjni.jar .
    copy rational-common-dir\stp*.jar .
  5. Extract the .jar files:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\j2sdk1.4.2_08\bin\jar.exe" xvf "\Program Files (x86)\ibm\RationalSDLC\ClearQuest\reports\driver\plugins\com.ibm.rational.stp_*.jar" httpclient-4.5.2.jar httpmime-4.5.2.jar httpcore-4.4.4.jar commons-codec-1.10.jar
    NOTE: Alternatively, copy com.ibm.rational.stp_*.jar files to .zip files and unzip them.
  6. Open the crconfig.xml file for editing. In the DataDriverCommon element, update the ClassPath element to include the fully qualified path for each file that is required by the reporting driver. A separate entry is required for each file.
  7. Restart Crystal Report Designer.

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Modified date:
08 August 2018

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