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Rational ClearQuest behavior changes for versions 7.1.1.x and later

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Question

What are the noteworthy product behavior changes in IBM Rational ClearQuest versions 7.1.1.x and later?

Cause

A defect correction or request for enhancement (RFE) causes a behavior change in any product. In Rational ClearQuest, such changes might require schema modifications if a schema relies on the incorrect behavior. User interface changes can result as well.

Answer

Defect corrections and RFEs change Rational ClearQuest behavior. Defect corrections fix incorrect behavior, and RFEs implement new behavior. This technote describes defect corrections and RFEs that might have a noticeable impact on how you interact with Rational ClearQuest. The technote also describes scenarios in which a schema designer might need to adjust your schema customization to account for the defect fix or RFE changes.

This technote does not cover the following information:

  • It does not list all defect corrections or RFEs from earlier versions of Rational ClearQuest. Instead, it lists defect corrections and RFEs that might cause more noticeable changes, or changes for which a schema designer might want to assess the impact on your schema customization.
  • It does not list the ClearQuest Web behavioral changes that occurred in ClearQuest 7.1.0. In ClearQuest 7.1.0, the web client and web server were redesigned to provide enhanced experiences over the ClearQuest 7.0.1 web client. A large number of RFEs were addressed, and Web 2.0 technologies were implemented.
  • It does not contain a comprehensive list of changes that occurred in ClearQuest 7.1.0. However, it does list some changes that occurred in 7.0.0.x, 7.0.1.x, and 7.1.0 that were identified as causing issues for some customers.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.0.0.4 and 7.0.1.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01325370 PM26463 Schema designer In ClearQuest 7.0.0.4 and 7.0.1.3, changes are implemented to improve record security. As a result of these changes, if a mandatory reference field is set to a hidden record, it appears to be unset if the user is not allowed to see the relevant hidden records for the reference field. To prevent this common issue, values in reference fields are not hidden, and the default reference field choice list includes all possible values, unless the field in question is a security context field. If this behavior is not desired, it can be customized by using a choice list hook. This behavior change does not apply to reference list fields.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.0.1.11 and 7.1.0.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01319557 PM19182 All clients, Administrator In ClearQuest 7.1.x, you can set date values outside the valid range supported in ClearQuest 7.0.x.

The valid date ranges for ClearQuest 7.0.x clients is 1970-01-01 to 2038-01-18. ClearQuest 7.0.1 clients cannot display dates outside this range. On clients that run on platforms other than UNIX, an error message displays indicating that the record cannot be found. On UNIX platforms, the date is deleted. This behavior is corrected in ClearQuest 7.0.1.11 by displaying a more descriptive error message. Users are encouraged to use ClearQuest 7.1.x because expanded date ranges are allowed.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.0.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01264028 PK70617 Schema designer The AuditTrail 1.3 package is released. A defect is corrected where the GMT offset is set to an incorrect value when it is called on the last day of the month between the time of the local offset to midnight.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.2.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM3893 Administrator Action required: To use the OSLC-based Application Lifecycle Management integration between ClearQuest 7.1.2 and Rational Team Concert 3.0 and later, you need to migrate your ClearQuest 7.1.1 URI links to Rational Team Concert to a new format. These ClearQuest 7.1.1 URI links are stored in the Jazz repository. Use the modifyLinkURIs tool, documented in the Rational Team Concert 3.0.x Knowledge Center. Rational Team Concert 2.0.x URI links continue to work with ClearQuest 7.1.2 without a change.
RFE CCM2344 OSLC API user The URI to connect to ClearQuest by using the ClearQuest OSLC Change Management API has changed from http://server/oslc/cqrest to http://server/cqweb/oslc. Action required: You must update any code that uses the ClearQuest OSLC Change Management URI to use the new base URI. See the ClearQuest OSLC Change Management API Specification and Technote 1433074. If you use the Rational Quality Manager integration with Rational ClearQuest, you must follow the steps in Technote 1468356 after upgrading to ClearQuest 7.1.2.x.
RFE RATLC01278561 CR4830 Schema designer The ClearQuest API documentation has been updated to state that cqperl evaluates an empty string as a NULL value. This is a clarification, not a change. To test for an empty string, use the CQ_COMP_OP_IS_NULL operator in queries.
RFE CCM2339 All clients,
Administrator
ClearQuest now supports Windows 7 with User Access Control (UAC) capabilities enabled.
RFE CCM2406 All clients,
Schema designer
Many ClearQuest error messages are now prefixed with an IBM Software Group standard format error code. You must adjust any scripts that are sensitive to error message content to handle the error prefixes. The error prefixes use the following convention: CRMxxNNNNE, where CRM is constant, xx indicates a ClearQuest component, NNNN is the error number in that component, and E indicates that it is an error message.
Note: Error messages that originate in the ClearQuest Web client code or the ClearQuest Client (Eclipse based) code do not yet follow this convention.
RFE CCM2408, RATLC01056324 CR303 Web client,
Schema designer
ClearQuest Web multiline string fields now have an ellipse button similar to the Eclipse Rich-Client-Platform-based ClearQuest Client. Clicking the ellipse button opens a dialog box for editing the multiline string. You might need to adjust form layouts.
RFE CCM2693, RATLC01308060 Administrator An administrator must have Super User privileges to reactivate an inactive user with Super User privileges.
RFE CCM4238, RATLC01499372 CR5545 Web client The What's New section of the 7.1.2 Release Notes describes a new user preference that controls how to open related records and the display of related records. You can choose to open related records in a floating window, or on a new tab within the current browser window.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.0 and 7.1.2.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE RATLC01068596


RATLC01037577
CR39 All clients,
Administrator
The default behavior for storing ClearQuest database connection profile information has changed. By default, ClearQuest now stores this information in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry hive on Windows. In versions earlier than ClearQuest 7.1.1, the ClearQuest database connection profile information was superseded by HKEY_CURRENT_USER settings. ClearQuest v7.1.1 writes to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry hive only. You can use the master property USE_BOTH_HKCU_AND_HKLM to restore the previous behavior.
Defect RATLC01322661 PM23107 Administrator The default settings in the IBM HTTP SERVER (IHS) installed with IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.1.x are such that the response messages from the ClearQuest Web server include the HTTP server type and version in their headers. This can be eliminated to prevent unnecessary disclosure of this information.
Defect RATLC01528613 PM26394 All clients Handling of date-based filters changed between ClearQuest 7.0 and ClearQuest 7.1. The interpretation of whether a date-based filter with a 00:00:00 time component changed from meaning an entire day to meaning exactly midnight. Now date-based filters with no time component mean an entire day.
Defect RATLC01316067 PM17548 Administrator ClearQuest on 64 bit Windows throws error when creating Session Object in VB script.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.1 and 7.1.2.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE RATLC01298128

RATLC01305738
CR3120 Administrator By default, the Upgrade dialog box in the ClearQuest User Administration tool (DB Action > Upgrade) includes a new button to select all or clear all user databases in the list. You can disable this feature by setting the HIDE_CLEAR_SELECT_ALL master property.
Defect RATLC01291499 PK88206 Web client In earlier ClearQuest versions, when you used a drop-down list, entering an asterisk (*) without any other characters did not return entries in the list that started with an asterisk. This incorrect behavior is fixed. Now, typing an asterisk in a drop-down list without any other characters returns a list of all entries that start with an asterisk. To find an entry that contains only one asterisk, precede the asterisk with a backslash. For example: \*.
Defect RATLC01301847 PK98962 Eclipse client In earlier ClearQuest versions, when duplicating a record, the Find dialog box incorrectly displayed the contents of the Summary field instead of the contents of the Headline field. This incorrect behavior is fixed. Now, the Find dialog box displays the Headline field contents if it exists, or nothing if the field does not exist.
Defect RATLC01304085 PM01520 Web client In earlier ClearQuest versions, if the Delete button was removed from a reference list on the form, ClearQuest Web did not remove the Delete action from the context menu. This is now fixed.
Defect RATLC01304406 PM01873 Web client In earlier ClearQuest versions, ClearQuest Web 7.1.x did not sort reference lists based on the first column as ClearQuest Web 7.0.x does. This is fixed. Now, ClearQuest Web 7.1.x sorts by the first column in reference lists.
Defect RATLC01373373 PK87009 All clients,
Schema designer
In earlier ClearQuest versions, on the Windows platform, if a form control displayed only the time component of a DATE_TIME field, you could not select the date portion of this field. Instead, ClearQuest set a default date value that matched the default Windows API start date of 1970-01-01. ClearQuest did not account for time zones and GMT when setting this phantom date. The result was that certain times were not saved depending on the time zone. This behavior is fixed. Now, ClearQuest detects if setting the phantom date to 1970-01-01 will cause an error. If so, ClearQuest sets the date to 1970-01-02. As a schema developer or user, you should not assume that the date portion of a DATE_TIME field has a valid date unless you can modify the date by using the form control.
Defect RATLC01411518 PM01571 Eclipse client The Is Null operator is now available for multiline fields when you create a dynamic filter query. This functionality matches the capabilities in ClearQuest Web.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.2 and 7.1.2.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01527330 Eclipse client In earlier ClearQuest versions, the Constant List Limits selection in the Eclipse client added a blank line as a choice, which differs from the Web client or Windows client. This is corrected. Starting in ClearQuest 7.1.0.4, the Eclipse client does not add a blank line as a choice. Starting in ClearQuest 7.1.1.2, the Eclipse client is also corrected to allow accurate comparisons in complex temporary save and reload operations when reverting records in a customized schema.
Defect RATLC01280129 PK79693 Web client In earlier ClearQuest versions, email links to queries in a Personal Queries folder produced errors. This is corrected.
Defect RATLC01308756 PM06784 Web client In earlier ClearQuest versions, ClearQuest Web 7.1.x drop-down list boxes configured for Limit to List let you enter values that were not in the limited list. However, when you saved the record, the values were cleared and a yellow warning appeared in the field. Now, when you encounter this behavior, a warning dialog box opens to alert you to incorrect data entry. Ignoring the warning still saves the record with a blank value.
Defect RATLC01310302 PM08526 Command-line user In earlier ClearQuest versions, running a cqtool subcommand always returned the value 1. This has been fixed. Now, running a cqtool subcommand returns 0 when the command runs successfully, and a nonzero value to indicate an error.
Defect RATLC01310638 PM08886 Eclipse client In earlier ClearQuest versions, if a Record Script Alias (RSA) action was called from a record form and the RSA returned null, the record form was erroneously closed. This is corrected. Now, the record form is kept open when an RSA action is called from a record form and the RSA returns null. This behavior is consistent with the Windows and Web clients.
Defect RATLC01310845 PM09105 Web client In earlier ClearQuest versions, on a form that has a DATE_TIME field with controls for the date and time, clearing the date and time and then saving the record did not save the cleared field. Instead the original time was saved. This is corrected. Now, the cleared value is saved.
Defect RATLC01311901 PM10344 Eclipse client ClearQuest is designed to enforce that named list entries are unique and case-insensitive. In earlier ClearQuest versions, the Eclipse client correctly checked that named list entries were unique when the list was created. However, adding subsequent named list entries incorrectly allowed duplicate entries where the only difference was letter case. This is corrected. Now, checking for named list entries is case insensitive.
Defect RATLC01312238 PM10734 Eclipse client In earlier ClearQuest versions, when removing fields from the export list, you had to remove all the fields and re-add only the fields that you wanted. This is corrected. Now, you can select fields individually to remove from the export list by double-clicking the field.
Defect RATLC01312415 PM10910 All clients API calls to the Windows registry can occasionally fail when multiple processes are accessing the registry. To address this issue, ClearQuest now retries. This change might cause a small performance impact during log-on.
Defect RATLC01479715 PK82762 Web client In earlier ClearQuest versions, ClearQuest Web only displayed dates in United States date format. Now, ClearQuest Web checks the browser locale before displaying dates.
Defect RATLC01307922 PM05779 Eclipse client In earlier ClearQuest versions, the ClearQuest Import Tool converted line feeds (LF) to carriage return-line feeds (CRLF) in multiline text fields. This behavior is corrected. Now, the Import Tool converts a LF to a CRLF only at the end of the multiline text field.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.3 and 7.1.2.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01271662 PM01952 Web client In previous ClearQuest versions, you were not informed of a failed log on caused by incorrect credentials until after the database set selection dialog box opens. Now, you are informed of a failed log on before the database set selection dialog box opens.
Defect RATLC01274024 PM08547 Web client Security context for Web clients has changed to hide records in the following scenario: Suppose the form for Record A includes a field on Record B, and Record B is controlled by a security context. If you try to access the form on Record A and the security context of Record B does not let you see the Record B field on the Record A form, then an exception message appears. Security context hides Record A because you are not allowed to see the information on Record B. This behavior now matches the clients for Eclipse and Windows.
Defect RATLC01299145 PK96464 All clients By default, ClearQuest does not let you add multiple stateless record entries to a reference list where the unique ID of the entries differs by case only. Stateless records can have the same name that differs by case only if the ClearQuest database is defined as case sensitive. You can override the default ClearQuest behavior to allow multiple entries that differ by case only by setting the CHECK_CASE_IN_REFLIST schema property to 1. Oracle and DB2 databases are case sensitive by default and support this capability if the schema property is set.
Defect RATLC01502296 PM11762 Web client A user preference has been added that controls the date and time format display in result set fields of type DATE_TIME. This preference also affects the format for dates that are recorded in the history fields. The new preference is described in the What's New section of the ClearQuest version 7.1.2 help and in Technote 1440291.
Defect RATLC01505048 PM14620 All clients If an LDAP authenticated user has an error during log-on, error messages from the LDAP server are no longer displayed. The reason for this change is to increase system security. Instead, a generic error message displays that is independent of the cause of the logon failure.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01532164 PM24268 OSLC user When the OSLCLinks package is installed and you click the Related Change Request link, the Delegated Web UI selection dialog opens. When used with stateless record types with unique multifield keys, the search behavior has changed. The search now recognizes the entire multifield key. However, the order of the unique key fields that display might be incorrect.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.4 and 7.1.2.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01308873 PM06922 Schema designer RequistePro 1.11 package corrects an error which prevented applying the package in a CQ code page 65001 (UTF-8) db. The correction has no changes to the schema, and is an internal package generation issue. There are no functional differences between version 1.10 and version 1.11 of the RequistePro package.
Defect RATLC01325290 Web client Result set display column-width auto-sizing is adjusted. The size is adjusted by using the following criteria:
1. Compare the column title and the column content width, go to the wider one.
2. If the one selected in step 1 is larger than the maximum character width, the column width is set with the maximum character width or go to the bigger one in step 1.
Defect RATLC01320313 PM20172 Administrator,
Restricted Web client
For web restricted mode users, setting the” Allow Find Record When Restricted” to disallow access only controlled access to the find record “search” control in the web client. This setting has been expanded to also disallow access for the "View a record" REST URI. For example, if “Allow Find Record When Restricted” is set to disallow access, then a restricted user will not be able to access a record by using a bookmarked web url. Note that record visibility for any particular group of users must be controlled by using the ClearQuest security context feature, also known as. “record hiding”.
Defect RATLC01320397 PM20270 Administrator For web client, the result set column width can be configured in the Site Administration options. This width had an internal maximum limitation of 50 characters. Previously, strings that exceeded this width were truncated. Now the strings are line wrapped up to 300 characters.
Defect RATLC01320578 PM20493 Schema designer Using the Eclipse-based designer, you can now change the dbname for a record type until the schema has been changed, even if there is a test work database associated with the version you're working on.
Defect RATLC01320934 PM20943 Security Administrator The security context feature only hides the content of records, not whether they exist or not. The cache is allowed to contain entries for records that are hidden, which can be found without being subject to any further checks. Since the cache has a limit of 100, a fix has been made to ignore security when checking the existence of a record if the number of records is greater than 100.
Defect RATLC01322520 PM22926 cqtool user The option -show for the cqtool command line interface has been implemented.
Defect RATLC01322648 PM23091 Administrator A ClearQuest multisite license is checked out and held when the ClearQuest Eclipse client is connected to a non-multisite user database that exists within a multisite enabled dbset. With this fix, the multisite license is still required during log on, but is released if the user database is not a multi-sited user database.
Defect RATLC01398337 PM22186 Schema designer,
All clients
This change makes backreferences act like read only reference lists, which is their intended design. Prior to this change, the schema designer could construct form buttons and actions that attempted to modify the backreference. Such schema designs could sometimes appear to work, but could create orphaned incorrect link reference in the database tables. This change enforces the design that backreferences are read only. Schemas that attempt to modify backreferences need to be adjusted to accept this change. Failure to change the schema will result in run-time errors when the backreferences are attempted to be modified.
Defect RATLC01508142 PM17616 Reporting users A new parameter named 'MaxMultiLineText' can be added to the connection URL for the ClearQuest reporting driver to override the default length for multi-line string fields.
Defect RATLC01512686 PM22727 Schema designer A Readonly Date field is not refreshed in CqWeb when set to null in the initialization hook with setfieldvalue "Date", "".
Defect CCM5687 Schema designer The ClearQuest Designer incorrectly allowed setting of the flag Unicode Aware on global scripts. Setting this flag is ignored since the global scripts inherit the Unicode Awareness of any calling function. The ClearQuest Designer no longer allows setting this flag on global scripts.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.2.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM13304 Web client The API functionality to Open a Form introduced in 7.1.2.0 now respects the ClearQuest Web preference to show related record forms in either a floating window or a tabbed window.
RFE CCM13772 OSLC API user Oslc:propertyDefinition for rdf:type in resource shapes has been added
RFE CCM16551 All clients The help system for ClearQuest has been modified to enable web delivery of help. 1469015


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.5 and 7.1.2.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01310178 PM08655 Web client,
Schema designer
In the Web client, multiple Add buttons for reference list cause the Pre Action hook/Post Action hook to run incorrectly. The hooks only run on the first button click and ignore subsequent button clicks. This was incorrect behavior and different from the desktop clients. This defect has been resolved so that the Web client now executes the hooks appropriately when the buttons are clicked.
Defect RATLC01322527 PM22929 cqtool user The -ids option in cqtool has been removed. It was never implemented and -id can be used instead.
Defect RATLC01325225 PM26327 Administrator A new Site Administration option has been added. The admin can go to the Applications options on the web interface Site Configuration panel and select 'Disable REST URI' menu option.
Defect RATLC01325239 PM26339 Administrator CQ now escapes special LDAP characters when sending the user credentials to the LDAP server for authentication. The change in behavior is dependent on which character might have been inputted previously, and the response of the LDAP server to that unescaped special character. It is abnormal that these special characters would have actually been used in a valid user credential.
Defect RATLC01438065 PM19849 Web client Date-based queries that were created with Rational ClearQuest for Windows client, (version 7.1.1.0, 7.1.1.1, 7.1.1.2, 7.1.1.3, 7.1.1.4, 7.1.2.0, or 7.1.2.1) are incorrectly converted in the ClearQuest Web client which might cause an error to be displayed when they are executed. Follow instructions in tech note.
Defect RATLC01501232 PM10323 Administrator If CM Server security is turned on, an authorization dialog is displayed automatically when a user tries to monitor/modify the MBean parameters of the server.
Defect RATLC01329797 PM32457 Schema designer,
All clients
This change adds an option to configure whether back references behave as read-only reference lists which was implemented by RATLC01398337, or behave as modifiable reference lists as they did in releases prior to 7.1.1.4 and 7.1.2.1. This configuration option allows customer schemas based on the modifiable behavior to continue to function as before, until schema changes can be implemented to enforce data table integrity on back-references by making them read-only.
Defect CCM12179 User Administrator Only a SuperUser can modify properties of a SuperUser. UserAdministrator privilege is no longer sufficient.
Defect CCM13504 All clients The error message displayed on ClearQuest Web has been modified to be clearer when ClearQuest Web log on attempts fail due to connection problems to the DBMS server.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.1.6

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM18803 Administrator Login error messages are consistent as is the case in v 7.1.2.x. This is equivalent to performing the following commands (you do NOT need to do these commands. They are done for you already):
1. # cd "C:\Program Files\IBM\RationalSDLC\common\CM\scripts"
2. # set WAS_BIN="C:\Program Files\IBM\RationalSDLC\common\eWAS\bin"
3. # %WAS_BIN%\wsadmin -profilename cmprofile
4. wsadmin> source teamAdminUtils.jacl
5. wsadmin>set t [getTeamServer]
6. wsadmin>$AdminControl setAttribute $t cqUserDBListSecureAccess true


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.2.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM17775 Schema designer The RequirementsChangeRequest v1.1 package is included in the installation. This version has no new capability but now correctly references the OSLCLinks 1.2 package as a dependency.
RFE CCM13795 Schema designer As a DOORS-ClearQuest integration user, I want to use my existing record type for the RCM feature, so I can reuse my assets and speed up the adoption.
Defect CCM21250 OSLC API user The oslc:service entry should be an array in OSLC 2.0 JSON service description response. It impacts customers who use the OSLC API with the JSON content type. It is now compliant with the OSLC specification.
RFE/
Defects
Multiple Schema designer,
ALM schema user
CQ ALMWork 1.3 package is released for separate download.
RFE/
Defect
Multiple Schema Developer EmailPlus 2.1 is released for General Availability. It implements over 50 RFEs. It is a separate download.
Defect Schema designer Attachments 2.1 is released for General Availability. It is a separate download.
Defect RATLC01330359 PM33281 ALM schema user ALM: Incorrect casing on Obsolete Constants between usage vs. queries on their values ex) Yes/YES, No/NO. This is remedied in the CQ ALMWork 1.3 package.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.6 and 7.1.2.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01293037 PK89804 Administrator Database connection options were added to allow use of a different Microsoft SQL Server driver. This new driver addresses a ClearQuest issue where text containing double byte characters in the MULTILINE_STRING field is truncated after being saved.
Defect RATLC01314998 PM13692 Windows client Fixes a problem in the ClearQuest Windows client where users do not receive a warning message stating that it was not possible to connect to the license server and that the user is allowed to run the product in a disconnected mode for three days, after which it is not possible to log in to the client.
Defect RATLC01315549 PM14433 Web client,
Schema designer
Addresses a ClearQuest Web client issue that is encountered when using Internet Explorer 7 or 8 where an unnecessary horizontal scroll bar appears in a list box. The associated steps described in the technote explaining how to work-around this issue is no longer needed.
Defect RATLC01330036 PM32778 Web client Fixes a problem in the ClearQuest Web client where templates do not load after a database set name is changed and the ClearQuest Web client is upgraded.. Duplicate template names will be appended with (2).
Defect RATLC01332936 PM37025 Schema designer ClearQuest 7.1.2.1 contained a defect where committing a record when the record type database name includes "delete" or "update" produces an error message that reads: "CRMQU0026E Only SELECT statements are allowed". This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01522506 PM34974 ALM schema user Defect: Package ALM 1.1 does not allow last category selection to category path
Defect RATLC01532926 PM30331 Administrator ClearQuest 7.1.1.4 cannot connect to Oracle RAC. This defect has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01311763 PM10212 Schema designer Pre and post-action hooks work differently between pre-7.1 Web and post 7.1 Web. Addresses a issue in the ClearQuest Web client where the behavior of pre-action and post-action hooks changed where reference lists were unable to successfully remove a selected child record via a hook.
Defect RATLC01316067 PM17548 Administrator ClearQuest on 64 bit Windows throws error when creating Session Object in VB script.
Defect CCM16479 Schema designer The Designer group label could be removed - depends on the order of clicking the radio buttons. The solution is to have the schema developer manually associate all radio buttons that are created with a group (if that's desired).This may appear to be a regression to the customer if their normal process was to: 1. Create radio button "A". 2. Go to the extended properties for "A" and set the group name and group label. 3. Leave the extended properties open. 4. Create another radio button "B". Since the extended properties were left open in step 3, they are automatically displayed in step 4, which means that the group name/label automatically get set. 5. Go to the main properties for "B" and set the button name. This same use case would differ in that in step 4, the fact that the extended properties is being displayed would NOT automatically associate "B" with the group created in step 2. The user would need to set the group by selecting the group from the combo.
Defect CCM18187 Schema designer As of ClearQuest versions 7.0.1.11, 7.1.1.04, and 7.1.2.01, ClearQuest no longer lets you modify back reference fields because this can cause database corruption. Attempting to modify back reference fields now returns an exception instead of an error string. This behavior is consistent with how other ClearQuest API calls handle similar errors. The prior behavior of returning a string can be restored by setting a schema property.
Defect CCM18157, CCM17133, CCM18167, CCM17434, CCM17744 Schema designer ClearQuest Web handling references lists when references are secured with security context records continues to improve.
Defect CCM17100 Eclipse client The ClearQuest client did not report some error situations. The client now correctly reports these errors. This matches the CQ Web and CQ client for Windows reporting.
Defect RATLC01332399 PM36187 Schema designer Addresses a potential upgrade issue from 7.0.x web to 7.1.x web. Before adding a value to a reference list, CM Server ensures that the value is an actual record, that the record actually exists. The checking that CM Server does may interfere with certain hook code. For some customers it is expected/allowed to set invalid references. Hook code in the schema corrects these invalid values before the record is saved. CM Server no longer performs these checks early. The checks are delayed until the save process.
Defect CCM21821 Administrator Installutil and other command line utilities may now print extra warning messages if the license server is unavailable.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
CCM3998 Windows SoDA is no longer supported in ClearQuest.
CCM2296 Report Server for ClearQuest is no longer included in ClearQuest. A migration tool is available to assist in extracting reports from the Report Server database, which can then be used with the Report Launcher.
RFE RATLC01307421 CCM2724 http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=4427 CM Server ClearQuest now ships and supports WAS 7. The WebSphere Application Server 7.x installation has been separated from the ClearQuest installation and must be installed before ClearQuest. Refer to the ClearQuest 8.0 installation instructions.
CCM3360 Eclipse client ClearQuest Client and Designer now use Eclipse v3.6.
Eclipse client ClearQuest Extension Offerings for Eclipse and ClearQuest plug-ins for Eclipse IDE are no longer available or supported.
CCM4596 Administrator The nocodepagechecking option is deprecated. This option has not been needed since ClearQuest 7.0. The option continues to exist, but it is not tested.
Defect CCM9655 Administrator When REST XML/Atom is disabled, ClearQuest responded with 403 Forbidden instead of 200 OK and empty content. This has been corrected. Likewise, when required params "loginId" or "password" are missing, ClearQuest now responds with 400 Bad Request instead of 500 Internal Server and exception stack trace.
CCM9692 All clients ClearQuest TestManager is no longer included in ClearQuest.
CCM11749 Report author ClearQuest Report Launcher can be configured to work with WAS security.
CCM12918 VS.Net user The ClearQuest integration to VS.Net is no longer supported and has been removed from ClearQuest. Users should use the ClearQuest Web Client instead.
RFE CCM12926 RATLC01031436 Administrator ClearQuest now ships with Java version 1.6. Any applications that are using the CM API (Java) must now use Java 1.6.
CCM15432 Web client ClearQuest v7.1 REST API XML/Atom support is deprecated. The OSLC API provides the same capabilities and is the replacement.
CCM17634 Rational Team Concert web client The ability to add ClearQuest charts to Rational Team Concert dashboards is now provided. The charts are OpenSocial gadgets. Drill down is supported.
CCM18345 Administrator The ClearQuest Diagnostic utility has been removed and is not supported. The standard methods of getting trace information and log information from ClearQuest has not changed.
CCM18796 Administrator The Full-Text Search Admin Tool is now shipped as part of ClearQuest. It has been enhanced to support WAS 7 deployments.
CCM26186 Schema designer The Enterprise OOTB schema has been removed from ClearQuest. This only affects the ability to create new databases with this schema. Existing schemas based on the Enterprise schema are not affected in any manner. The Enterprise schema capabilities can be duplicated by applying any of the other OOTB schema packages that are desired for your own schema configuration.
Defect CCM26199 All clients There was an upgrade issue for certain date/time queries. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM27731 Administrator For the cqtool utility, the value of "value" and "req" were exchanged when using find_record command to find record. This has been corrected.
Report author There have been several changes relating to how BIRT is supported in ClearQuest. See the Changes in ClearQuest reporting environment from ClearQuest version 7.1.x and earlier section in the Reporting on Rational ClearQuest data sources section of the ClearQuest Knowledge Center. Reporting
Report author There have been several changes relating to how Crystal Reports is supported in ClearQuest. See the Changes in ClearQuest reporting environment from ClearQuest version 7.1.x and earlier section in the Reporting on Rational ClearQuest data sources section of the ClearQuest Knowledge Center. Reporting
Report author Crystal Reports using the data push model are deprecated from ClearQuest clients. Data push reports may continue to work but will not be supported. Data push reports can be migrated to the data pull model, or be used with the ClearQuest Report Server for Crystal Reports. The data pull model provides additional capabilities over the data push model and has been the preferred solution since ClearQuest 7.1. See the technote on migrating from the data push model to the data pull model. DataPushPull

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CCM12923 Administrator IBM Rational ClearQuest uses the IBM Tivoli Directory Server v6.3 client components and GSKIT v8 for SSL authentication. These components have new security fixes and new requirements for LDAP servers. 1512039
CCM17918 Administrator The CM Server Admin UI capabilities have been moved to the ClearQuest Web Administration pages. This was required because of the separation of ClearCase CM Server and ClearQuest CM Server.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.4 and 8.0.0.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01066094 CCM8118 PK82769 Web client When creating new query, the fields list cannot be traversed sequentially by typing multiple characters. The delay time before assuming the next character is for a new word has been increased to 750 milliseconds. Characters typed faster than this delay are considered to be one word. Delays greater than 750 milliseconds are considered to be a new word.
Defect RATLC01329123 CCM22895 PM31530 Web client Regression in 7.1.2.1. ClearQuest web dynamic queries when refreshed and re-run keep spawning new workspace tabs, instead of reusing editor and result set tab. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01330342 CCM22896 PM33235 Web client This regression was introduced in ClearQuest 7.1.2. If a form has a list box control with an null value, and the record is modified or action taken, an error occurred. This has been corrected
Defect RATLC01330521 CCM22903 PM33553 Web client When the "Printable Version" icon on the Query Result Set toolbar is clicked, the printable version shows a "ratl_mastership" column. This was incorrect and no longer is displayed.
Defect RATLC01330543 CCM22131 PM33567 Windows client The Windows client no longer requires write permission to the install directory for ClearQuest. This prevented some uses on Windows 7. A logfile was incorrectly being written to the install directory. The logfile is now written to the current directory if allowed, then to the temp directory if allowed, or skipped if there is no write permissions.
Defect RATLC01331851 CCM22450 PM35459 Schema designer The Eclipse Designer no longer adds the "New", "Add" and "Delete" buttons when the reference list field is a back reference field. Back reference fields are not editable. This change matches the traditional ClearQuest designer.
Defect RATLC01334514 CCM22899 PM39473 Schema designer When a record script that is tied to a button, which is supposed to clear the value in a date_time field, is clicked in ClearQuest Web, the Web Interface still shows the value. The hook uses [SetFieldValue "Your_Date_field",""]. This has been corrected, and the field value is now cleared.
Defect RATLC01334673 CCM22586 PM39699 User Administrator The “View Subscription” dialog of the User Administration tool would not always show all users subscribed, if those users names matched other user names in varying patterns. This has been corrected to show all the subscribed users.
Defect RATLC01335639 CCM23072 PM41360 Web client In multi-line text field, if the first line was blank, the blank line was not stored in the record. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01336874 CCM24553 PM43491 Web client A regression was introduced in 7.1.2.3 where for the ClearQuest ALMRequest record type, the CreateTask pop up does not populate Project field. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01523544 CCM22891 PM36194 Web client A defect was introduced in ClearQuest 7.1.2 where users can not save a new attachment if users upload and then download that attachment before saving. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01814690 CCM24384 PM43959 Report author Using the Report Server for Crystal Reports, when a report uses a query that contains invisible fields, the invisible fields are not returned as part of the result set. This can cause the fields to be returned out of sequence. This can result in formula errors and/or unexpected output. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM23272 Administrator Using Internet Explorer, OSLC Service providers that were added in “Site Administration->Cross-Server Communication” are not listed in “Site Administration->Project Relationship”. They are listed using FireFox. This regression was introduced in ClearQuest 7.1.2.3 and is now corrected.
Defect CCM23306 Administrator The Top level OSLC 2.0 JSON service provider catalog entry was incorrect. The oslc:serviceProvider was incorrect and is now oslc:serviceProviderCatalog.
Defect CCM23913 Administrator OSLC Response should be abbreviated RDF/XML, not Atom, when Accept: application/xml on queries. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01331434 CCM20273 PM35955 Web client If a multi-line text field is only one line in height and only set "Auto Horiz Scroll" in designer, the web client displayed a scroll bar that overwrote the text string. The scroll bar is no longer displayed.
Defect RATLC01332754 PM36654 Web client ClearQuest Web marks an invalid date/time field in yellow and shows a hover window that says "the value is invalid". This warning may be missed, and ClearQuest web will discard this illegal value when saving. This correction replaces the hover window with a pop up dialog to force the user to notice the invalid value.
Defect RATLC01333284 PM37436 Web client When using the Internet Explorer browser, if there are many tabs on a form, and the tab labels contain multi-byte characters, then the alignment of the tab labels may be incorrectly displayed. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01335300 CCM22621 PM40752 Administrator OSLC 2.0 does not update fields in the order specified in XML. Field updates are now performed in the order specified in the XML, so that there is control over field hook execution.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.7, 7.1.2.4, and 8.0.0.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01311321 CCM13628 PM09833 Schema designer A regression was introduced after 7.1.0. In ClearQuest designer 7.1.0, when adding a button, and then navigating to Properties>Button Hooks, the List View Group box is disabled with radio button "Other" selected. However in 7.1.1, when user does the same steps, the List View Group box is disabled with radio button "Add" selected. This has been corrected to be “Other”.
Defect RATLC01321300 CCM14162 PM21394 Schema designer Calling the API function SetFieldRequirednessForCurrentAction with the illegal value _USE_HOOK did not display an error using Windows or Eclipse-based clients. An informative error message is now displayed on all clients.
Defect RATLC01324888 CCM13608 PM25796 Windows client An informative error message is now displayed if licenses cannot be checked out because the license server cannot be reached.
Defect RATLC01331112 CCM20423 PM34457 Administrator New DataDirect database drivers provided various defect corrections.
Defect RATLC01332841 CCM22892 PM36803 Web client Printing a record form that does not have labels for a field results in the printout printing the field labels. This is different for the Eclipse-based ClearQuest client. The web client now matches the Eclipse client and does not print the labels if they are not on the form.
Defect RATLC01333054 CCM24103 PM37014 Schema designer The EPIC editor plug-in used for editing Perl code in the Eclipse-based Designer does not support UTF-8. This caused errors in displaying the pre-log template of hook code for some situations. The Designer now recognizes these cases and displays the record's dbname as the prefix. This does not affect what is actually stored in the database. The only behavioral change is visual.
Defect RATLC01333525 CCM22584 PM37849 Web client The “Title” column label in the Query Presentation for a field now matches the field label. This matches what the ClearQuest Web 7.0.x and what the desktop clients provide. This change impacts the title of any “dotted” fields that are shown in result sets or exported. For example, the title will now be “Owner.Fullname” instead of just “Fullname”.
Defect RATLC01333967 CCM21304 PM38553 Web client ClearQuest 7.1.x web runs modify action unnecessarily on parent record in ClearQuest/ClearCase Base integration when associating records at checkout/checkin. This is different behavior from ClearQuest 7.0.1.x. This has been corrected to the same behavior as 7.0.1.x.
Defect RATLC01334042 CCM22649 PM38716 Web client Time and date are both displayed when behavior is set to read only on ClearQuest Web even though only Date is specified to be displayed. This has been corrected to only display the date.
Defect RATLC01335212 CCM22901 PM40614 Web client Adding an attachment with the same name did not give an error, even though the attachment was not replaced. An error message is now given.
Defect RATLC01335654 CCM22905 PM41384 Web client SQL edited queries show DBID as first column in result set. This was incorrect and no longer appears.
Defect RATLC01336187 CCM24550 PM42413 Web client Consecutive spaces were stripped to one in ClearQuest Web when entering tabs and spaces in notes. This has been corrected to preserve the spacing.
Defect RATLC01336347 CCM23928 PM42699 Web client A regression was introduced in 7.1.1.5 and 7.1.2.2. ClearQuest Web multi-update records no longer could update date-time fields. This has been restored.
Defect RATLC01336737 CCM24548 PM43315 Schema designer Check boxes in the ClearQuest Web were not given a default value when submitting. This could cause errors in hooks relying on these check boxes. This behavior was different from 7.0.1.x web client. The check boxes now have an actual default value as before.
Defect RATLC01531793 CCM9203 PM21036 Web client If a reference field on a form refers to a “dotted” value, for example user.fullname, and the reference record is null, for example user, then the field on the form is invisible. This has been corrected to show a blank value in the field.
Defect RATLC01532051 CCM10613 PM23405 Schema designer Selecting enable for web on a button in the Eclipse-based Designer now correctly persists the setting.
Defect RATLC01813518 CCM22600 PM33634 Administrator The Import tool was not setting the expired-timestamp field. Now it sets the field. This could affect some trend charts.
Defect RATLC02490939 CCM24552 PM43498 Web client Mandatory attachments fields were always showing red, even if the attachment was supplied. This has been corrected.
RFE RATLC01321682 Database administrator ClearQuest now supports Oracle 11g R2.


Available as a separate download

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM14880 Administrator The Crystal Reports Migration tool download has been updated. 4021266


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.1.8

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01340928 CCM29076 Web client Words wrap incorrectly on 7.1.1.7 Web client. This is a regression introduced by RATLC01336187. This has been corrected.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.0.0 (noticed during 8.0.0.1 time frame)

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM27423 Administrator In 8.0, during the installation and deployment of CQWeb, the WAS profile jvm heap min/max size are not set as was done with the 7.1.x release. The reason is that we don't want to automatically change the customer's WAS environment, which is separately deployed. WebSphere Application Server's default heap settings are 50 MB for the initial heap size and 256 MB for the maximum heap size. This is too small for some schemas. This may be changed to larger values such as min/max of 512/1024. 1610500
Defect CCM27426 Administrator IBM HTTP Server fails to start with the error message 'master_main: create child process failed' 1568421


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.0.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01310148 CCM8130 PM08377 All clients, Schema designer 1. When performing the ClearCase integration operations "ExecuteQuery" and "GetRecords", and when exporting or printing date/time fields, the hours and minutes of date/time fields now correctly reflect changes due to daylight savings time.
2. When using the LONG date format, the time zone identifier shown in these operations is the correct abbreviated time zone identifier based on the user's locale, instead the GMT offset value, for example "EST" instead of "GMT-4:00".
3. The web user's time zone ID and time zone offset are now available to hooks using the session variables "_CQ_WEB_TIMEZONE" and "_CQ_WEB_TZOFFSET".
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Defect RATLC01511791 CCM9242 PM21653 Web client,
Eclipse client
It is now possible to filter time stamp fields in the ClearQuest Web and ClearQuest Eclipse clients.
Defect CCM30367 Web client ClearQuest charts are not shown in the Rational Team Concert dashboard when the database vendor is Oracle. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM30503 Administrator Issues installing and using WebSphere Application Server V8, IBM HTTP Server V8 on AIX 7.1 TL 1 1575120


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.8, 7.1.2.5, and 8.0.0.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01320791 CCM8370 PM20749 Eclipse client Export Query Results duplicates rows if list view filter field is included in display fields. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM13394 Schema designer A new API, CqentityDef::GetDbId(), has been added. At this time, there is no documentation for this API.
Defect RATLC01515278 CCM13461 PM25575 Schema designer Fixes a problem in the Eclipse ClearQuest Designer where the schema developer creates a new button on a form, but it does not appear on the record form in the Eclipse client, nor does it work correctly on the Windows client.
Defect RATLC01532750 CCM14984 PM28911 Schema designer,
UNIX client
UNIX or Linux RCP client does not recognize field value as present if field is present multiple times on form. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01518615 CCM15445 PM30005 Eclipse client Incorrect sort order when exporting a query grid in ClearQuest RCP client. This has been corrected such that:
- export from the ClearQuest Navigator by selecting a query and then "Export Records". The sort order defined by QUERY is respected, regardless of the additional sorting that may or may not have been performed on the query result view (QRV).
- export from the QRV then the sort order set within the QRV is respected.
Defect RATLC01260051 CCM15783 PK69012 Eclipse client If a group box form control is drawn around the reference list, but the group box did not include the three related buttons, then the Eclipse client did not draw the three buttons. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01333106 CCM22404 PM37177 Schema designer Behavior change for choice list hook in Rational ClearQuest Web 7.1. 1509026
Defect RATLC01331998 CCM22897 PM35666 Web client,
Schema designer
ClearQuest Web post v7.1 shows all fields on the form, regardless of where the border for that form is bounded in the designer. Schema developers sometimes will “hide” a control outside of the bounds of the form, but place a button for that control inside the form. ClearQuest Web has been corrected to also hide controls that are outside the bounds of the form.
Defect RATLC01332779 CCM24105 PM36693 Schema designer Static text property sheet of field labels are not accessible using the Eclipse Designer. This capability was added to the Eclipse designer.
Defect CCM26874 All clients In a query result set, DATETIME fields whose value is midnight show the time (for example 00:00:00 AM) on ClearQuest Web. This is different from the Windows client or Eclipse client. The web behavior is the desired behavior and remains unchanged. The Windows and Eclipse clients were not changed either.
Defect RATLC01338983 CCM27117 Rational Team Concert web client Existing ClearQuest Widgets/Viewlets failing to load intermittently after migration from Rational Team Concert 2.0.0.2 iFix06 to Rational Team Concert 3.0.1. This is a defect in Rational Team Concert 3.0.1 and is corrected in Rational Team Concert 3.0.1.1. Jazz.net 178122
Defect RATLC01629674 CCM27618 PM48749 Administrator,
Web client
ClearQuest Web Welcome page in Japanese is corrupted. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01338506 CCM27783 PM46057 Web client,
Schema designer
Time data in the ClearQuest Web DATETIME fields is now saved in the same format as the time data in the ClearQuest for Windows and the ClearQuest Client applications. 1572056
Defect RATLC01340248 CCM28221 PM49180 Web client,
Schema designer
When the user submits or modifies a record where read-only check box fields have no default values, they will get a cannot be modified error. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM29387 Web client An issue was corrected where folder contents could be lost after a specific set of actions occurred.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.5 and 8.0.0.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM24411 CCM29274 Web client Special characters like '<', '>', '&', '"' are not correctly shown in the query name of left tree and query resultset tab. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01510665 CCM13348 RATLC01338345 CCM26513 PM20247 PM45714 Web client If a multi-line field contained more than 32,768 characters and an Export to an Excel File feature was used, the resulting file was corrupted. This has been corrected to give an error message and not generate the file.
Defect RATLC01334099 CCM20074 PM38781 OSLC client A headline containing character '>' in ClearQuest is incorrectly displayed in Rational Team Concert relatedChangeRequest link. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01338706 CCM24114 PM46351 Web client ClearQuest Web now returns “Application Error” instead of “Internal Error” when the user inputs invalid data under certain conditions. These errors were not inconsistencies in ClearQuest.
Defect RATLC01338711 CCM24848 PM46354 Web client The ClearQuest Web main application can no longer be put into an I-Frame. This capability works with more recent browsers, IE8+ and FF3.6.9+
Defect RATLC01338709 CCM24850 PM46353 Administrator ClearQuest now functions when the ClearQuest web cookie has HTTPOnly attribute set. 1587440
Defect RATLC02491555 CCM26279 PM44205 Web client Clicking 'Log out' in ClearQuest Web now checks and warns if records have been updated but not saved.
Defect RATLC01337999 CCM26700 PM45184 Web client Email of bookmark links created in 7.0.1 no longer work in ClearQuest web post v7.1. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01329567 CCM26841 PM32079 Schema designer ClearQuest Eclipse designer has no undo for Same Size, Center in Container and Space Evenly actions. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC02569269 CCM26920 PM45891 Schema designer,
Web client
In ClearQuest Web, the Pre- and Post-Action hooks attached to a button action, such as delete, in a list view do not fire if the right mouse click context pop-up menu is used instead of the button. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01629608 CCM27394 Web client The Full Text Search radio button is now disabled in the Search dialog box when adding "users" in a Parent/Child control. FTS does not search the User profile table.
Defect RATLC01629640 CCM27711 PM47952 Administrator ClearQuest OSLC now supports OAuth 1.0a specification. A warning message will be displayed if an Oauth 1.0 connection is used.
Defect RATLC01340546 CCM28737 PM49811 Web client,
Schema designer
An error occurs and the text box disappears when the behavior of a text box form element changes from OPTIONAL to READONLY as part of a hook and if the textbox has "Auto Horz Scroll" enabled. This was a regression caused by a fix in 7.1.2.4. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01341704 CCM29375 PM51955 Web client An error occurs while trying to Modify a record with a READ_ONLY multi-line field that has “Auto Horiz Scroll" option. This was a regression caused by a fix in 7.1.2.4. This has been corrected


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.0 and 8.0.0.0 (noticed in the 7.1.2.6 and 8.0.0.2 time frame)

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM29474 Administrator,
Web client
A security configuration warning info pops up when creating doors requirement in the ClearQuest record using Internet Explorer. A technote has been published explaining how to configure IE security settings. 1574109


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.4 and 8.0.0.0 (noticed in the 7.1.2.6 and 8.0.0.2 time frame)

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM30980 Administrator How do I configure OSLC server friends and project links for use by all nodes in a load balanced ClearQuest Web environment? 1579499


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.0.0 (noticed in the 8.0.0.2 time frame)

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM30408 Administrator After modifying IBM Rational ClearQuest 8.0 to remove all web features from a new profile, the profile cqwebprofile is not removed from the system. This can affect the upgrade procedure from 8.0 to a later release. 1574311
Defect CCM31744 Schema designer The SetRestrictedUser( ) API call is deprecated and removed from the documentation. This API did not function as documented and is not supported.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.9 and 7.1.2.6

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM31117 Administrator After upgrading to IBM HTTP Server Fixpack 6.1.0.41 or later, SSL connection requests from the IBM HTTP Server to a Rational product web server fail because the IBM HTTP Server cannot access the required version of the Global Security Kit (GSKit). 1578350


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.9, 7.1.2.6, and 8.0.0.0

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM26508 CCM32925 CCM32925 Administrator, Restricted Web client user RATLC01320313 introduced a regression starting with ClearQuest v7.1.1.4 and ClearQuest v7.1.2.1. Restricted users were no longer able to view records in result sets. This regression has been corrected in ClearQuest v7.1.1.9 and ClearQuest v7.1.2.6. It was previously corrected in ClearQuest v8.0.0.0


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.1.9, 7.1.2.6, and 8.0.0.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01347390 CCM30277 PM63711 Administrator A security bulletin was issued and the vulnerability was corrected. 1591705
Defect CCM30598 Administrator A security bulletin was issued and the vulnerability was corrected. 1594717


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.6 and 8.0.0.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01332754 CCM20274 PM36654 Web client If an invalid value was given for a Date/Time field on a ClearQuest web record form, it was possible to save the record if the Warning message was ignored. The invalid field was replaced by ClearQuest with a blank value, which can be considered to be valid. This was incorrect. Now, for a Date/Time field, if an invalid value is entered, a pop-up warning is given, the field label on the form is prefixed with an asterisk '*” and colored red, and the value is marked as invalid. The user must input a valid value in order to save the record.
Defect RATLC01338706 CCM24113 CCM31386 PM46351 OSLC programmer ClearQuest now returns Application Error instead of Internal Error when invalid REST commands are sent to CM Server. This is more correct.
Defect RATLC01338124 CCM26342 Administrator ClearQuest help system was not honoring proxy settings. This has been corrected.
Defect RATLC02493791 CCM28835 PM46871 Schema designer Attachments failed to upload for ClearQuest Web users, if the security context reference was set in an action validation hook. This has been corrected.
RFE CCM30312 Administrator A security enhancement feature was added to prevent cross-frame scripting attacks. Some OSLC integrations may not work correctly until this feature is configured properly. 1588252
Defect RATLC02499800 CCM30613 PM55346 Administrator Fixes a problem where the ClearQuest Web server may experience stability issues, reporting out-of-memory errors, when the OSLC integration is enabled.
Defect CCM31563 OSLC programmer Outputting invalid RDF statements for OSLC v2 requests with reference list fields. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM31796 Web client ClearQuest Web's "New REST URI" wizard does not warn users that they have to encode their data input when they contain reserved URI characters. The wizard has been enhanced.
RFE CCM32601 Administrator Special Configuration Settings are needed to allow IBM Rational Doors and Rational Systems Architect (RSA) to integrate with ClearQuest Web using OSLC. These integrations, which were working before upgrading to this version, will be broken until the configuration steps outlined in technote 1588252 are performed. 4032095
1588252


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.0.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01324352 CCM13948 PM25168 Schema designer Field validation hooks are executed multiple times when adding an item to a reference list in ClearQuest Web. Validations were proportional to the number of items in the list. This has been corrected so that validation hooks are called two times, no matter how many items are in the list.
Defect CCM28688 OSLC programmer When using OSLC API, entering a wrong username/password during POST when pre-filling attributes in Submit record form in CQ does not return error code HTTP_STATUS_DENIED(401). This has been corrected.
Defect CCM30690 Administrator Upgrading ClearQuest Full-Text Search from ClearQuest 8.0.0.1 to 8.0.0.2 will stop ClearQuest Web Full-Text Search from working. Follow the technote instructions. 1587173
Defect CCM31481 OSLC programmer oslc.select parameter is not applied to results of stored ClearQuest queries. This is not specification compliant and has been corrected.
Defect CCM32033 Administrator Web Help for ClearQuest Web 8.0.0.2 using Remote (default) on WAS8 is not showing the server/help/remote/remotehelp.jsp correctly. Click Restore Default to configure the location of the remote help server.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.2.7

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01346951 CCM34460 PM62762 Administrator Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2169) 1607783
Defect RATLC01346864 CCM34370 PM62602 Administrator ClearQuest date and time values appear skewed after applying Microsoft patch KB2633952 or KB2570791 on Windows 7 or Windows 2008 Server. This has been corrected. 1593316


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.7 and 8.0.0.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01346360 CCM33510 PM61741 Administrator Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Help System cross-site scripting (CVE-2012-2161) 1605840
Defect RATLC02504846 CCM23996 PM61822 Administrator Security Bulletin: Information Disclosure ClearQuest Web stack traces (CVE-2012-2168) 1606319
Defect RATLC01346939 CCM33570 PM62735 Administrator Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Web parameter tampering to elevated privileges (CVE-2012-2164) 1606318
Defect RATLC01346358 CCM33574 PM61737 Administrator Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Help System Open Redirect (CVE-2012-2159) 1605839
Defect RATLC01346323 CCM33779 PM61670 Administrator Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2205) 1605838
Defect RATLC01346944 CCM33987 CCM33957 PM62740 Administrator,
All clients
Security Bulletin: Encrypted passwords field available in result set of User record type (CVE-2012-2165 ) 1606385
Defect CCM33569 Administrator Security Bulletin: Information Disclosure: ClearQuest Web leftover scripts (CVE-2012-0744) 1606317
Defect RATLC01343580 CCM31286 PM55494 OSLC programmer The ClearQuest OSLC server attempted to optimize OSLC PUT full updates by only processing OSLC parameters that had changed. However, for some schemas with hooks, these parameters are needed by the hooks to perform their work. All parameters are now passed to the ClearQuest core layer. These calls now may take longer. This corrects the reported defect of OSCL updates to dependent lists failing.
RFE CCM32120 Reporting administrator, Administrator How do I configure the ClearQuest Report Server for Crystal Reports to protect against cross-frame scripting attacks? 1590691
Defect RATLC01345686 CCM32334 PM60154 Schema designer,
All clients
Creating/updating data in a CONSTANT_LIST via OSLC, any CQ client, or API allows "invalid" capitalization to be entered. A CONSTANT_LIST is one where the “limit to list” is configured and makes it a closed list. This has been corrected to only allow the same capitalization as the specified list entries. This can be overridden by schema hook code if needed. For non-”limit to list” cases, ClearQuest does not make any validation, and as before, it is the validation hooks job to decide if an entry is correct or not.
Defect CCM33121 Administrator The IBM JRE is updated to Java6 SR10-FP1 for CQ v8.0.0.3, and Java5 SR13-FP1 for CQ v7.1.2.7.
Defect CCM33518 Web client,
Administrator
Some parts of ClearQuest web client were not respecting the "Disable Persistent Cookies" setting. These have been corrected.
Defect RATLC01538509 CCM33695 PM61278 Web client, Administrator The Dbset name used in REST URIs and shortcuts is case-sensitive post CQ7.1 web. This was not the case in ClearQuest 7.0.x web client. This has been corrected and dbset names in REST URIs are now case insensitive.
Defect RATLC01347169 CCM33864 PM63174 Export tool A regression was introduced where multi-line text fields that are exported are placed in the final columns of the export file, rather than where they were desired. This has been corrected to restore outputting them in the correct column.
Defect CCM34180 OSLC programmer Invalid RDF returned when fetching referenced records. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM34201 OSLC programmer Missing requested nested properties in OSLC responses.
Defect CCM34443 Schema administrator Upgrading the ClearQuest ALMWork package from version 1.1 to version 1.3 fails. This was corrected.
Defect RATLC01347065 CCM35146 PM62993 Administrator File descriptor limitation and work around for Rational ClearQuest Web running on Solaris 10 or later. 1597717


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.0.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01329618 RATLC01329578 RATLC01331788 RATLC01343193 RATLC01343988 RATLC02495336 RATLC01815166 RATLC01346782 RATLC01323908 RATLC01437183 PM32161 PM32086 PM35363 PM54784 PM56274 PM49159 PM48143 PM62441 PM24688 PM19201 Schema designer A variety of issues were corrected with the Eclipse based ClearQuest Designer.
Defect RATLC01518742 CCM22883 PM30197 Reporting author,
API programmer
Renaming a query in the ClearQuest Web client caused the query id to change. This has been corrected so that the id does not change. Changing the id caused reports that used that id to fail. This has been corrected.
Defect RFE RATLC01336144 CCM23996 CCM31539 PM42327 Administrator A migration path is available to use the ClearQuest EmailPlus 2.1 package with the new Email Relay component. This combination can provide many benefits including increased platform support. Please read the Knowledge Center documentation on the EmailPlus package and the Email Relay component. One capability that is addressed with this solution is ClearQuest's lack of support for Outlook 2010. This solution can be configured to work with the Microsoft Exchange mail server which provides the desired capabilities. 1598907
RFE Administrator ClearQuest ALMWork 1.3, Attachments 2.1, and EmailPlus 2.1 are included as part of the ClearQuest installation 1598907
Defect RATLC01815477 CCM29415 PM51484 Public Folder Administrator Renaming a folder using the ClearQuest Web client removed folder permissions. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM31406 Administrator Starting in the version 4.0 products for the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), administrators can change the public URI of a Jazz Team Server or a Rational solution for CLM application after deployment by using the server rename operation. ServerRename
RFE RATLC02499390 CCM32768 PM54995 Schema designer,
Administrator
When creating a link from an OSLC application, like RTC, RQM, or DOORS, to a ClearQuest record, the ClearQuest record selection dialog allows picking all record types in ClearQuest, even those that are not enabled with the OSLCLinks package. A configuration option has been added which can be set so that only OSLC-enabled record types are allowed to be selected. 1599386
Defect RATLC01343952 CCM32988 PM56210 Schema designer The extended option “Multiline” being unchecked for a multi-line field on a record form did not keep all text to one line as the documentation stated. If the entered text also entered a new line, then the form would display across multiple lines. This is unlike the 7.0.1 ClearQuest web client. Form controls that were designed to be one character high and had the auto-scroll feature turned on could not see the extra lines if a new line was entered. This has been corrected for this use case, and the 7.0.1 behavior restored.
Defect RATLC02503356 CCM33116 PM59784 Web client A performance regression was introduced in ClearQuest v8.0 due to an upgrade in the Dojo component. Displaying a record where reference lists contains large numbers of entries caused slow performance based on the number of entries. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM35265 CCM33444 CLM user There were several issues where showing ClearQuest v8.0.0.x displays in CLM OSLC integrations did not display correctly with IE9 browser. These have been corrected.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.8 and 8.0.0.4

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE RATLC01539863 CCM32741
RFE24528
Web client For an unsupported browser like Chrome, the "Unsupported Browser" pop up is removed and is placed in the banner instead.
Defect RATLC01330261 CCM36139 PM33122 Administrator ClearQuest Full Text Search crawler now releases the license as soon as extraction is done and regains the license the next time the extraction starts.
Defect RATLC01321751 CCM36466 PM23354 Administrator ClearQuest AdminSessions no longer consume a license. Formerly, depending on the deployment configuration and API being used, the AdminSession object may or may not have consumed a license. In particular, ClearCase/ClearQuest UCM integration users intermittently see more license usage than expected. It can be as many as one extra license checked out per user. The extra license check outs were caused by ClearQuest admin sessions consuming licenses when they should not have been. This has been fixed for all ClearQuest clients.
Defect CCM36441 Administrator Security Bulletin: IBM Rational ClearQuest security vulnerability fixes for CVE-2012-2203. 1612036


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.4

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE RATLC01340690 CCM10229 RFE14003 OSLC administrator,
Web client
ClearQuest is now an OSLC 2.0 consumer, in addition to its existing support for OSLC 2.0 provider. ClearQuest can consume OSLC 2.0 service discovery formats and delegated web user interfaces. You can add links from ClearQuest Web to resources in any OSLC 2.0 provider. 1610843
Defect RATLC00434074 CCM34603 CCM33137 PM62929 OSLC programmer ClearQuest OSLC API now allows initially read-only fields to be modified if they become editable through a hook while applying the data parameters to other fields. See the technote on how to specify the order of applying field updates. A warning is returned when attempting to modify a read-only field that remains read-only. System owned read-only fields do not return a warning if written to, and the attempted modifications are simply ignored.
1507620
Defect RATLC02502896 CMM34056 PM59071 Schema designer,
Web client
In the ClearQuest Web client, list view is sorted by first column all the time, as in other clients.
Defect CCM36539 Schema designer Fields with choice list definitions that include the 'Limit to list' option are now case sensitive. 1600722
Defect RATLC02507827 CCM37906 PM70791 Web client Type ahead on ClearQuest Web 8.0.0.x does not work when adding query field names. Typing a letter does not highlight the field names that start with that letter. It still stays on the first one. This is not a problem with ClearQuest Web 7.1.2.x. ClearQuest Web 8.0.0.4 type ahead for query field names now works correctly. This makes it consistent with ClearQuest Web 7.1.2.x.
RFE CCM36418 OSLC administrator,
Web client
ClearQuest supports pre-filling of some OSLC properties when creating new linked resources.
1609184


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.9 and 8.0.0.5

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM38567 Administrator Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Phishing Through Frames Vulnerability (CVE-2012-4839) 1620342
Defect RATLC01541225 CCM38886 PM72905 Administrator Security Bulletin: ClearQuest SQL Error Message Attack Vulnerability (CVE-2012-5765) 1620048
RFE CCM35301 CCM38892 Web client ClearQuest now supports Internet Explorer 10 with limitations. 1615051
Defect CCM30170 Web client If HTTPOnly is enabled on WAS, then links to records on the same server but different database will cause original tab to stop working. This issue is now fixed.
Defect RATLC01630137 CCM33534 PM60748 Web client By default, after deploying ClearQuest Web on an IBM WebSphere Application Server, the JSESSIONID cookie path is set to the domain root /. If there are other web applications running on WebSphere Application Server that set the JSESSIONID cookie path to /, this creates a JSESSIONID conflict, which causes ClearQuest Web functions to fail.

The ClearQuest Web session id name now is no longer hard coded to use JSESSIONID. If there's a JESSIONID conflict, the ClearQuest Web session id can now be renamed. This technote explains an alternate workaround: 1595387
Defect RATLC01347246 CCM34817 PM63389 All clients Logon performance has been improved. The performance improvement is proportional to how many ClearQuest database connections are in use. The database connection information is now cached in memory to improve ClearQuest logon performance.
Defect RATLC02508915 CCM39555 PM74838 Web client Date field values are not displayed in a query result set if the ClearQuest Web server is on certain non-English operating systems such as German or French. This is a regression relating to fixing APAR PM51128 in version 8.0.0.4 and 7.1.2.8.
ClearQuest Web date field values now display in query result sets on all locales
Defect RATLC01540676 CCM38126 PM71175 Administrator When a ClearQuest Web CQRPC process reaches the 'Recycle Server Lifetime Limit', it is marked for termination by the CM Server. If the CQRPC process fails to exit, it will appear as hung in the process list and will run indefinitely if not terminated manually. Processes like that can and should be terminated to prevent them from consuming unnecessary resources such as CPU or Memory.

A fix has been made to use a PERL script in 8.0.0.5 and 7.1.2.9, called cqrpccleanup.pl, to address this issue. This script is run automatically by the CM Server periodically based on an MBean value cqrpcAbandonedProcessCleanupInterval.
The script checks the PIDs of the cqprc processes that are running in CM Server and that are running on the machine itself. It terminates the processes that are not in the CM Server list and that have been up for at least 5 minutes.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.2.9

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE RATLC01541641 CCM39722 PM74119 Administrator,
Web client
The IBM JRE that is shipped with ClearQuest was updated to Java5 SR14.
Defect RATLC02502896 CCM40603 CMM34056 PM59071 Schema designer,
Web client
In the ClearQuest Web client, list view is now sorted by first column all the time, as in other clients. This change was previously delivered for version 8.0.0.4 via APAR PM59071.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.0.5

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM38708 Administrator The IBM JRE that is shipped with ClearQuest was updated to Java6 SR11.
RFE CCM25168 Web client Support was added for deleting OSLC 2.0 links. Previously, deletion of only 'Related Change Request', 'Tested By Test Case', and 'Implements Requirement' link types were supported. Other link types may be supplied when using the integrating OSLC applications, such as IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters http://www.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/ratlia/.
Support for adding these new link types from ClearQuest is not provided.
RFE CCM36809 CCM39782 Full-text search administrator,
Web client
Rational ClearQuest now supports Solr 3.6.1 in full text search. There are new features that are available in this version. For more information about Solr, go to http://lucene.apache.org/solr/.
Defect CCM36177 Full-text search administrator Prior to Rational ClearQuest 8.0.0.5, the FTSA tool failed to run in these scenarios: 1. During ClearQuest installation, if ClearQuest were installed in the non-default ClearQuest Web profile of cqwebprofile, the ClearQuest FTSA tool failed because it did not know how to find the location of WebSphere. 2. If only the "Full Text" component were installed (not ClearQuest Web), the ClearQuest FTSA tool failed because it did not know how to find the location of WebSphere. These issues have been resolved.
Defect RATLC02507771 CCM37870 PM70667 Web client When installing ClearQuest Web 8.0.0.x, the WAS JVM heap settings are set to a default 256 MB. This value is often too low to run ClearQuest Web. JVM setting should be increased to improve performance and prevent stability issues such as out-of-memory errors. For instructions on how to increase the JVM setting, either see technote 1610500 or the ClearQuest Knowledge Center topic Increasing the JVM setting to optimize ClearQuest Web server performance. 1610500
Defect CCM39921 Invalid XML in request body of an OSLC PUT results in a "success" message instead of an error. This may lead to some fields being randomly overwritten. This issue has been fixed in ClearQuest 8.0.0.5.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 7.1.2.10

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01544100 CCM41830 PM79892 Web client ClearQuest Web 7.1.2.x date field values are not displayed in a query result sets if your CQ Web server is on a Chinese or Korean locale. ClearQuest Web 7.1.2.x date field values now display correctly in query result sets for Chinese and Korean locales.
RFE CCM41613 Administrator Upgraded the IBM JRE to Java5 SR15


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.10 and 8.0.0.6

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC02509637 CCM40585 PM77153 Administrator Security Bulletin: ClearQuest Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability (CVE-2012-5757) 1619993
Defect RATLC02510236 CCM41505 PM79080 Schema designer,
Web client
In ClearQuest Web, if your schema has the same field repeated on more than 1 tab, changing it's value does not update on all tabs until the record is saved/refreshed.  As example:  if you have the same date/time field "DUE DATE" on multiple tabs, and you change it on one tab, after you go to the other tab, "DUE DATE" will still have the old value. ClearQuest Web now immediately changes the field value on all the tabs where it appears.
Defect RATLC01347533 CCM38703 PM64043 OSLC programmer ClearQuest Web is not parsing some characters (for example, Vertical Tab-VT) into valid XML when using OSLC to pull information. ClearQuest Web now parses these characters into valid XML.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.0.6

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect RATLC01510717 CCM13641 PM20327 Schema designer,
All clients
When adding an entity to a reference list using a record script with the "Other" button, ClearQuest did not automatically validate the contents of the reference list.  Validation only occurred when saving the record. As a result, if the reference list is mandatory, the ClearQuest clients may continue to mark the reference list label as red even though it has a value, or the record may not be able to be saved because the Apply button is not activated.
ClearQuest now recognizes there is a new entry in the reference list and validates immediately after the change in the reference list. It is possible that the new validation may now mark some items invalid that were not checked before.
RFE CCM29822 Administrator,
All clients
Added support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Defect RATLC01540224 CCM38558 PM69842 Web client When a "Load from template" template is saved, a confirming dialog has been added. Users could not tell before if the save had actually happened and was successful.
RFE CCM40271 Web client Support was added for adding OSLC 2.0 links. Previously, adding of only 'Related Change Request', 'Tested By Test Case', and 'Implements Requirement' link types were supported. Other link types may be supplied when using the integrating OSLC applications, such as IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters http://www.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/ratlia/.
Support for deleting these new link types from ClearQuest was previously provided in 8.0.0.5, see CCM25168 in the tables above.
Defect CCM40577 Web Client user The Ctrl key could not be used to select multiple fields in the Filters panel or the Query presentation panel of the Query editor. This was a regression introduced in 8.0.0.5. It has been corrected.
Defect RATLC01544479 CCM42236 PM80764 Administrator,
Web client
The ClearQuest Full-Text Search Batch and Update mode record extractor fails to handle certain characters.  Here's an example of the error: " javax.xml.stream.XMLStreamException: Character reference "&#2;" is an invalid XML character."  You will also run into this same error if you try to upgrade an existing deployment from Solr 1.2.0 to 3.6.1 using the full-text search administrator command "--upgrade_solr_app".  NOTE - This is only a problem with CQ FTS 8.0.0.5. The ClearQuest Full-Text Search record-extraction component was fixed to handle these characters.
Defect CCM42977 Administrator Upgrading from Solr 1.2.0 to 3.6.1 using the --upgrade_solr_app FTSA command-line option might fail to reindex properly if errors occurred during upgrading. This has been corrected.
Also, a technote was published to correct 8.0.0.5 Knowledge Center content 1626086.
RFE CCM41613 Administrator Upgraded the IBM JRE to Java6 SR12.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.11, 8.0.0.7, and 8.0.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM12365 Adminstrator,
OSLC programmers
The OSLC API did not respect the Restricted Mode settings of the CQ Web Server. Since OSLC is a web-enabled API, it should restrict access and not grant access to restricted users using the OSLC API. Since the OSLC specification does not support all the capabilities of the CQ Web Restricted Mode of operation, CQ OSLC API now does not allow a restricted user to log into CQ. Otherwise, the restricted user using CQ OSLC PI would consume a CQ license and have full access to all CQ Web capabilities for that user.
Defect CCM32976 RATLC02497333 PM51842 Web client When a ClearQuest Web user selects the Print icon, a blank white screen was shown instead of the print preview, if the record has some field values with invalid XML characters (like the arrow character). Some word processor use the ASCII control characters to represent these special characters. Pasting text from the word processor document into a CQ text field preserves the ASCII value of these special characters, but XML processing declares these to be illegal XML characters. This has been corrected so that the invalid XML characters are replaced by spaces. The print will now display the text without these special characters.
Defect CCM37127 CCM42959 CCM42235 RATLC01544483 PM80778 Administrator ClearQuest licenses in a web enabled environment are generally consumed by a unique combination of userid + hostid + dbset. In the CQ Web load balanced environment, the addition of more than one potential host (server) can cause more than one license to be checked out for a given user.The ClearQuest license code has been changed to disregard the host and dbset in which the user is performing a login in a web enabled situation. This forces the license server to reserve only one license for a given user id - regardless of the host and or dbset. This change may be noticed in how many licenses are being consumed (fewer than before).
Defect CCM44683 RATLC01546996 PM86523 Administrator,
Web client
When clicking on a URL to enter ClearQuest Web, or if entering ClearQuest Web through an additional web-browser tab, users may experience an "Error 500 java.lang.NullPointerException". If the web user is already logged in, the URLs work as they should. NOTE - this is a regression introduced in ClearQuest Web 7.1.2.10 and 8.0.0.6. The ClearQuest Web URLs now work as they did prior to 7.1.2.10 and 8.0.0.6 even if the web user is not logged in.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.7 and 8.0.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM26973 PM44971 Eclipse client Users can now use "BLANK" to clear out reference_list fields when the Replace value option is selected on the ClearQuest Eclipse Client (RCP) Import tool. Technote 1121020 has been updated with this new information. 1121020
Defect CCM38401 RATLC01540855 PM71739 Web client A regression was introduced in 8.0.0.3 where when using the GSU_CQXE_SubmitRecord function to pop-up a form, ClearQuest Web can not handle more than one reference value in a reference list field. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM43407 RATLC01545791 PM83701 Administrator ClearQuest Web can now be configured via a CQ Web site configuration option to prevent caching headers which might store local copies of sensitive data.
Defect CCM42150 RATLC02664357 PM80631 Web client When you have a ClearQuest text field containing "mailto:<some email address>" on the ClearQuest Windows client, you can start a mail client by clicking the text, and the to address gets filled with <some email address>. This was not working in the ClearQuest Web client.The mailto function in text fields now works the same way on the ClearQuest Web client as on the ClearQuest Windows client.
Defect CCM45295 RATLC01547678 PM88253 Administrator,
All Client Users
When using ClearQuest EmailRelay in SMTP Relay and PostOffice modes, e-mails are not sent if more than one user is on the TO, CC or BCC list. This has been corrected.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM3375 RATLC01229146 RATLC01218414 RFE1427 Administrator,
Web client
The multirecord update feature of the CQ Web client is enhanced and the user interface is redesigned. The previous multirecord update user interface is replaced with a new record-and-playback style of updating multiple records. Modifying multiple records using multirecord update
RFE CCM6972 RATLC01286453 RFE2834 Administrator,
All clients
A HIDE_ACTIONS schema property is added. If enabled, actions that users do not have permission to perform are not shown in the action selection menu. Hiding actions that a user cannot perform
RFE CCM23435 RFE4021 RFE2211 RFE3338 Web client The tab label of a record or query displays in red font with a preceding asterisk when you have in-progress modifications that are not saved. What's New?
RFE RATLC01305700 RATLC01306594 RATLC01311710 RATLC01418801 RATLC01196082 RFE4258 RFE4351 RFE5054 RFE4455 RFE4023 Web client The RFEs listed in the APAR or RFE ID column implement warning dialog messages when you attempt to navigate away from a page with work that is not saved. Examples are logging out and navigating backwards beyond the ClearQuest web page, What's New?
RFE CCM36695 RATLC01306114 RFE4273 Administrator,
Web client
There are now two Save buttons on a record form in the ClearQuest web client: Save and Close and Save. Clicking Close and Save submits the record changes and closes the record form. Clicking Save submits the record changes, refreshes the record form, and leaves the record form displayed. The site preferences CloseRecordAfterSave and CloseChildRecordAfterSave have been removed.
RFE CCM34806 Administrator ClearQuest now supports SQL Server 2012. System Requirements
RFE CCM37094 Web client CQ Web client now uses Dojo V1.8 instead of V1.5 as its user interface library. You might notice small behavioral changes and improvements.
RFE CCM41341 Administrator Support for Solaris 11.1 is added. System Requirements
RFE Administrator ClearQuest now uses Perl Version 15.6.1. This new version might require changes to Perl hooks. Technote 1639543 describes issues that were noticed during testing. 1639543
RFE CCM42960 Administrator Support for DB2 10 is added. System Requirements
RFE CCM43613 Administrator,
Eclipse client
The version of Eclipse that is used for the Eclipsed-based ClearQuest Client and the Eclipse-based ClearQuest Designer is upgraded to V4.2.2. You might notice differences from the previous Eclipse version.
RFE Administrator,
All clients
The Microsoft Project Tracker integration is deprecated. The integration with Rational Team Concert gives enhanced, real-time project tracking for Rational Team Concert users. Deprecations
RFE CCM45153 Administrator There are new separators in the display output format from the lmutil tool for displaying license usage information. lmutil


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.12 and 8.0.0.8 and 8.0.1.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM45891 RATLC02513725 RATLC02513284 CCM45903 PM90053 Administrator Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest Web Client with potential for JSON Hijacking Attack (CVE-2013-3041) 1648086
Defect CCM45301 RATLC02722230 PM88185 Administrator Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest Web Client with potential for Cross-Site Request Forgery (CVE-2013-0598) 1648665
Defect Administrator Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest with potential for TLS Attack (CVE-2013-0169) 1648667


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.12

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM43482 Administrator The IBM JRE shipped with ClearQuest was updated to Java5 SR16


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.8 and 8.0.1.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM43482 Administrator The IBM JRE shipped with ClearQuest was updated to Java6 SR13
Defect CCM38867 RATLC01541323 PM73122 Eclipse Client User, Administrator In ClearQuest Eclipse, importing values separated by a single LF (Line Feed) character into a multi-line string field results in a CR (Carriage Return) being added before the LF in all values except for the last one. This is typically the case when a multi-line string field which has a constant-list for its Choice List gets exported and imported again. This has been changed. The ClearQuest Eclipse import no longer results in a CR (Carriage Return) being added before the LF (Line Feed) in all values except for the last one.
Defect CCM46309 RATLC01548643 PM90807 Web Client User When using the count aggregate function to display fields in a query, the records are not grouped in the result set in the ClearQuest Web client. ClearQuest Web records can be now be grouped in a result set by using the count aggregate function.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.1.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM31867 RATLC00706485 RATLC01015510 RATLC01044107 RATLC01223794 RFE497 RFE3652 Administrator, Any Client User Feature Level 8 with Metaschema 23 is available. This provides increased field lengths for some built-in fields. Client version checking and logon hooks are also provided. 1632013 1631720 1634465
Defect CCM28386 RATLC01340065 PM48834 Administrator The ClearQuest Web server is updated to fully support OSLC integrations in a load-balanced deployment. See the ClearQuest Knowledge Center for information about configuring load-balanced ClearQuest Web systems to support OSLC integrations. 1633696
RFE CCM46313 CCM43720 RATLC01545686 Administrator, Any Client User Additional French translations have been added for ClearQuest. If the ClearQuest business logic, a.k.a ClearQuest core, is running on a host machine with a French locale, ClearQuest core error messages will now be shown in French instead of English. Similarly, the terms "Public Queries" and "Personal Queries" in the folder navigation workspace of the clients will also now show in French. This provides a better French translation experience for the ClearQuest Web Client and the ClearQuest Client (Eclipse-based). It introduces a mixed translation experience for the ClearQuest for Windows Client users. 1649611
RFE CCM36606 Administrator Technote published: IBM Rational ClearQuest's support for NIST SP 800-131A guideline 1649580
RFE CCM36606 Administrator ClearQuest LDAP authentication adds support for using the TLS1.1 and TLS1.2 protocol to an LDAP server. TLS1.1 or TLS1.2 may be required to support the NIST SP800-131a standard. 1646724
Defect CCM24017 Administrator A defect was corrected in the visibility of some back references when using Security Context in some queries.
Defect CCM33240 RATLC01815360 PM50106 Administrator If a ClearQuest child record has a reference field to a stateful parent record, queries run against the child record type will return the incorrect result set if the parent reference.state (dot State) is set as a displayed field. Child records whose parent reference field are null are not displayed in the query result set. ClearQuest child records that do not have parent reference field will now display in the result set. In order to receive this fix, users must upgrade their ClearQuest Databases to Feature Level 8.
Defect CCM44854 RATLC01547004 PM86562 Web Client User ClearQuest Web on Internet Explorer may take a long time to display a workspace folder if there are many folders and queries in it. Opening ClearQuest Web workspace folders now takes about as long using Internet Explorer as FireFox.
Defect CCM47016 RATLC01550089 CCM47091 CCM46997 CCM47111 RATLC01550083 CCM 47113 RATLC01550086 CCM47115 RATLC01550088 CCM47615 RATLC01550092 CCM47616 RATLC01550090 CCM47617 RATLC01550087 PM94777 PM94769 PM94772 PM94776 PM94780 PM94778 PM94775 Web Client User The ClearQuest Web client has several web accessibility defects corrected. The web client accessibility is improved, but not fully accessible.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.12+testfix, 8.0.0.9, and 8.0.1.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM48430 PM97698 Administrator Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Rational ClearQuest Web Client with potential for Information Disclosure (CVE-2013-5422) 1660036


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.9 and 8.0.1.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM48176 Schema Designer EmailPlus 2.2 package is released. What's new
Defect CCM48242 Schema Designer Attachment2.2 package is released. What's new
RFE CCM48281 Administrator Added support for WAS 8.0.0.7
RFE CCM48847 CCM47854 BIRT Report designers BIRT parameterized credentials are no longer required for passing user credentials at run time 1654612
Defect CCM48215 Administrator Guidance published on securing FTP directories when using Attachments 2.x package 1652492
Defect CCM48243 PM97154 PM83616 PM97153 Administrator The EmailRelay component includes multiple fixes for several APARs 1650979
Defect CCM36144 RATLC01550487 PM41637 All Client Users Searching on special characters when the Oracle database is enabled for case insensitive characters can now be configured. 1654457
Defect CCM46866 Administrator ClearQuest has moved the cquid parameter in URL GET requests to be content of the request using a POST. It is possible that automated tests could be sensitive to this change. Security scanning tools will see this as an improvement.
Defect CCM47742 RATLC01550487 PM95723 Reporting Administrator ClearQuest Web BIRT reports do not allow arrays of values to be passed as parameters for a dynamic query. ClearQuest Reporting Driver was modified to support processing of parameters with multiple values. Special design considerations apply when constructing BIRT reports that require this capability.
Defect CCM47811 RATLC01550291 PM95280 OSLC programmer OSLC Full update failed with a request 409 Conflict error if the record contained backreference fields. This has been corrected. 1469019
Defect CCM48357 PM97156 Administrator Technote published which can be used to correct malformed or too large emails: Limiting the size of an email generated by EmailPlus template rule 1650960
Defect CCM48595 Administrator Schema Designer Invalid RDF/XML is returned if a field starts with a number (i.e "8.0.1_testing") 1657109
Defect CCM48926 Administrator An exception of Invalid Syntax occurs when doing "grant access for the provisional key" in creating the OSLC friendship between ClearQuest and a CLM product, if the same web browser instance is used to host the two web clients. This is a regression that started with ClearQuest v8.0.0.5. This has been corrected.
Defect CCM49077 CLM user Adding a ClearQuest Chart or Query widget to a CLM product dashboard fails to add the chart or query. This is a regression introduced in ClearQuest v8.0.1.1 and v8.0.0.8. This has been corrected.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.1.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM46791 RATLC01542655 CQPAR00025941 RFE28223 Web Client Users The ClearQuest web client now supports “tree view” of a row in a result set. Web users will now see a plus sign (+) in the first field column of each row of the result set. Clicking on the plus sign shows the records that are referenced by the main “parent”. 1656886
Defect CCM48037 RATLC01551364 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web re-sizes query result set column widths after a user clicks the Next, Previous or Refresh toolbar button. The column width sizes now stay the same width even after pressing those buttons.
Defect CCM48057 RATLC01550836 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web 8.0.1 prompted queries on text fields are not working correctly when using Internet Explorer. When a ClearQuest Web 8.0.1 user changes the "Valid Operator" in a prompted query, the "Current Field is set to" value will now update accordingly.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.10 and 8.0.1.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM50439 PI10332 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web will now only fire value_change hooks once on reference list values.
Defect CCM50256
CCM46830
PI09577
PM92893
Web Client Users ClearQuest Web has been changed so leading blank lines are now retained when a multi-line text field is copied via the "GSU_CQXE_SUBMITRECORD" API.
The ClearQuest GSU_CQXE_SubmitRecord() API has been fixed so that all reference list values are added.
Defect CCM50151 PI08729 Administrator ClearQuest Full-Text Search (FTS) Administrator tool now functions correctly on ClearQuest Multsitie databases which have been deactivated .
Defect CCM49893 PI08283 Web Client Users Attachments that are added in an action initialization hook can now be downloaded from ClearQuest Web before saving the record.
Defect CCM49605 PI06756 Web Client Users The source of the extra license checkout has been identified and that checkout is no longer performed for this ClearQuest Web restricted user.
Defect CCM49488 PI06404 Web Client Users The ClearQuest RPC library has been updated to protect against thread deadlocks (also known as hung threads) during periods of heavy load.
Defect CCM45986
RATLC01548486
PM90345 Web Client Users In the ClearQuest Web login dialog window, the cursor will now set the focus to the Password field when "Remember User ID" is checked.
Defect CCM45584
RATLC02513390
PM88988 Administrator Schema Designer In the ClearQuest Eclipse Designer, new record types are now created with the correct default behavior of OPTIONAL for the ratl_mastership system field. This is consistent with the behavior of the ClearQuest Windows Classic Designer.
Defect CCM38961
RATLC01334216
CCM10199
PM38989
PM22934
Cqtool command Users The ClearQuest cqtool "edit_record" command now allows carriage returns to be inserted into multiline text fields.
When running a query using the ClearQuest "cqtool new_query" command, the result set columns are now displayed in the correct order matching what is specified in the command arguments.
Defect CCM36549 RATLC02506614 PM66412 All Client User ClearQuest users with the privilege "All Users/Groups Visible" unchecked can now only see the groups they are a member of, and can only see users that are a member of those same groups, in choice lists for the groups and users record types. The exception is the Everyone group, which does not provide visibility to any other users.
Defect CCM36170
RATLC01347470
PM63880 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web has been fixed to handle login names in the format "domain\username". They will no longer get reformatted or mangled when refreshing a ClearQuest Web page.
Defect CCM36148
CCM33023
PM59049
PM56099
Administrator Schema Designer
Package
There is some problem to handle double-byte characters in CQ designer. Now the problem is fixed.
Defect CCM28504 PM44288 Administrator By default, Oracle does not create indexes on foreign keys. They must be created manually, and failure to do so, could lead to slower ClearQuest performance.
ClearQuest now explicitly creates the indexes for foreign keys on Oracle databases. This is now consistent with our other database vendors (DB2 and SQL Server).
Defect CCM24103 PM37014 Administrator
Eclipse Designer
The EPIC editor plug-in used for editing Perl code in the ClearQuest Eclipse-based Designer does not support UTF-8. This causes errors in displaying the pre-log template of hook code for some situations.Now ClearQuest Eclipse-based Designer now recognizes these cases and displays the record's dbname as the prefix. This does not affect what is actually stored in the database. The only behavioral change is visual.


Available starting in ClearQuest Version 8.0.1.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM48210 RATLC01551022 PM41637 All Client Users The ClearQuest Knowledge Center has been updated to explain how to increase the limit for EmailRelay.
Defect CCM48165
RATLC01551010
PM97101 Web Client Users The topic about escaping special characters in ClearQuest Full Text Search has been removed from the Knowledge Center.
Defect CCM47806
RATLC01550220
PM95096 Administrator The instructions on ClearQuest Web load-balancing have been augmented in the ClearQuest V8.0.1 Knowledge Center .
Defect CCM47118
RATLC01549370
PM92563 Administrator Reference information on the cqtsadmin.pl command has been updated in the ClearQuest Knowledge Center.
Defect CCM10199 PM22934 Cqtool command Users When running a query using the ClearQuest "cqtool new_query" command, the result set columns are now displayed in the correct order matching what is specified in the command arguments.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.11 and 8.0.1.4

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM52770
CQPAR00073150
PI18164 All Client Users The ClearQuest EmailRelay application starts but fails to contact the Change Management (CM) Server. This prevents payloads from being sent if using the EmailPlus PostOffice Relay transport mode.
Now it is fixed in 8.0.0.11 and 8.0.1.4.
Defect CCM52651
CQPAR00072404
PI17513 All Client Users Using the SMTP Relay mode in the "ClearQuest EmailPlus package with EmailRelay" results in the SMTP "Reply to" Address being ignored.
ClearQuest technote #167338 has been created with a solution to the problem.
1673388
Defect CCM52528
CQPAR00071922
PI17340 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web out of memory errors should happen less often in a multisite environment when displaying names of reference fields.
Defect CCM52111
CQPAR00045664
PI10643 Web Client Users Attempts to use list views to view a form from IBM Rational ClearQuest (CQ) Web results in the Parent / Child list box button referencing the wrong list box.
ClearQuest technote #1670547 explains how to resolve this problem by using a workaround.
1670547
Defect CCM51606
CQPAR00060085
PI13920 Windows Client Users The ClearQuest 8.x Windows client (clearquest.exe) has been modified so that Crystal Reports can be run on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Note - running reports using the ClearQuest 8.x Windows client in this fashion is deprecated
Defect CCM51520
CQPAR00048910
PI11651 Classic Designer When saving a schema using the ClearQuest classic designer (cqdesign.exe), if the schema has already been saved by someone else - this condition is detected and data is no longer committed. The user is warned that changes cannot be saved and that a logoff is warranted.
Defect CCM51253
CQPAR00069964
PI16706 Web Client Users When mouse hovering over a ClearQuest Web query result set, the highlighted row now displays text in a black font color. This is consistent with the behavior prior to ClearQuest Web 8.0.1.2.
Defect CCM51188
CQPAR00045807
PI10730 All Client Users ClearQuest EmailRelay service (SMPT and PostOffice Relay) now honors the "SMTP Reply to Address" setting in the EmailPlusSiteConfig record. Clicking on the "Reply to" button results in an e-mail being sent to the addresses in the "SMTP Reply to Address" setting.
Defect CCM51187
CQPAR00045025
PI10281 All Client Users The ClearQuest E-mail Reader now can submit or modify a record if the e-mail body includes the value of a multiline field that is set through a choice list hook (dynamic or constant) and the 'limit to list' option is enabled.
Defect CCM50150
CQPAR00038789
PI08587 Web Client Users After executing a ClearQuest Web query with an apostrophe in its name, the query tab title displays a bogus value where the apostrophe belongs, the query tab title now displays correctly.
Defect CCM42610
RATLC02669331
PM81769 All Client Users When using Oracle databases, indexes that are created on ClearQuest date_time fields are ineffective when those fields are used as query filters.
Now the ClearQuest query filtering has been fixed so indexes are now utilized on date_time fields.
Defect CCM36138
RATLC02491142
PM44568 Web Client Users When using the UCM integration with ClearQuest Web, users receive a null pointer exception if there is no view available for the stream associated with the ClearQuest record.
Now you will receive a valid error message informing them there is no view available for the stream associated with the record.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.4

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM51731
CQPAR00061052
PI13146 Web Client Users When running a query in IBM Rational ClearQuest (CQ) Web client, then open a record from those query results in 8.0.1.2, opening the record is slower than in 8.0.1.0 version.
This is a regression introduced in 8.0.1.2, now it is fixed in 8.0.1.4.
Defect CCM50258
CQPAR00042311
PI09215 Web Client Users RESULT SET SHOWS ONLY ONE LINE WHEN RESIZING IE WINDOW.
This is a regression introduced in 8.0.1.2, now it is fixed in 8.0.1.4.
NewFeature Type-Ahead Web Client Users The Type Ahead feature for the ClearQuest Web client provides the ability for users to find referenced records by typing a few letters or words. It presents a list of matching items in a ranked order. 7042315
1676321
NewFeature Inline Grid Editing Web Client Users The ClearQuest inline editing feature enables you to edit records directly in a query result set. For example, you can select the Assign action to start editing records in the result set view, and individually assign them to different owners and iterations. 1676969


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.12

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM50243
CQPAR00043434
PI09543 Web Client Users The scroll bar on the ClearQuest Web query design field list adjusts accordingly and no longer disappaers on Internet Explorer when you re-size the design window.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.12 and 8.0.1.5

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM53533
CQPAR00082574
PI20761 Web Client Users When parsing a ClearQuest Web result set to XML using the REST URI, the date format incorrectly changes from SHORT to LONG.
The date time field in the ClearQuest Web REST URI result set now uses the format specified in the user preference and does not always default to LONG.
Defect CCM53532
CQPAR00076379
PI18785 Web Client Users If a ClearQuest Web user uses an OSLC request to get a field that contains a second-degree reference list field in RDF format, the response is invalid with RDF verification. The response now returns the correct RDF result.
Defect CCM53487
CQPAR00078587
PI19649 Web Help Security Bulletin: "Local Access Only" authentication type does not prevent unauthenticated remote access to Help Server Administration in ClearQuest (CVE-2014-3106) 1682950
Defect CCM53279
CQPAR00078900
PI19771 Web Client Users ClearQuest web users can now login automatically through the ClearQuest REST URI without a session timeout.
Defect CCM53214
CQPAR00078054
PI19492 Web Client Users Charts now display when using ClearQuest Web with Internet Explorer 8 on a non-English OS.
Defect CCM52985
CQPAR00074764
PI18465 Web Client Users When using ClearQuest OSLC to perform a FULL update of a record that contains a ML string field, data truncation or a "conflict 409" failure no longer occurs during a PUT request.
Defect CCM52845
CQPAR00072111
PI17416 Web Client Users When using a reference-list field on a ClearQuest Web form, a post action hook on the "New" button now works correctly.
Defect CCM52349
CQPAR00061407
PI12874 Windows Client Users On the ClearQuest Windows client, when submitting a record and failing to select a mandatory radio button, the error message incorrectly states that both the label name and field name values must be specified. Only the label name value needs to be specified. The field label value should not be included in the error message because it's not visible to end users.
Defect CCM52118
CQPAR00066168
PI15457 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web OSLC has been fixed so delegated UI creation/linking dialog boxes can now perform an action on the child record of the parent loaded in the delegated UI.
Defect CCM52115
CQPAR00065540
PI15027 Web Client Users The default record type no longer shows on ClearQuest Web when the user does not have permission to submit it.
Defect CCM52114
CQPAR00064400
PI14956 Web Client Users When you click the ClearQuest Web edit icon button on a multiline text field, you can't re-size the "Edit..." dialog window horizontally. It can only be re-sized vertically.
The ClearQuest Web multiline text field "Edit..." dialog window now re-sizes horizonally and vertically.
Defect CCM51956
CQPAR00063338
PI14622 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web now shows all the field values in a reference field if the first section of a dotted field path is a reference list.
Defect CCM51847
CQPAR00060438
PI14297 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web users are now asked if they want to truncate the fields which exceed 32,767 characters. If you select 'Yes', CQ will truncate the field and export to an Excel spreadsheet.
Defect CCM51638
CQPAR00059647
PI13106 Web Client Users Deleting a record type that is used in a query will cause the ClearQuest web client to fail to load the query's workspace folder.
ClearQuest Web can now open a query workspace folder even if it contains a query that uses a record type has been deleted.
Defect CCM51522
CQPAR00059623
PI12994 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web users see a vertical scroll bar displayed on the right side of their page even if it is not needed. This happens only with Internet Explorer. This is corrected.
Defect CCM51308
CQPAR00058618
PI12706 Web Client Users When using ClearQuest Web with the REST URI, the modified pre-filled fields now save correctly without any data loss.
Defect CCM49150
CQPAR00028605
PI05258 Report When migrating from Crystal Reports data-push to data-pull reporting model, ClearQuest Reports now allow selection of multiple values in dynamic parameters only after following the steps outlined in technote #1679569.
Defect CCM49007
CQPAR00017849
PM99113 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web bookmark or email functionality now works correctly when a record has a slash or back-slash in its primary key field.
Defect CCM47289
RATLC02514800
PM93857 Web Client Users When using ClearQuest Full Text Search to look for items to fill in a reference list field, you can now view the last page. It no longer reverts back to the previuos page.
Defect CCM46889
RATLC01549377
PM92565 Web Client Users When you select the Repository entry in the ClearQuest Web login page, the warning message no longer appears if you have a valid entry entered.
Defect CCM46888
RATLC01549564
PM93007 All Client Users ClearQuest datetime parsing has been improved to cache and reuse formats whenever possible, thus speeding up the processing of records with a large number of datetime field values and/or histories.
Defect CCM44846
RATLC01547219
PM87092 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web scrollbars on child popup windows are not working properly when using Internet Explorer 9. The scrollbars cannot be pulled in a vertical or horizontal direction to scroll through text or items in the child window. Now it functions properly.
Defect CCM44687
RATLC01547006
PM86592 Web Client Users The ClearQuest Web Security Context Access Denied message now correctly displays apostrophes.
Defect CCM44242
RATLC01546585
PM85281 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web now updates nested fields when the owner field is updated by a hook associated with a button.
Defect CCM44070
RATLC01545024
PM81900 Web Client Users If you enter an empty value to a ClearQuest Web static text field, it now shows as empty instead of null.
Defect CCM44012
RATLC01545477
PM83002 Web Client Users When viewing different ClearQuest Web records using OSLC links, the separate Internet Explorer tabs now show the correct records specified in the URLs.
Defect CCM42378
RATLC01544664
PM81143 Web Client Users SQL-edited queries using ClearQuest OSLC 2.0 provider code now work correctly.
Defect CCM40807
CQPAR00049990
PI11942 Web Client Users The "Permissions" dialog for the workspace folders in ClearQuest Web intermittently fails to load the column values in the right panel. The problem happens most often after you click the "Calculate" Button.
Defect CCM39803
RATLC02636929
PM75669 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web users can now duplicate stateful records of different record types.
Defect CCM39680
CQPAR00038263
PI08291 Web Client Users When using ClearQuest Web with Internet Explorer 9 and later, the vertical and horizontal scroll bars now work as expected.
Defect CCM39561
RATLC02508875
PM74702 Web Client Users After exporting a FTS resultset, ClearQuest Web now correctly accounts for any filters selected on the Search Scope option.
Defect CCM38562
RATLC01344205
PM56716 Eclipse Client When you use the ClearQuest Eclipse client's "Convert to SQL" tool to convert a new query, the resultset returned from running the SQL query doesn't match the resultset of running the regular query.
ClearQuest Eclipse client now correctly displays the resultset according to the display fields of the converted SQL query.
Defect CCM36163
RATLC01339073
PM47047 All Client Users The "alm_integrator script" shipped with the ClearQuest ALM 1.1 package now automatically sets the owner according to the Workflow Automation rules.
Defect CCM35263
RATLC01347630
PM64247 Web Client Users The bookmark of a ClearQuest Web record is redirected to another URL using a "#" character to replace the REST URI. This causes a problem when using a reverse proxy. The base URL is changed from http://XXXX to https://XXXX, and the parameters after the "#" character do not match, resulting in a broken bookmark.
Defect CCM21523
RATLC01334292
PM39138 Administrator ClearQuest Full Text Search Admin tool's "--update_fts_prop_files" option can now update batch parameters in the middle of a "--setup_cq_fts".
Defect Web Client Users Security Bulletin: Login Error Messages Credential Enumeration in ClearQuest Web (CVE-2014-3105) 1682949
Defect Web Client Users Security Bulletin: Missing Secure Attribute in Encrypted Session (SSL) Cookie in ClearQuest Web (CVE-2014-3103) 1682947
Defect Web Client Users Security Bulletin: Brute-force attack in ClearQuest Web (CVE-2014-3101) 1682946
Defect All Client Users Security Bulletin: XML entity expansion vulnerabilities in Rational ClearQuest (CVE-2014-3104) 1682942


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.5

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM53680
CQPAR00085734
PI21978 Administrator When restoring a copy of a ClearQuest database using non-CQ tools, the original database may be locked when updating the database properties of the copy. It needs to be unlocked manually using the commands "installutil unlockschemarepo" or "installutil unlockuserdb".
Now, "Update database properties" will no longer lock the original ClearQuest database. Only the 'move' and 'upgrade to other location' operations will lock the original databases.
Defect CCM53678
CQPAR00084690
PI21529 Web Client Users When adding an attachment description to a ClearQuest Web record, each occurrence of a non alphanumeric character will reduce the total number of characters allowed by two rather than one. For example, the string "abc(e" actually counts as six characters rather than five.
Each occurence of a non alphanumeric character in the attachment description of a ClearQuest Web record now counts for one rather than two.
Defect CCM53653
CQPAR00090296
PI23200 Web Client Users In ClearQuest Web, an issue occurs after adding a reference item to a reference list. That reference cannot be opened from the list when it is double clicked until the record has been saved. The following error occurs: ERROR: "THIS RECORD WAS NOT FOUND."
This internal representation of the ClearQuest Web record was incorrectly constructed in this use case. It has been corrected and the error no longer occurs.
Defect CCM53219
CQPAR00078582
PI19646 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web Private and Public folder names are now translated into 9 languages according to the user browser locale, instead of 4 languages based on the server locale.
Defect CCM52654
CQPAR00072638
PI17591 Web Client Users The MANDATORY FIELD MESSAGE is now translated to French, if your ClearQuest Web browser locale is French and your ClearQuest Web Server is on an English locale.
Defect CCM51958
CQPAR00064300
PI14808 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web form controls now display correctly when using an Internet Explorer browser, even if there is a duplicate parent/child control without a label.
Defect CCM51848
CQPAR00060069
PI13880 Perl API When running a Perl script which calls ClearQuest APIs, users can receive a "select failed: An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket" error.
A ClearQuest Perl defect has been fixed so the above error message no longer appears.
Defect CCM49442
CQPAR00030187
PI05995 Web Client Users When using ClearQuest Web, the Ctrl+Home keyboard shortcut now correctly moves focus to the beginning of the text in the multiline field. Ctrl+End now moves to the end of the text in the multiline field as expected.
Defect CCM47978
RATLC01550784
PM96414 Web Client Users After inputting invalid values into a drop-down list box, ClearQuest Web 8.0.1.x users can now enter values into form controls.
Defect CCM46831
RATLC01549496
PM92870 Web Client Users When WAS security is enabled, the ClearQuest Web "Site Administration Monitoring" login window is missing labels and buttons. This is not a problem with ClearQuest Web 8.0.0.x.
The ClearQuest Web "Site Administration Monitoring" login window now has all labels and buttons.
Information All Client Users ClearQuest query results may be different when using Oracle 12c when using wildcards in a text query 1683259


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 7.1.2.16, 8.0.0.13 and 8.0.1.6

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Task CCM54889 All Client Users In order to address an SSLv3 (Secure Socket Layer) protocol vulnerability referred to as a Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack, the SSLv3 protocol version has been now disabled for IBM Rational ClearQuest LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) authentication using SSL.

If you use SSLv3 exclusively through your LDAP provider, authentications / logins will now fail.

1689920


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.0.13 and 8.0.1.6

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM52437
CQPAR00068721
PI16451 CC/CQ UCM Integration User When using the Rational ClearCase/ClearQuest UCM Integration, SQL-converted queries created in the ClearQuest Eclipse RCP Client will not display any results in ClearCase Explorer. Now, when using the ClearCase/ClearQuest UCM integration, a "SQL queries are not supported" warning message is now displayed if customers try to run SQL queries in ClearCase Explorer.

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.6

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM54913
CQPAR00105176
PI28084 Web Client Users When using ClearQuest Web Tree View and a record in the resultset has a child record that has a unique key composed of more than a single field, expanding the child record will cause a "CRVSV0078E Error from RPC server".
When using ClearQuest Web Tree View, you can now successfully expand a child record that has a unique key composed of more than a single field.
RFE 54404CQPAR00025687
CQPAR00025059
20215
4492
1663
Web Client Users The ClearQuest web client now supports SQL editing functionality. Web users will now see SQL editing pan at the bottom of query result set. Web users can now edit query's SQL on web. 1691398
RFE 53215
RATLC01345959
CQPAR00025689
20345 Web Client Users The ClearQuest web client now supports dynamic list editing functionality. Web users with “Dynamic List Administrator” role will see “Edit Name List” on the top of navigator pane, right to “New Defect” drop down button. Dynamic List Administrator can now edit dynamic list on web.

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.7

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Story CCM53925 Web Client Users The ClearQuest web client now supports Feature Options functionality. Web users with “Administrator” role will now see Feature Options tab at Site Configuration. Inline Create, Inline Edit, Tree View, MultiRecord Update and SQL Edit features are visible to allowed groups only. 1698190
1698188
Story CCM55553 Web Client Users The ClearQuest web client now provides new performance enhancement feature. Web users with “Administrator” role will have the ability to disable Find New Items at Startup in the Site Configuration -> Application Options to enhance performance. 1698187
Defect CCM55328
CQPAR00109166
PI29414 Web Client Users When logging into ClearQuest Web using an autologin URL, the user's start-up query is not executed and their welcome tab is missing.
When logging into ClearQuest Web using an autologin URL, the user's start-up query and welcome page now appear.
Defect CCM52848
CQPAR00073111
PI18078 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web pops up an unnecessary blank page when exporting a query result set to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or a text file. Users must manually close this page.
Now ClearQuest Web no longer pops up an blank page when exporting a query result set to an Excel spreadsheet or a text file.
Story CCM55285 Web Client Users Filter and display editor do not automatically collapse when edit an existing SQL query.
Now, filter and display editor automatically collapse when edit an existing SQL query.

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.8

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Story CCM55751 Web Client Users The ClearQuest web client now supports Inline Clone functionality. Web users can create a new record with same field values as the record you select on a query result set. Web users can invoke the feature from the context menu of the query result set. 1692040
Story CCM53981 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web client will no longer automatically load history when a record is opened. The history control will have a "Load History" button that can be used to load the history when there is a need to see it. 1959953


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.9

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM58315 PI43772 Web Client Users Since ClearQuest version 8.0.1.9, the web client provides the administrator a way to control how to reuse persistent browser sessions for REST URIs. 1966148
Defect CCM57572 PI40916 CQMT The format for database connection information has changed with the mentioned version(s) of ClearQuest. As a result, database connections created or exported from clients of these version(s) are not backward compatible. Database profiles exported from V8.0.1.9 are not readable by older versions of ClearQuest. Profiles created with older clients are still, however, readable by the latest clients. Existing connections are not affected by this change. 1965671


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.10

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM59077 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web disables the context menu when the focus is moved to the empty space of result set view, no matter records are selected or not.

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.11 and 9.0.0.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Story CCM60549 CQPAR00157381 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web implements deferred reference list loading. This feature improves the performance of record loading by deferring the loading of the associated reference lists until they are actually needed. 1976572


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.12 and 9.0.0.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM60535 PI54717 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web restricted users who are not allowed to submit records are no longer allowed to create new queries either.

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.13 and 9.0.0.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM62508 PI67331 Web Client Users ClearQuest Web push buttons with record scripts are now only enabled if the record is in an editable state.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 8.0.1.14 and 9.0.0.4

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
RFE CCM63083 CQPAR00196876 All Client Users ClearQuest added TLS 1.2 support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 databases.


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 9.0.0.5 and 9.0.1.1

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Story CCM64588 Command-line User The pdsql command now has a shortmax command and a -shortmax option to allow an easy way to limit the width of short string fields, so that column content can be seen more easily.
Defect CCM63883 PI77580 Eclipse client The path where the ClearQuest Eclipse client import logs are generated can now be changed by setting the CLEARQUEST_IMPORT_LOG_DIR environment variable. Just set the environment variable to whatever directory you like and restart the ClearQuest Eclipse client.
Story CCM63526 Web Client User ClearQuest Web now allows the user to configure which fields are shown in the result set when searching for a record using the OSLC delegated UI. 2007820


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 9.0.0.6 and 9.0.1.2

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CCM65001 PI85710 Web Client User ClearQuest now allows the user to configure whether mandatory fields are only shown once when one or none of them is selected in the custom record view. 2008848


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 9.0.1.3

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CHCLS00112210 PI95201 Web Client User . ClearQuest Web now provides a site preference in order to allow users to execute push buttons on read-only forms
Defect CHCLS00020100 PM68302 Web Client User To prohibit ClearQuest Web from saving a record unless the OSLC back link creation is successful, the following option can be set in cqSiteConfig.pref:
appOpt$failCommitIfBacklinkCreationFails": "yes",
When this option is set, ClearQuest will wait for a positive or negative response from the OSLC friend before a record will be saved. This can negatively impact performance.
Defect CHCLS00051699 PI68169 Web Client User To cause the OSLC record selection dialog to only contain OSLC enabled record types, the following needs to be added to the cqweb cqSiteConfig.pref file in the default and current value sections:
"appOpt$onlyShowOSLCTypesInSelectionDialog": "yes",


Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 9.0.1.4

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CHCLS00058624 Web Client and Email Relay Users Support for ClearQuest Web and EmailRelay Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate verification 0719815
Defect CHCLS00051636 PI61978 Web Client User ClearQuest Web now displays a "Warning: All changes will be lost" message when a user tries to "Cancel" a new record.
Defect CHCLS00115140 PI95389 Web Client User When your SSO token and CQ session has timed out, CQ Web users are now prompted with a dialog asking for SSO Re-authentication where you can click either "OK" or "Close".
* Clicking "OK" means CQ uses your SSO credentials and you will be authenticated again.
* Clicking "Close" will close the popup.
Defect CHCLS00113925 Web Client User CQ Web Query widgets now allow displaying and linking to records in family queries.

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 9.0.1.5

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Task CHCLS00115402 Web Client CQ Web now allows you to use the domain name or an alternate hostname instead of an IP address for the OSLC response in a load-balanced environment 0730197
Task CHCLS00055819 Web Client When using the OSLC integration, you are now allowed to have ClearQuest and Jazz installed on the same machine.

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 9.0.1.6

Change Request type IBM internal reference ID APAR or RFE ID Role affected Description of behavior change Technote
Defect CHCLS00051236 PI26797 Web Client By default, all multi-line data submitted though ClearQuest Web will now contain carriage return plus newline to represent line breaks.  This can be reverted by an Administrator to the previous behavior by running the installutil setmasterproperty command on the property CM_CRLF_FOR_MULTILINE and setting it to 0.
Defect CHCLS00051493 PI50760 Web Client There is a new ClearQuest Web Site Configuration under the Application Options tab called "Drop down List Box Limit to List".  When it's enabled, if a ClearQuest Web user types a value not in a drop-down list box control, they will receive an error message.  This site configuration is disabled by default.

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 9.0.1.7

NONE

Available starting in ClearQuest Versions 9.0.1.8

NONE

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 September 2019

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swg21450027