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Rational DOORS Next Generation Interim Fix 6 for 4.0.7



IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation 4.0.7_iFix005 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 4.0.7 including all predecessor fixes.

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The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this interim fix with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this interim fix to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this interim fix.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this interim fix into your environment.

Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this interim fix.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this interim fix.

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Prerequisites include:

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation 4.0.7 must be installed to apply this iFix.

Note: Before you install the server patch file, verify that no other test fixes are installed. If other fixes are installed, contact IBM Software Support.

Installation Instructions

Review the installation instructions to apply the iFix on the server:

Note: Before you install this server patch file, verify that no other test fixes or hot fixes are installed. If other fixes are installed, contact IBM Software Support.

For a CLM deployment on a single server, complete the following steps once.

For a distributed CLM deployment, complete the same steps on each server.

Procedure to install the server patch:

  1. Stop the CLM server.

  2. Verify whether the following directory exists: server_installation_directory/server/patch.
    • If the directory exists, back up and remove its contents.
    • If the directory does not exist, create it.

  3. Copy the server patch file into the /server/patch directory.

  4. Start the server.

Note: For a distributed CLM deployment, complete the same steps on each server.

Procedure to uninstall the server patch:

  1. Stop the CLM server.

  2. Back up and remove the contents of the following directory: server_installation_directory/server/patch

  3. Start the CLM server.

Note: For a distributed CLM deployment, complete the same steps on each server.

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The following sections provide detailed information related to this interim fix.

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How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance interim fix. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known regressions to report.

In addition to the fixes listed in this document, the iFix may also contain fixes for security issues.

For more details, please refer to the IBM Product Security Incident Response (PSIRT) Blog.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved in this iFix.

This server patch contains fixes for the following defects:

APAR (WorkItem URL) Description
Rational Jazz Foundation

Parse error when running reports on server in Turkish locale.


[Process] Investigate an active migration fix for defect 262994.


bottleneck in ComponentRegistry.getComponentDescriptorForServiceUri (206501).


CLM database migration [DB2 to Oracle] failed due to 'CRJAZ1150E' The repository was not verified.


Too much synchronization on ComponentConfigurationRegistry.ensureMapsAreInitialized().


Reduce Lock Contention in a mixed client (N-1) environment (Backport 295511 to 407 ).


Expand RTC report: error CRJAZ0368I A SQL query..


Workaround missing resource content during deletion.


Deadlock issue in JNDI due to classloader problem.


Incorrect third argument to substr SQL function for server rename.


NPE in ManagedFloatingLicenseClient$LeaseCache.getCheckoutOperations.


Lucene crashes because of Mmap issue (Backport to 407).


TeamAreaRole ETL flips two columns (354920).

Rational DOORS Next Generation

Web Client does not provide associated folder when creating new artifact via Artifact Template, causing Team Area association to fail.


Background color of Quick Search in IE causes the results to be almost invisible.


407 reporting services return incorrect resources for delta loads.


Suspicion reindex fails for QM / CCM apps in distributed environment - errors in log.


Grid menu does not work for a module in an informal review.


Locks which existed before a server rename are unusable after the rename operation.


RM Suspicion Indexing taking long time to complete.


NPE in ChangeSetReportExtractor.extractAndSetBindingETags on bluestg.


Business Priority in Use Case Requirements Template has a null default value.


In a server-renamed environment, false locks can appear in modules and lead to duplicated artifacts.


Importing a RequisitePro baseline into RRC fails to import document content when the document name contains Russian characters.


Don't return a meaningless Exception class name as an error message, if we also have a full Message_ID and message from the server.


Users with JazzProjectAdmins role can initiate a RequisitePro project import, but the import fails.


Users with a Contributor license cannot export individual artifacts to a CSV file.


Query to determine whether resource has OSLC link is poor performing.


Unable to import RequisitePro baseline if its size is huge (3Gb).


Artifact containing table with empty cell not exported to CSV.


ReqPro database (non-Word doc based) requirements are imported without CRLF/LF.


"Location" does not default to highlighted folder when importing a rich text document.


ReqPro Migration does not import documents properly when certain characters are included in the filename.


Table in table truncated in export.


CSV Export performs very poorly when the exported View definition contains Link terms.


Rich Hover of artifact with 1000s of links returns a 400 (Bad Request) response due to StackOverflow in SPARQL.


Links Sidebar in artifact editor only loads a maximum of 1024 links for an artifact.


View queries involving links require optimization.


Alternate Spelling attribute is set to null on OSLC PUT.


Merge - User is allowed to remove attribute type in child configuration using merge even when it is still associated with attribute definition _ Firefox 24.2.0 ESR.

Additional fixes:
APAR (WorkItem URL) Description Steps to apply
Rational Jazz Foundation

Use TLS instead of SSL by default.

  1. Stop the Apache Tomcat server.
  2. Back up the JAZZ_HOME/tomcat/conf/server.xml file to server.xml.bak.
  3. Extract the file to a temporary directory.
  4. Copy the server.xml file to the JAZZ_HOME/tomcat/conf directory.
  5. If you made any custom configuration changes to your server (such as changing port numbers), manually copy them from server.xml.bak to the new server.xml file.
  6. If you are using Windows:
    1. Back up the JAZZ_HOME/server/server.startup.bat file to server.startup.bat.bak.
    2. Copy the server.startup.bat file to the JAZZ_HOME/server/ directory.
    3. If you made any customizations to the server startup file, manually copy them from server.startup.bat.bak to server.startup.bat
  7. If you are using Linux:
    1. Back up the JAZZ_HOME/server/server.startup file to server.startup.bak.
    2. Copy the server.startup file to the JAZZ_HOME/server/ directory.
    3. If you made any customizations to the server startup file, manually copy them from server.startup.bak to server.startup
  8. Start the server
Rational DOORS Next Generation

Table in table truncated in export.

After you stop the CLM server, delete the contents of the directory:

  • If you use an Apache Tomcat server, the directory is server_installation_directory/server/tomcat/temp/rrc_reports/.
  • If you use WebSphere Application Server, the directory is /tmp/rrc_reports/.
WebSphere Application Server

Fix defect in redirect web page.

WAR files changed in iFix006 and must be re-deployed. Follow the instructions for the web server you use (WAS or Tomcat).

NOTE: If the context root used by the any application is not the default, it will be necessary to rename the war file (and adjust some of the directory paths referenced below) based on the context root currently in use.

For example:

  • if your current context root for Requirements Management is 'rdm', you must rename the rm.war file to rdm.war
  • if your current context root for Quality Management is 'jazz', you must rename the qm.war file to qm.war
  • if your current context root for Change and Configuration Management is 'jazz', you must rename the ccm.war file to jazz.war

In summary, the name of the war file needs to be the same as the respective context root in use

NOTE: For users of the RDNG browser add-on, the rm.war file must be properly matched with the browser plugin files.

This only applies during installation of the plugin, so for those users that have already installed the plugin, no action is required.

For any new installations of the browser plugin, the customer should contact IBM Support and request a refresh of the browser add-on files along with the properly paired version of the rm.war file that includes this fix.

  1. 1. Backup these files:
    1. JAZZ_HOME/server/webapps/jts.war
    2. JAZZ_HOME/server/webapps/ccm.war
    3. JAZZ_HOME/server/webapps/qm.war
    4. JAZZ_HOME/server/webapps/rm.war
    5. JAZZ_HOME/server/webapps/admin.war
  2. Copy the jts.war file somewhere either on your local machine or on the CLM server (you may copy to the JAZZ_HOME/server/webapps directory)
  3. In the WAS Admin Console, stop the jts application: Go to Applications>Application Types>Websphere enterprise applications, select the checkbox next to jts_war and click on Stop.
  4. Update the jts_war file: Select the checkbox next to jts_war and click on Update.
  5. Select "Replace the entire application", then browse to the new jts.war file from step 2 and click on Next. Browse locally if the file was saved on the local machine in step 1, or do a remote browse if the file was saved on a different machine. Follow the Fast Path installation, and accept all of the defaults.
  6. Save the configuration changes when prompted after the update completes.
  7. Start the jts application: select the checkbox next to jts_war and click on Start.
  8. Repeat 2-7 with all other WAR files that you need to upgrade.
  1. 1. Backup these files:
    1. JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/jts.war
    2. JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/ccm.war
    3. JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/qm.war
    4. JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/rm.war
    5. JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/admin.war
  2. Copy the war files to the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps directory.
  3. Stop the Tomcat server.
  4. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/jts directory
  5. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/ccm directory
  6. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/qm directory
  7. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/rm directory
  8. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/webapps/admin directory
  9. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/work/Catalina/localhost/jts directory
  10. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/work/Catalina/localhost/ccm directory
  11. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/work/Catalina/localhost/qm directory
  12. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/work/Catalina/localhost/rm directory
  13. Delete the JAZZ_HOME/server/tomcat/work/Catalina/localhost/admin directory

Known Side Effects

The following defects were not resolved in this interim fix:

In Rational Requirements Composer, the About This Application dialog box does not indicate that a patch is applied. The patch information is only visible from the rm/rmadmin page.

Review the 4.0.7 Release Notes page on for links to queries that list known problems and workaround articles for this release.

Open defects

Review the following list of open APARs for Rational DOORS Next Generation on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change History

What's new

No new features or functions in this iFix.

Review the 4.0.7 New and Noteworthy page on for a description of the new features included in this release.

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Product Synonym

Rational DOORS Next Generation

Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
20 July 2018