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The Work Items perspective is not available in Rational Team Concert



This technote explains how to resolve the following issue: No Work Items perspective found when shell sharing IBM Rational Team Concert 3.0 with IBM Rational Software Architect 8.0 in Eclipse shell 3.6.


The menu option Window -> Open Perspective -> Other does not show any "Work Item" perspective to select.

The menu option Window -> Show View -> Other does not show any "Work Item" view selections.


By default, Rational Software Architect capabilities are enabled and Rational Team Concert capabilities are disabled when shell-sharing these two applications.


Linux and Microsoft Windows x86 - x64 - Eclipse clients.

Diagnosing The Problem

Installed Rational Team Concert 3.0 along with Rational Software Architect 8.0 into Eclipse 3.6.1 shell and no Work Items perspective is available.

Help about shows that both Rational Team Concert 3.0 and Rational Software Architect 8.0 is installed in this shell.

Window -> Open Perspective -> Other does not show any "Work Item" perspective to select.

Resolving The Problem

Click Window > Preferences > General > Capabilities and select the Team > Jazz Source Control check box.

Leverage the Jazz Community
Jazz and Rational Team Concert have an active community that can provide you with additional resources. Browse and contribute to the User forums, contribute to the Team Blog and review the Team wiki.
Refer to technote 1319600 for details and links.

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Product Synonym

Rational Team Concert

Document Information

Modified date:
10 September 2020