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Predefined Process Template showing placeholders instead of text

Arjun Anand (1622) | asked Aug 27 '13, 2:52 a.m.
retagged Aug 27 '13, 4:43 p.m. by Amy Laird (16514)
I went in to edit some of the project initialization tasks in the Formal Process on a month old install of RTC, and I noticed something odd:  Template Oddity Projects still seem to initialize properly from this template, but having it show values like %formalpm_spec_393 makes it very hard to modify anything! The Process Configuration source is no clearer. For example, heres the role definition section of the Process Config file:

<role-definition cardinality="many" description="%formalpm_spec_1" name="%formalpm_spec_7" role-id="analyst">
<role-definition cardinality="many" description="%formalpm_spec_6" name="%formalpm_spec_12" role-id="tester">
<role-definition cardinality="many" description="%formalpm_spec_211" name="%formalpm_spec_210" role-id="release_engineer">

Is there any way I can fix this short of defining an entirely new process?

Additional details:
Team concert version 4.0.3
OS; RHEL 6.0

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Takehiko Amano (1.3k3641) | answered Aug 27 '13, 4:57 a.m.
You are seeing localization feature of Process template. If you open Project area -> Links -> Attachments. You will notice, there are message files.

For example, template.messages shall contain the message like:

formalpm_spec_406=Create a plan for the initial Phase <snip>

If you are not worried about too much about localization, good way is to edit current process, not the process template.

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Arjun Anand commented Aug 27 '13, 5:27 a.m.

When you say "edit current process" you mean leave the template alone and edit the process in my existing project, right? 

The thing is, I want to edit the Project initialization portion - for example, I want to remove the default work item templates and replace them with my own ones. How would I do this without editing the template?

Arjun Anand commented Aug 27 '13, 5:40 a.m.

 After a little bit of digging around, I figured out the answer to my followup question - if you leave a Project Area uninitialized when creating it in Eclipse you can change the initialization actions there. The Web client does not have this option, hence my confusion. 

Thanks Takehiko!

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