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Looking for an automated way to document RTC process templates


Claudia Callegari (44429471) | asked Nov 18 '13, 9:36 a.m.
Does anyone know a tool to automatically document an RTC process template?


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Ralph Schoon commented Nov 18 '13, 9:42 a.m.
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Claudia,

a partner over here started using this: http://blog.stastnarodina.com/honza-en/spot/rational-team-concert-workflow-visualiser/ and discovered someone else who is working on something similar.

Other than that, I am not sure there are any tools that do it. I am really interested in the experience of others.


Ralph Schoon commented Nov 18 '13, 9:45 a.m.
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One more thought, you can use the Plain Java Client Libraries, to gather information like teams, work item types, attributes, workflows etc.

I have done some coding e.g. for the workflows,you can find something here: http://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/manipulating-work-item-states/ project area structure etc, can be found here: https://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/analyzing-a-aroject-areas-members-and-roles-using-the-plain-java-client-libraries/ but I never attempted to go over all the data there is.

What information are you interested in?


Claudia Callegari commented Nov 18 '13, 10:09 a.m.

Ralph, what do you mean by "Plain Java Client Libraries"? I want to be sure that I understand what you mean.


Ralph Schoon commented Nov 18 '13, 10:21 a.m.
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I refer to the Java Client API that is available for RTC, which allows to get to the data, You can either get at the data using HTML/REST or the API that is used in the Eclipse client.


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Maria Victoria Martinez Torino commented Nov 18 '13, 3:09 p.m.

What about the "Process Analyzer for Rational Team Concert" tool? You can find it at http://joemeagher.com/production/index.php?

Maybe we could try with this tool. Does anyone know how reliable is it?

Thanks in advance!
Victoria.


Ralph Schoon commented Nov 19 '13, 2:50 a.m.
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Interesting, I have not tried it myself, but it looks promising.

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Claudia Callegari (44429471) | answered Nov 18 '13, 9:49 a.m.
Yes. I have used that and it has been really useful, but it just covers the workflow.
I remember some time ago, I used a tool do document a RTC process template, but I cannot remember the name, and diving into internet but not able to find it. I remember it created a set of html pages, that documented the process, and you were able to navigate them.... wondering if someone has seen that...
Thanks,

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Kevin Conway (4368) | answered Nov 18 '13, 10:02 a.m.
 I have written a small Perl script that goes through to determine the custom attributes listed for each work type and  lists the aggregate of the custom attributes as well.  I also created some batch files using "find" to pull out where enumerations and conditions were defined.  This with the Visualizer gives a pretty good base on which to base a formal written description.

kjc 

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Ralf Truebenbach (3112) | answered Jul 22 '15, 10:37 a.m.
Hi Claudia, not sure if my hint is still helpful after this time, but I believe that you are looking for the Rational Method Composer. That's a tool to create browsable HTML or in newer versions to deploy .war files to get an navigable description of a process.

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