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Can you swap the project area name for a project area ID


Ian Wark (7142942) | asked Jan 09 '14, 11:38 p.m.
In the RTC Web UI, the dashboard and other URLs all contain the actual project area name.

This is problematic, because if you change the project area name you also have to change all of your URLs as well.

We have a large number of users using the Web UI who tend to book mark specific URLs and when the project area name changes all those bookmarks are broken.

Is there a way to define a project area ID in the Web UI URLs, so that even if the project name changes it will not affect all these URLs?

The same problem does not happen in the Eclipse client.

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Ralph Schoon commented Jan 10 '14, 4:30 a.m.
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Ian, this is an interesting concern and I would like to encourage you to create an enhancement request to get a better handling for this case.

I am not sure if this is the answer but https://jazz.net/forum/questions/96655/project-alias-for-a-ccm-project talks about a similar concern. Following the hints in the answer, you can find the project area's URL (with its alias) by opening  https://[server]:[port]/ccm/process/project-areas

The URL would look like: https://[server]:[port]/ccm/process/project-areas/_-vKgUGDHEeO6O8WywiFWCg

I think this is a unique URL, that does not change if the name of the project changes. Can you try if this URL does what you need? 

I think this too complicated for every day users and I would assume that this should be enhanced over time.


Ian Wark commented Jan 13 '14, 2:59 a.m.

I was able to display the project area administration page using my URL:
https://[hostname]:9443/ccm/process/project-areas/_PcVJYHaOEeOKb8vY9IcQgw

But I couldn't figure out how to use the same alias in other Web UI URLs such as the project dashboard. Let me know if you know how.

I will raise the enhancement request, as you suggest.

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Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk (7.4k34694) | answered Jan 10 '14, 4:19 a.m.
Hi Ian,
I really didn't believe you that the links are provided by works as you say but indeed they work that way :)

This is good RFE to change this behavior. Feel free to created it on https://jazz.net/jazz/web/projects/Rational Team Concert#action=com.ibm.team.workitem.newWorkItem&type=enhancement
I was not able to find any work around for now for you :(

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