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Jar for RPE API missing


Gauthier DASSE (361) | asked Feb 08 '23, 9:59 a.m.
Hello,
I was looking for two jars that would alllowed me to explore the JAVA API of RPE.
These files are :
- com.ibm.rational.rpe.common.jar
- com.ibm.rational.rrdg.core_****.jar

Some people say that they should in " C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\IMShared\plugins" ( https://jazz.net/forum/questions/237586/where-can-i-find-the-comibmrationalrpecommon-library ), but because in my company they decided to make a custom installation, there is not such directory.
However, the people in charge of the installation did not know the existence of this API in RPE, so I doubt they deleted it. So two points :
- do we have to pay an extra to be able to access the API ?
- is there a way to download these files on IBM website ?

Thank you.

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Ralph Schoon (63.1k33646) | answered Feb 08 '23, 10:19 a.m.
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edited Feb 08 '23, 10:21 a.m.
The question you cite show additional locations where the files could be located. In general, I would suggest to search for product specific JAR files in the Product installation location first. The likelihood to find the JARs there is the highest. Shared folders could be the next. I think IBM Installation manager always creates the shared folder. all you can control is the root folder the first time you install.

You should be able to install test systems on some machine and get the JAR files included. 
I would not expect to find a download location for just the JAR files. Use the product download and install in a local system.

com.ibm.rational.rrdg.core_****.jar can be found in a sub folder of the server folder of a DOORS NEXT Installation.

I would not expect extra fees, if they are part of the products. If there is, there would be a requirement to have a special license and the system would tell you.

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Fariz Saracevic (904613) | answered Feb 15 '23, 8:21 a.m.
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Let me comment about 'do we have to pay an extra to be able to access the API?'


The PUB Java API can be used to create or load document specifications and to execute them locally or remotely, see https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/elo-p/7.0.2?topic=extending-product-function. You can also refer to the building sample Java app via https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/elo-p/7.0.2?topic=samples-building-sample-api-application. Anything beyond is not supported/allowed.
Usage of com.ibm.rational.rrdg.core_****.jar is for IBM Engineering internal usage only!!!

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