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What does different prefix means in RRC API


Rajat Krishnan (72121) | asked May 25 '23, 6:59 a.m.
Hello,
I am currently using diff api inorder to compare 2 local RM Baseline as shown below

Now if you see under <rrm:about></rrm:about> under   </ds:artifact>
there are some uri with below prefix
CA_669b675ab79d4dab894ed4b4f157c5b5
TX_669b675ab79d4dab894ed4b4f157c5b5
MB_669b675ab79d4dab894ed4b4f157c5b5

Now i want to understand what is meaning of MB,TX, or any other prefix which comes as part of response, do we have any documentation for same?

Thank you

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Ian Barnard (2.0k613) | answered May 25 '23, 8:50 a.m.
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edited May 25 '23, 8:52 a.m.

Hi


These are called "slugs".

IMPORTANT: slugs are NOT part of the public API of DOORS Next which means you should NOT rely on a particular slug always being present for a certain class of artifacts - for example slugs have changed from 6.x to 7.x but are deliberately (for e.g. backward compatibility) not modified during upgrade.

To find out what the resource is do a GET on its URI and work this out from its properties.

Or, to get known type(s) of artifacts using OSLC query for that specific artifact type(s).

HTH
Ian


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Rajat Krishnan commented May 26 '23, 1:09 a.m. | edited May 26 '23, 1:29 a.m.
Hello Ian,
it is given by IBM to compare 2 configuration,in my case i am comparing 2 local baseline of DNG
Plus i believe the item ID and about URL of an artifact shall be uniform not sure incase i want to get changed resource of changeset how can we rely on slugs?

Thank you

Ian Barnard commented May 30 '23, 6:58 a.m. | edited May 30 '23, 9:30 a.m.
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Yes the URI containing the slug is some of the data that you get from DOORS Next, but you CAN'T rely that all instances of a certain type of thing always have the same slug. So DON'T USE THE SLUG to guess what something is; you'd be guessing which is generally not a good idea because guesses can be wrong. Is that clear enough? 

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