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Workarounds: Web Client and Server problems in Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.2 and DOORS Next Generation 4.0.2

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The table of contents lists the known problems, workarounds, and limitations related to the Web Client and Server functionality in the Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.2 and DOORS Next Generation 4.0.2 release.

Workarounds

Use the links below to learn more about the issues and workarounds in this release:

Limitations

Use the links below to learn more about the limitations (an issue, without a workaround) in this release:


Problem summary

Custom Word templates are not updated in an upgrade

Problem

In releases of version 3.0 and earlier of the Requirements Management (RM) application, custom Word templates use the .dot extension. In version 4.0 and later, those templates use the .doc extension. When you upgrade to version 4.0 or later, the templates that are included in the RM application are automatically updated to the .doc extension; however, custom templates are not updated. As a result, problems can occur in the custom templates.

Workaround

An administrator must manually update the custom templates:

  1. Open the Word template folder, which is in this location: RM_Install\server\conf\rm\reporting\initialization\templates\word.
  2. Sort the files by type. The custom templates use the .dot extension; other files use the .doc extension.
  3. Open each .dot template in Word and then save each template as a .doc file.
  4. Delete the .dot templates.
  5. Open the manifest file, which is in this location: RM_Install\server\conf\rm\reporting\initialization\META-INF\.
  6. Verify that each custom template in the RM_Install\server\conf\rm\reporting\initialization\templates\word folder has the .doc extension and the exact name as the related files with the .dta extension.
  7. Initialize the publish service by entering this URL in a browser: https://server_name/rm/publish/initialize.
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Problem summary

After a document is imported into a module, images that are in headings are not shown in artifacts

Problem

This problem occurs in version 4.0.2 of the Requirements Management (RM) application. In version 4.0.3 and later, it is fixed. The following screen captures show an example of this problem:

Figure 1. In the original document, the heading contains an image


Figure 2. After the import, the image is not shown in the heading in the RM application


Figure 3. Although the image is not in the heading, it is in the module's folder

You might experience this issue after you import a document as follows:

  1. Click Artifacts > Import requirements from within a text document.
  2. On the “Select text document” page of the import wizard, select a rich text document to import, and select Yes, import the requirements and create a module.
  3. On the “Specify how to identify requirements” page, select artifact types for images and headings. Do not select None.
    After the import is complete, the images that were in headings in the document are not displayed in the artifacts in the module. An example of this behavior is shown in Figure 2.
  4. If you open the folder that contains the module's artifacts, you see the image, as shown in Figure 3.

Workaround

Tip: To avoid this problem, before you import a document, move any images that are in headings out of headings.

If the problem already occurred, complete these steps:

  1. Open the heading artifact for editing.
  2. Right-click the heading artifact and select Insert Image.
  3. Browse to and select the image artifact, and then click OK. The image is now in the artifact.
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Problem summary

Traceability links cannot be removed from the sidebar if the links are referred to in primary text

Problem

When you try to remove a traceability link from the sidebar, if the primary text of a document refers to that link, the link will not be removed.

Workaround

Complete these steps:

  1. In the primary text, remove all references to the link.
  2. In the sidebar, delete the link.
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Problem summary

During an import, the wizard might not detect images or text.

Problem

In some situations, you might notice that the import wizard does not detect images or text as artifacts. The following screen capture shows such a case:

Figure 1. Example of no artifacts being detected

This issue usually occurs when the artifact types for the content that the wizard can detect are incorrectly set. You set the artifact types on the “Specify how to identify requirements” page of the import wizard. The next two screen captures show a request to extract all of the content that the wizard supports.


Figure 2. Settings on the upper half of the “Specify how to identify requirements” page



Figure 3. Settings on the lower half of the “Specify how to identify requirements” page

As you can see, artifact types were specified for headings, images, all other text, keywords, and text delimiters. No artifact types were set to None.

Depending on your request and document, the wizard might not detect images, even if an artifact type is set for them. This issue is resolved in version 4.0.3. For version 4.0.2, this issue occurs because the artifact type of the content that the image is embedded in takes precedence over the image's artifact type. For example, if an image is in a block of text that is of the “All other text” content type and that type is set to None, the image is never extracted.

Workaround

Complete these steps:

  1. Return to the “Specify how to identify requirements” page of the import wizard.
  2. Re-evaluate the artifact types that are specified for each type of content, and make sure that none of them are incorrectly set to None.
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Problem summary

After you save selected text as a new artifact, when the new artifact is linked to or inserted, an error occurs.

Problem

This issue occurs for artifacts that are created from selected text that includes an embedded artifact that is the last element in the document. When you link to or from the new artifact or insert it into a document, the operation to link or insert the artifact fails, and an error message is displayed.

Workaround

Before you select the text to save for the new artifact, insert carriage returns after the embedded artifact that is at the end of the document.

If you already selected the text to create an artifact and the error occurred, manually link to or insert the new artifact by following these steps:

  1. Delete the selected text from the editor.
  2. To insert a reference in a document to the new artifact, click either Insert Artifact or Add Link.
  3. To create an Extracted or Extracted From traceability link between a document and the new artifact, click Create Matching Trace Link

Related information

The following link points to related information:

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Problem summary

'Implemented By' and 'References' saved by Rich Client not visible in Web Client

Problem

A view containing the cross-product columns 'Implemented By' and/or 'References' created by, or edited on the Rich Client, will not show those columns when loaded on the Web Client.

Workaround

Either:

  • Create the view using the web client.
  • Edit the existing view, adding the columns, using the web client.
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Problem summary

The thumbnails of screen flow artifacts are not always rendered in reports

Problem

When you generate a report that includes screen flow artifacts, the thumbnails of the screen flows might not be rendered in the report.

Workaround

Complete these steps:

  1. Before you generate the report, edit the screen flow artifact.
  2. Save the screen flow artifact by clicking Done.
  3. Generate the report.

Related information

The following link points to related information:

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Problem summary

After the context of the Requirements Management application is changed in a server rename, an error occurs in the converter application

Problem

After a server rename in which the context of the Requirements Management (RM) application is changed, the converter application cannot find the logging .properties file. As a result, another problem occurs in the converter application, and all requests fail with this null pointer exception:
Error 500: java.lang.NullPointerException
For more information about the problem in the converter application, see defect 70212.

Workaround

After the RM application context is changed, the system administrator must follow these steps:

  1. Create this directory: JazzInstallDir/rm/converter, where JazzInstallDir is the location where the server is installed.
  2. Open the JazzInstallDir/new_RM_context/converter directory, and then copy the required log4j.properties file into the directory that you just created.
  3. Restart the converter application.
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Problem summary

An upgrade cannot be completed without a Requirements Management Analyst license

Problem

In certain cases, to configure the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) you must upgrade the Requirements Management (RM) application, even if you do not directly use that application. For example, in Rational Quality Manager, the RM application provides the requirements management capabilities. In that scenario, the Rational Quality Manager license is sufficient to provide the requirements management capabilities. However, that license is not sufficient to upgrade the RM application.

If your deployment contains expired RM application trial licenses, you cannot use the 4.0.2 RM application trial licenses to upgrade. To check for expired trial licenses, go to the Jazz Team Server Administration page at https://fullyQualifiedHostName:port/jts and click the License Key Management link. On the license key management page, you can scan for expired RM application trial licenses.

Workaround

Contact IBM Support and request a temporary license that you can use to upgrade the RM application.

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Problem summary

When you remove a link to a Design Management resource, an unrelated message is shown

Problem

In the Requirements Management (RM) application, when you remove a link to a Design Management resource from the Links sidebar, the following message is displayed:
While removing a link between servers, the link from the other server could not be deleted. ID CRRRW7254W The link from the other server to this server could not be deleted because the other server is not available or communication with it has failed.
Despite what the message states, the link has been removed.

Workaround

Ignore the message, which should not be displayed.

Related information

The following link points to related information:

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Problem summary

HTTP requests are not automatically redirected to HTTPS

Problem

In version 4.0.2 of the Requirements Management (RM) application, if you use HTTP requests, those requests are not automatically redirected to HTTPS.

Workaround

Redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS by adding an entry to the web.xml file of the RM application.

To update the web.xml file in an IBM WebSphere Application Server deployment:

  1. Make a local copy of WAS_Install_Path\AppServer\profiles\AppSrv01\installedApps\Node_Cell\rm_war.ear\rm.war\WEB-INF\web.xml.
  2. Modify the local copy of the web.xml file and add the following entry:

    <security-constraint>
      <display-name>Security Constraint</display-name>
      <web-resource-collection>
        <web-resource-name>Protected Area</web-resource-name>
        <!-- ALL RM Resources must be requested via HTTPS -->
        <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
      </web-resource-collection>
      <user-data-constraint>
        <transport-guarantee>CONFIDENTIAL</transport-guarantee>
      </user-data-constraint>
    </security-constraint>


  3. Make sure that WebSphere Application Server is running and go to https://localhost:9043/ibm/console/logon.jsp.
  4. Click Applications > Enterprise Applications.
  5. Select rm_war and click Update.
  6. Select Replace or add a single file.
  7. In the Specify the path beginning with the installed application archive file to the file to be replaced or added field, type rm.war/WEB-INF/web.xml.
  8. Click Browse and select the web.xml file that you modified in step 2.
  9. Click Next and follow the prompts until the application is saved.
  10. Return to the Enterprise Applications panel, and then stop and start the rm_war application.

To update the web.xml file in an Apache Tomcat deployment:

  1. Stop the server.
  2. Open CLM_Install_Path\server\tomcat\webapps\rm\WEB-INF\web.xml and add the following entry:

    <security-constraint>
      <display-name>Security Constraint</display-name>
      <web-resource-collection>
        <web-resource-name>Protected Area</web-resource-name>
        <!-- ALL RM Resources must be requested via HTTPS -->
        <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
      </web-resource-collection>
      <user-data-constraint>
        <transport-guarantee>CONFIDENTIAL</transport-guarantee>
      </user-data-constraint>
    </security-constraint>


  3. Delete the contents of the CLM install path/server/tomcat/work/ directory.
  4. Restart the server.
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Problem summary

When the import wizard extracts requirements from a document, an error occurs

Problem

While the import wizard is extracting requirements from a document, this error message might be displayed: Errors loading source. If you specified any text delimiters for extraction, doing so might have caused the error. However, this problem might be caused by other issues, such as problems processing lists. This problem occurs in documents that contain at least one delimiter that ends on the same line that another delimiter starts on. For an example, see Figure 4.

The following series of screen captures and stack trace exceptions show the symptoms of this problem. You can use this information to isolate the problem to the use of text delimiters specifically:


Figure 1. A text delimiter is specified.


Figure 2. An error message is displayed.

2013-03-08 12:14:20,402 [ RM-Task-Executor-4] ERROR Operation.internal.parsing.PreviewRequirementsTask - Errors loading source java.lang.NullPointerException at com.ibm.rdm.fronting.server.services.requirementsParsingOperation.internal.parsing.PreviewRequirementsTask.matchDelimeters(PreviewRequirementsTask.java:521) at com.ibm.rdm.fronting.server.services.requirementsParsingOperation.internal.parsing.PreviewRequirementsTask.processDelimeters(PreviewRequirementsTask.java:478) at com.ibm.rdm.fronting.server.services.requirementsParsingOperation.internal.parsing.PreviewRequirementsTask.parseSource(PreviewRequirementsTask.java:344) at com.ibm.rdm.fronting.server.services.requirementsParsingOperation.internal.parsing.PreviewRequirementsTask.execute(PreviewRequirementsTask.java:163)

Figure 3. In the rm.log file, this exception uniquely verifies that the error is caused by the delimiter and content. The underlined text mentions delimiters.


Figure 4. An example of one delimiter ending and another starting on the same line.

This issue might occur as follows:

  1. Click Artifacts > Import > Import requirements from within a text document and then click Next.
  2. On the “Select text document” page, select the document that contains the delimited text, specify the remaining import options, and then click Next.
  3. On the “Specify how to identify requirements” page, select the artifact types, making sure that at least one valid text delimiter is included, as shown in Figure 1. Then, click Next. The error that is shown in Figure 2 is displayed.

Workaround

  1. In the document, ensure that no two delimited portions of text are on the same line. To do so, after the last character of the first delimiter, press Enter.
  2. Import the file again. It should import as expected.
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Problem Summary

Attributes are duplicated after you import modules from Rational DOORS by using ReqIF.

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Problem Summary

A CRRRW8010E error occurs when you try to view a graphical artifact.

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Problem Summary

The Extract Requirements wizard moves slowly when it does not detect criteria for requirements

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Problem Summary

Active suspicion profiles on the Artifacts page do not persist for more than one project at a time.

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Problem Summary

After a successful upgrade, the upgrade console incorrectly indicates that the upgrade failed.

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Problem Summary

If the server crashes or is improperly shut down, the server indexes can become corrupted.

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Problem Summary

While creating a lifecycle project, such as the Money That Matters sample, the LPA application shows a SocketTimeoutException and does not fully create and link the project.

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Problem Summary

In version 4.0.1 of the Requirements Management (RM) application, the CSV export operation does not properly export link information.

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Problem Summary

Graphical artifacts that are embedded into text artifacts are not displayed in the requirements specification report for Rational Reporting for Document Generation.

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Problem Summary

Graphical artifacts might be clipped when printed from a browser.

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Problem Summary

Graphical artifacts cannot be printed by using the browser print function.

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Problem Summary

A reused widget that is added to a User Interface Sketch, User Interface Part, or Sketch editor occasionally is not displayed in the diagram.

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Problem Summary

In rich text documents, space cannot be added between consecutive tables.

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Problem Summary

Text is displayed in multiple languages.

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Problem Summary

On Linux systems, the Rational Requirements Composer server does not start in console-only mode.

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Problem Summary

The Cut, Copy, and Paste editor menu options are disabled.

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Problem Summary

How to configure PDF output for Rational Reporting for Document Generation (RRDG).

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Problem Summary

The Save button on the Administration page remains enabled before and after the user makes and saves changes in the form.

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Problem Summary

Long artifact names cause the artifacts to be displayed with their URL.

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Problem Summary

Importing a ReqPro Project that was integrated with Rational Requirements Composer requires a manual refresh prior to seeing changes.

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Problem Summary

When an artifact attribute is deleted from an artifact type, artifact exports fail.

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Problem Summary

The Rational Requirements Composer on-line migration requires a 4.0 RRC Analyst license. The Jazz Team Server 4.0 read-only mode now supports installing and assigning licenses.

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Problem Summary

Adding or removing multiple IBM Rational ClearQuest record links from IBM Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) or IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) artifacts might not update all selected ClearQuest records.

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Problem Summary

In the Float data type, users cannot enter values of more than three digits after the decimal point.

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Problem Summary

The creation of the Money that Matters lifecycle sample might fail with a socket timeout.

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Problem Summary

Error importing large CSV files into Derby.

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Problem Summary

In environments that use Rational Requirements Composer V3.0.1.3 and earlier and Jazz Team Server V4.0, issues with snapshots occur.

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Problem Summary

Large tables are not resized to fit the page.

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Problem Summary

Internet Explorer automatically generates mailTo hyperlinks that might fail the RM XHTML server validation process.

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Problem Summary

In the rich text editor, the font size of the bullet or number portion of a list cannot be changed.

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Problem Summary

In rich text documents, space cannot be added between consecutive tables.

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Limitation summary

The import wizard and summary do not correctly display file names that contain non-ASCII characters, such as Japanese and Chinese characters

Problem

The following screen captures show an example of this problem:


Figure 1. After you upload a ReqIF package, the correct file name is displayed.


Figure 2. When you select a ReqIF package to import requirements from, corrupted text is displayed instead of the file name.


Figure 3. After you import requirements from the ReqIF package, corrupted text is shown in the summary instead of the file name.

You might experience this problem after you import requirements from a ReqIF file as follows:

  1. Select Artifacts > Import > Import requirements from a ReqIF file.
  2. On the “Select Package File” page, browse to and select a ReqIF file that contains non-ASCII characters in the file name, and then click Open.
  3. On the “Select Package File” page, click Upload.
  4. After the file is uploaded, click Close to exit the wizard, as shown in Figure 1.
    At this point, you can see that the file name is displayed correctly.
  5. Select Artifacts > Import > Import requirements from a ReqIF file in this project.
    The ReqIF package is displayed with the corrupted text in place of any non-ASCII characters, as shown in Figure 2.
  6. Select the file and click Next.
  7. On the “Specify Import Options” page, specify an import folder and then click Next.
  8. On the “Importing Requirements” page, click the Show Report link.
    The corrupted text is shown in the import summary, next to the text “Report for import of ReqIF Package”, as shown in Figure 3.

Note: You might skip from step 5 to step 8 by clicking Next instead of Close. If you skip from step 5 to step 8, the corrupted text is displayed as shown in Figure 3.

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Limitation summary

The quick search operation does not support queries that include certain characters

Problem

When you run a quick search query that includes one of the following characters, the results are inconsistent: ( ) { } [ ] ? ? / \ : ; * ? ! _ - " < > | & . , ' ".

This limitation is caused by the way that the Jazz Team Server search facility handles special characters.

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Limitation summary

When you view artifacts in modules, some toolbar icons are no longer shown

Problem

When you view an artifact in a module, several icons on the artifact toolbar are no longer available. These toolbar icons were removed:

  • Add to Collection
  • Create Review
  • Create Artifact Template
  • Move to Folder

To do the actions that are associated with those icons, open an artifact outside of a module.

Related information

The following link points to related information:

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Limitation summary

Re-authenticating from the Requirements Management application to IBM Rational System Architect fails

Problem

If your authentication session to Rational System Architect expires and you try to log in again from the Requirements Management (RM) application, the authentication process enters a continuous loop. This problem occurs because the RM application passes incorrect parameters to Rational System Architect.

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Limitation Summary

To indicate a suspect state, link columns on the Artifacts page show only the incoming suspect icon.

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Limitation Summary

Modules that are loaded into the data warehouse can contain a maximum of 100 artifacts.

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The Module Find operation does not account for language sensitivity when searching text.

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Collections can no longer contain other colections.

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