Studio Integrated with 2.1 Web application

RPE Studio 2.1 could now access assets from RPE 2.1 Document Builder (Web Services). The templates, snippets and stylesheets from 2.1 web services are available in Studio 2.1. The “Load From Library” in Open Template dialog lists templates and snippets, which could be view, modified and saved back to the web app.

The remote services preference setting is similar to how remote services 1.x were configured. However, the service URL should be pointed to RPE 2.1 web service URL. Find complete documentation here. Continue reading “Studio Integrated with 2.1 Web application”

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Create Template and Generate Document for JRS report

With continuation to Drag and drop template design in RPE 2.1, generate complex, high performance traceability documents in RPE using Jazz Report Server (JRS) report URL.

RPE template is generated on the fly and available for modification and document generation for the JRS report. The document specification is configured with Rest URL of the selected JRS report along with credentials for accessing the data source, allowing to single click document generation.

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Watch short video on generating document using JRS report URL in RPE Studio.

New in RPE 2.1 – Drag and Drop Template Design

With RPE 2.1, you could drag and drop the web resource URL from the application your are working, like DNG, RQM, RTC, Design Manager (6.0.2 and above only), JRS, onto RPE Studio editor and get a RPE template for the web resource.

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DNG Module – text requirement
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RPE Studio – resource confirmation

Continue reading “New in RPE 2.1 – Drag and Drop Template Design”

RPE 2.1 – “Multumesc”

I’m happy to announce RPE 2.1, codename Multumesc, has been made generally available today. With this release we continued on the path we started in RPE 2.0 around simplifying the user experience with RPE. While with 2.0 and 2.0.1 we focused on administrators and end users with 2.1 our focus are template designers:

  1. Interactive Guides – new designers will be walked through the design process
  2. Drag&Drop for quick template design– drop your resource URL from the Browser in document studio and RPE will create a starting template for you
  3. Simplified CLM traceability – with the POX profile you no longer need to manipulate URLs to transform between OSLC and REST API.
  4. Word Import – use Word documents as the starting point of your template. RPE will convert the structure and a subset of the formatting into an RPE template
  5. Java Script Reuse – you can now define code modules inside a template and reuse the functions defined there everywhere else in the template.

This and much more is described in https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6RHZ_2.1.0/com.ibm.rational.pe.overview.doc/topics/c_whats_new_21.html and will be further discussed here.

The team even put together videos to show some of the new features https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZGO0qYNSD4UtXl3xXGsL1hhumg0s8m9i

Kudos to the RPE team and to all of you that helped us define and refine these features.

DOORS and DOORS Next Generation Enlightenment Series 2016

I’ve received this from Nancy Rundlet and I’d like to share it here. I’m glad to see that at least one of the sessions will cover document generation with RPE.

We are very pleased to announce the DOORS and DOORS Next Generation Enlightenment Series  for April through June 2016.

Each month, the DOORS Next Generation webinars will be held on the 1st Thursday, and DOORS 9.x will be on the 3rd Thursday at  11:00 AM ET (8:00 AM PT).  Details with abstracts and registration links for each of the webinars are in the attached Word Document or you can register by clicking on the registration link below.

The abstracts for the session are provided in the attached document. DOORS Abstracts Q2 2016

Date Webcast series –  Thursday 11:00 ET for approximately 1 hour        DNG on 1st Thursday and DOORS 9.x on 3rd Thursday Speaker Registration Link
3/17/2016 Creating Traceability in DOORS and Beyond – The Various Methods Jim Marsh, IBM Register

4/7/2016 Importing and Exporting with DOORS Next Generation Carlos Ramirez, IBM Register

4/21/2016 An Automated Method for Collecting Metrics Kori Haynes, Crane Aerospace Register

5/5/2016 Exploring Navigation in DOORS Next Generation Ed Gentry, IBM Register

5/19/2016 DOORS 101: An Introduction to DOORS 9.6 Rick Learn, IBM Register

6/2/2016 Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) for Custom Reports Across the Lifecycle (DNG, RQM, and Rhapsody) Don Cunningham, IBM Register

6/16/2016 Customizing DOORS and Web Access to Speed up Reviews and Save Lives Cliff Sadler, Brockwell Technologies (US Army) Register

How to troubleshoot document generation in DNG

When starting with DNG and document generation or when deploying new reports on the server the RRDG log is an invaluable resource for troubleshooting problems on the RRDG server.  As expected the log provides detailed information on errors and additional information including performance data.

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All the DNG logs can be access at https://server:9443/rm/logs.  The log for document generation is rrdg.log which is located towards the end of the list.

By default the RRDG log is set on WARN level which means only warnings and errors will be logged. This is the recommended setting for most production servers but if you need to troubleshoot document generation you should increase the level and set it to INFO.

Changing the log level is done in the logger configuration page https://server:9443/rm/logs/config by setting the INFO/DEBUG level  to the com.ibm.rational.rrdg logger

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