Office 2007 documents with RPE

Generating such documents is very simple with RPE: specify the output document’s extension to be either .docx (Word Document in Open Office XML format ) or .docm (Word Macro-Enabled Document). Use .docm if you need to run macros.

See this for a list of Microsoft Office 2007 filename extensions

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DXL errors when running DOORS reports from RPE

When you try to run a document generation either from the “Publish” menu in DOORS or from RPE stand alone you get a DXL error like the one bellow:

-E- DXL: <C:\Program Files\IBM\Rational\Publishing Engine\1.1.1.2\source\DOORS\dxl\doors driver\getDOORSVersion.dxl:3> could not open include file (source/DOORS/dxl/doors driver/getDOORSVersion.inc) (No such file or directory)
Included from:
<Line:1>

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OSLC and Reporting

OSLC stands for Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration .

Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (also known as OSLC or Open Services) is a community and set of specifications for Linked Lifecycle Data. The community’s goal is to help product and software delivery teams by making it easier to use lifecycle tools in combination.

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Understand the Reportable APIs

One of the key aspects in creating a successful report with RPE  is a good understanding of the problem domain and the reportable API used. Guess working your way while creating the template relying only on the schema information can be a very frustrating process.

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