Setting up RPE and DOORS DXL Security

As discussed here setting up RPE and DOORS has become more complex with RPE 1.1.1.2 and DOORS 9.3. See the attached presentation for a detailed discussion of what is the process to correctly setup RPE and DOORS DXL Security

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RRC 2.0.0.3 upgraded to RRDG 1.1.2

RRC 2.0.0.3 has been upgraded to use RRDG 1.1.2. This brings 2 major changes to the integration:

  • templates created with the latest RPE version can be used – until now the embedded RRDG could only use templates created with RPE 1.1.1 and older. This also means that an RRC user can take advantage of all the new features available in RRDG 1.1.2 when designing templates
  • a RPE license is no longer needed to run custom reports

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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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