OSLC API and POX Profile simplifies CLM traceability

Further to OSLC + POXProfile post, RPE 2.1 with CLM 6.0.2 simplifies the data source configuration; especially while configuring dynamic data source for traceability reports.

Use OSLC / Permanent link for configuring the data source URL without having to modify the URL manually or through JavaScript. This simplifies the data source configuration to a great extent as the Permanent / OSLC links are available to the user from the product UI.

Watch video, created by Dragos, on requirement (DNG) to use case design (DM) traceability document generation using Permanent / OSLC links from DNG and DM without having to go through building Rest URL. Continue reading “OSLC API and POX Profile simplifies CLM traceability”

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No PhD required

CLM 6.0.2 comes with the server side implementation for the Plain Old XML profile or POXProfile. You can test this feature using one of the recent milestone builds.

Based on the name you might think “great, one more reporting “feature” that requires a PhD just to get a PDF of my data” but the Plain Old XML Profile is designed to remove much of the complexity associated with creating traceability documents in RPE.

In essence the POX profile allows a client (RPE, browser addon, curl etc) to request and receive Reportable REST XML from OSLC URLs. The feature is designed for document generation but you can use it whenever you need to access the XML representation of your data.

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The image above shows using the POX Profile to get Reportable REST XML from DNG using the FireFox Poster addon. The is URL obtained from DNG’s “Share link” dialog.

For document generation this essentially means that URL manipulation or additional server requests are no longer required for following links. See below for examples. This in turn translates into simpler templates that produce documents faster.

The POX profile complements well using JRS as it simplifies fetching additional data attributes which are not available to JRS such as images and rich text. For such properties you need to request the data from the point product itself starting from the OSLC URLs returned by JRS.

Below are some examples of the document generation flows with and without the POXProfile.  Please note that the client side implementation is not available in the RPE GA but we are working on it.

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