Rational Publishing Engine (v2.0) for Rhapsody – Training

Andy Lapping has published a fantastic training material for using Rational Publishing Engine with Rational Rhapsody on https://ibm.app.box.com/s/w2wti775zkn25uxzh2io7yixkgraz4wi

This is one the best,  if not the best, education material I’ve seen for RPE and Rhapsody and it adds to Andy’s already long list of contributions to RPE. @Andy – thank you so much for all the help.


The training gives an introduction to RPE and continues with basic concepts before elaborating on advanced techniques. Everything is beautify explained and the concepts are introduced incrementally in a way that it is easy to follow and understand.


  1. Overview of Rational Publishing Engine

Basic Techniques

  1. Creating Basic Templates for Rhapsody
  2. Formatting in RPE
  3. Filtering and Conditions
  4. Bookmarks and Hyperlinks
  5. Debugging Templates
  6. Creating Advanced Templates for Rhapsody
  7. RPE in a Jazz Environment
  8. Troubleshooting

Advanced Techniques

  1. Recursing Through Rhapsody Project Structures
  2. Variables and ‘Looking Down the Tree’
  3. Casting
  4. Reporting on Multiple Rhapsody Projects

End of support notification: Rational Publishing Engine 1.1.0

Rational Publishing Engine 1.1.0 will reach End of Support on 2016-04-30. For more information please visit the IBM software support lifecycle site.

RPE 1.1.0 was our second release, delivered only six months after RPE 1.0.

IBM Rational Support RSS feeds

I have recently discovered an RSS feed for all the support documents concerning Rational Publishing Engine:  RPE Support RSS. Technotes, interim fixes, APARs  are present there.

You can get more feeds from the IBM Support Feeds page. Here are some examples for producys typically used with RPE:

You can even RPE to produce PDF/Word from these feeds using this RPE Community Template. You can use this template for any RSS 2.0 enabled site such as the BBC News Feed.

Product support content for Rational Publishing Engine

A useful link when troubleshooting RPE is the Product support content for Rational Publishing Engine page which lists all known issues and recent APARs for the product along with workarounds where available.