ClearQuest 7.1.x client Feature Comparison Matrix

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Question

In IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.1.x, what are the differences between ClearQuest Web, the Native client for Microsoft Windows, and the Eclipse-based clients?

Answer

Common Features
Record
ResultSet
Navigation
Favorites
Properties
UI Personalization
Administration
Rest APIs
Integrations

Fields with an light blue background denote features only available on ClearQuest Web 7.1.
N/A indicates that the feature is not applicable to that client. The technology does not permit it, or it does not apply to the context of that client.
N/A


Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
Common Features
Ability to resize Windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logon Screen remembers user id Yes Yes Yes No * Yes * See technote 1321012 for further information
List Schema Repositories at login Yes No No Yes Yes
List User Subscribed DBs at login Yes No No No Yes
Re-authentication on Session Timeout No Yes Yes No Yes
Support for caching user password No Yes Yes No * No * See technote 1321012 for further information
Ability to display context-sensitive help text Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to select dates from a calendar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to select multiple items in a list box Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to refresh result set Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Refresh only selected item Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Ability to run long running operations in the background No Yes Yes No Yes
Eclipse Update Manager for patches N/A No No No N/A
Ability to login on client startup Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Ability to view print preview result set Yes No No No No
Ability to modify header/footer information on print preview result set Yes No No No N/A
Ability to generate report from query result set Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Ability to view SQL pane in queries Yes Yes Yes No No
Ability to run actions on multiple entities Yes Yes Yes No Yes* * Only available with the Modify action. See technote 1410840.
IBM Group 1 Language support Globalization
(Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil))
Yes* Yes Yes Yes* Yes * Localized to Simplified Chinese and Japanese only.
Ability to find recent submissions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to find recently executed queries No No No Yes Yes
Ability to find records without executing queries Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to list records recently searched for (Find Record History) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
CQ Server Load Balancing N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes
CQ Web Application Load Balancing N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes
Welcome Name on Banner No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Schema/User DB on banner No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Toolbar Visual after Login No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Properties on UI No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
CQ Recent Items No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Type ahead capability within dynamic query filter list selections Yes No No No Yes RFE RATLC01289721 exists for this capability in the Eclipse RCP client
User UI Customization No Yes Yes No Yes
Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
Record
Ability to submit records Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to modify records Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to create email rules Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to modify email rules Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for dependent pick lists Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for non-interactive hook execution Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for internationalization (level 3) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to include hypertext in text fields Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Displays Record Form as Designed in the CQ Designer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Form Validation - Identifies required fields before and after submit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Record Script Hooks with Form Control Buttons Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Record Script Hooks with Form Control Context Menu Hooks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Record Script Hooks with Actions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Field Hooks, Permission Hooks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Field Hooks, Default Value Hooks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Field Hooks, Choice List Hooks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Global Scripts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Action Hooks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email Link to Record Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for attachments Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to print selected record Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to display records in different windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to find search text in defect Yes No No Yes Yes
Spell Checking the Text fields in a Record No Yes Yes No No
Ability to create Web address to form,
query report in a named frame or window.
No N/A N/A Yes Yes
Provide Login URL with userid and password for links to records,
queries and reports so that you don't get
prompted for user id and password
No N/A N/A Yes Yes
Provide URL to specific record using
record id instead of internal db id.
No N/A N/A Yes Yes
Record Script Hooks for Messages and Dialog Boxes Yes Yes Yes No N/A Regarding this functionality in the client for 7.0.x web clients: See the Using hooks in Rational ClearQuest Web topic in the ClearQuest Information Center.

It states you cannot have message boxes in the client for web.

Field Hooks, Value Change Realtime Yes Yes Yes No N/A Regarding this functionality in the client for 7.0.x web clients: See the Using hooks in Rational ClearQuest Web topic in the ClearQuest Information Center.

It has a section on "Special considerations for Value Changed field hooks in ClearQuest Web".

Field Hooks, Validation, Realtime Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Support for dynamic lists (choice lists) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to import/export multiple submit record defaults No Yes Yes No No
Duplicate Choose from List Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Ability to configure Print Record functionality Yes No No No N/A
Build Query in Browse Record Type Dialog for Reference Records Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Ability to find duplicates for selected record Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Ability to open attachments with internal editor No Yes No No Eclipse Plug-in Only
Ability to multi-select records Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Ability to update multi-select records Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Ability to save defaults Yes Yes* Yes* Yes** Yes * Uses a more flexible "templates" approach that can be shared (Eclipse)
** Submit Records short cuts can be used as a template to pre-populate new records with predetermined values (Web Java 7.0.1)
Ability to load defaults Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Support for record export to XML No Yes Yes No Yes
Select a row in Resultset, and if user pref is "No Split View" then the CQ Record will open in main container tab of Content Pane No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Customized view of CQ Record (Table View), by clicking the Table icon No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Customize the fields to be displayed by clicking the pencil icon during the Table view No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Customization is persisted per Record Type per user No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Right click to access all related records No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Type ahead capability No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
open record in new window No Yes Yes No Yes
Records opened in new window can be stacked towards bottom right of screen No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
ResultSet
Ability to search within query results (CTRL-F) No No No No Yes
Ability to export reports to other formats (PDF) Yes Yes ** Yes ** Yes Yes PDF export with Crystal Reports and BIRT formats only.

** Export options only available when running reports using the Report Server option.
Ability to export reports to other formats (Word) Yes * Yes ** Yes ** Yes Yes Microsoft Word export with Crystal Reports and BIRT formats only.

* Word file is saved in a Rich-Text File formatting

** Export options only available when running reports using the Report Server option.
Ability to modify query parameters from results set Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Result Set Navigation to go to First or Last Result Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to export results set Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to print results set Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to display results set and record form simultaneously Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to drill down on query results (display parent/child relationships) No Yes Yes No No
Support for drill-down in result sets No Yes Yes No No
Ability to zoom in on Result Set for easier viewing Yes No No No No
Configurable result set updating No Yes Yes No No
Ability to sort columns in result set Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Suppress field from being displayed in the result set Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Support for displaying multiple query results views No Yes Yes No Yes
Ability to reformat results set grid (sort by clicking column title) Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Web customization result set presentation scheme No N/A N/A No Yes
Support for Table Tree View No Yes Yes No No
Column Sorting (client side [default]- user pref) No Yes Yes No Yes
Column Sorting (Server side - user pref) No Yes Yes No Yes
Column Resizing No Yes Yes No Yes
Customize Result View by Show/Hide Columns ( pencil Icon) No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Show Multiple Query Result Sets No Yes Yes No Yes
Right-Click for Context Menu on result set No Yes Yes No Yes
Multi-select by SHFT-Click in result set No Yes Yes No Yes
Multi-select by CTRL-Click in result set No Yes Yes No Yes
Multi-Select, Right-Click should enable Batch Update No Yes Yes No Yes
Navigation
Ability to create queries Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to create reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to execute reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to execute charts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to create public queries Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for context sensitive functionality Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to modify Workspace ACLs No Yes Yes No Yes
Ability to view Workspace ACLs No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to preview Workspace ACLs during edit No Yes Yes No Yes
Workspace Refresh No Yes Yes No Yes
Ability to create new workspace folders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Right click context menu on folders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Right click context menu on sub-folders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to define startup query Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to execute startup query on log in Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to create short cuts (Query, Reports, Charts and Records) Yes No No Yes Yes
Support for context sensitive menus for workspace objects Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to email query or report Yes No No Yes Yes
expand/collapse folder in navigation area Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to create charts Yes Yes Yes No Yes* * Capability included in BIRT reporting
Ability to drill down on charts Yes Yes Yes No Yes* * Capability included in BIRT reporting
Ability to import query from another user Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Ability to execute multiple startup queries on log in Yes Yes Yes No No
Support for viewing and changing mastership of query objects Yes Yes Yes No No
Ability to display multiple databases in a single workspace No Yes Yes No No
Ability to drag and drop items Yes Yes Yes No No
Ability to drag and drop in workspace No Yes Yes No Yes
Support for workspace restoration after session expiration No Yes Yes No Yes
Animation during expand No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Tree area increase/Decrease with nodes No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Tree expand restore to previous state if Error No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
Favorites
Add Favorite from Navigator No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Remove Favorite No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Add Favorite from ResultSet No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Add Favorite from Record Details View No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Check the Image decorators for items in Favorites No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Modifying the Query Definition does not effect the link No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Modify the CQ Record does not effect the link No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Properties
Lt-Click Navigator Item to Load properties for Folder and leaf node No Yes Yes No Yes
Execute Query on Navigator to Load Query meta data in properties No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
View a CQ Record by clicking the result set to load some of the Record properties No Yes Yes No Yes
UI Personalization
Save the splitter resizing between views No No No No Yes
Customized view of CQ Record (Table View), by clicking the Table icon No No No No Yes
Click on Preferences on Global toolbar No No No No Yes
Hide/ view CQ Properties view using Preferences No No No No Yes
Hide/View Help view using Preferences No No No No Yes
Hide/View Split view of ResultSet and CQ Record No Yes Yes No Yes
Persist the number of records viewed in result set No Yes Yes No Yes
Display customized record view by default No No No No Yes
Resultset sorting method (client/Server) No Yes Yes No Yes
Administration
Ability to update user profile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for restricted access Yes No No Yes Yes
Support for CQ MultiSite* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for automatic email notification Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site Configuration Options No N/A N/A Yes Yes
Provide getlogonstats.asp -
LoginName EMail Phone Full Name
Total Active Sessions, Empty Sessions,
Server PID Restricted vs Non.
No N/A N/A Yes Yes
Ability to switch between databases without logging in No No No Yes No
Support for a ClearQuest console containing workspace action history No Yes Yes No No
Support for administrative functionality Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Toolbar will have two options Configuration and Monitoring No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Configuration will open in Floating pane No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Server Work Thread Count No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Active HTTP Session threshold No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Maximum Active Servers No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Recycle Server Http session Limit No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Recycle Server Lifetime Limit No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Recycle server ONC RPC call Limit No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
View all the active CQ RPC servers with metadata No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Login Stats ( view all active users) No No No Yes Yes
Refresh Monitoring screen view No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Allow CQ Workspace for Restricted User No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Capability List
Native Windows Client
Eclipse Plug-in
CQ Client for Eclipse
CQ Web
Notes
v7.1
v7.1
v7.1
v7.0.1
v7.1
REST APIs
URLs published to access various use cases in XML or ATOM format No No No No Yes Only available on CQ Web 7.1
Integrations
Base ClearCase ClearQuest Integration (Native CC to CQ Web) N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes
CC UCM support in CQ (Work on action) Yes Yes Yes No No
CC UCM support in CQ (View change sets) Yes Yes No Yes Yes
CC UCM support in CQ (Synchronization of headlines w/CC ) Yes Yes No Yes Yes
UCM ClearCase ClearQuest Integration (Native CC to CQ Web) N/A N/A N/A No No
RequistePro integrations Associate a defect with a requirement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integration to Microsoft Project Yes No No No No Microsoft Project 2007 Supported
Test Manager: Create defect from TestCase Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Test Manager: View defect from TestCase; View TestCase from Defect Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Eclipse/IDE Java integration N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A
Ability to generate SoDA reports Yes No No No N/A



Fields with an light blue background denote features only available on ClearQuest Web 7.1.
N/A denotes features that are not applicable to that client. The technology does not permit it, or it does not apply to the context of that client.
N/A



Related information

System Requirements for ClearQuest 7.1.x
System Requirements for ClearQuest 7.0.x

Cross Reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational ClearQuest Client - Eclipse Plug-in
Software Development Rational ClearQuest Client - Eclipse RCP
Software Development Rational ClearQuest Client - Native Windows
Software Development Rational ClearQuest Web Client (7.1)
Software Development Rational ClearQuest Web Java Client 7.0.1

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Rational ClearQuest
General Information

Software version:

7.1, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1322324

Modified date:

2009-09-22

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