The OSLC CM REST API truncates multi-line fields

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When you use the OSLC CM REST API in IBM Rational ClearQuest, multi-line fields in the REST client are truncated for default installations whenever multi-line fields are greater than 2037 characters.


The multi-line field is an adjustable value in OSLC.

Multi-line fields that are greater than 2037 characters are truncated, only if you leave the value of the multi-line fields to the default of 2037 characters.

Resolving the problem

  1. On the CM server open the following directory.

    ClearQuest 8.0.x:

    C:\Program Files\IBM\RationalSDLC\ClearQuest\cqweb\cqwebprofile\installedApps\dfltCell\TeamEAR.ear\cqweb.war\WEB-INF\classes

    ClearQuest 7.1.x:

    C:\Program Files\IBM\RationalSDLC\common\CM\profiles\cmprofile\installedApps\

  2. Open the file The file should contain text similar to following:

  3. Change the line as follows.



  4. Restart the CM server.


  • You can change the parameter to any length that suites the size of your multi-line field
  • This consumes resources on the server. If you set a large value, performance will degrade accordingly.

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More support for:

Rational ClearQuest
CM Server

Software version:

7.1,,, 7.1.1,,,,,,,,,, 7.1.2,,,,,,,,,,,,, 8.0,,,,,,,,, 8.0.1,

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