Navigating to diagram in IBM Rational Tau does not open the diagram

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Navigating to diagram in IBM Rational Tau does not open the diagram


When trying to navigate to a diagram from IBM Rational DOORS, Tau is opened but not the diagram in question. The same goes for selecting 'open in Tau' for other Tau Elements


This is caused by an issue in the client of DOORS which has been corrected in version

Resolving the problem

Install version or later of the DOORS client

In order to correct your existing modules follow the steps below:

  1. Open DOORS client
  2. Select 'Tools - Options...'
  3. On the 'Settings' tab, check 'Advanced system attributes'
  4. Click 'OK'
  5. Open the DOORS module in
  6. Right-click any UML-Object and select 'Properties...'
  7. Select the 'Attributes' tab and in there the 'UML Guid' attribute
  8. Press the 'View/Edit...' button
  9. Set the new value to: N/A
  10. Select 'Objects in current view'
  11. Press 'OK' and 'Yes' followed by another 'OK'
  12. Save the module
  13. Select 'Tau - from Tau'
  14. Save the module

Now the navigation should work fine

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Tau Not Applicable Windows 4.3,,,,

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