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White Paper elements listed as a Concept type in Rational Method Composer

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to publish a web site results in having all the White Paper elements listed under the Concept and White Paper categories under the Guidance in IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC)


The Meta-model for RMC, which comes from the OMG Software Process Engineering Metamodel, defines a White Paper as a type of Concept. A White Paper element is defined in two types.

  1. Concept

  2. White Paper.

Resolving the problem


The following workround eliminates the White Paper elements from the Concept list.

1. Open the custom category that lists the concepts

2. Open the 'Assign' tab

3. Clear the Include Element of Type checkbox that has concepts as value

4. Create a query in the Query tab as following:

type IS 'Concept' AND
type IS NOT 'Whitepaper'

Alternatively, if you do not want to modify the original Concept list in the plug-in, you can create a replacing custom category in a separate plug-in.

Document information

More support for: Rational Method Composer

Software version: 7.5.1, 7.5.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1615329

Modified date: 12 November 2012