Opening a Rational Method Composer Work Product element: "Could not open the editor"

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Problem(Abstract)

Attempts to open a Work Product element with IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC) result in "Could not open the editor" error.

Symptom

RMC returns the following error.

Could not open the editor: org.eclipse.epf.uma.impl.ContentDescriptionImpl incompatible with org.eclipse.epf.uma.impl.WorkProductDescription

Cause

Data corruption in the RMC Workspace.

Resolving the problem

WORKAROUND

Rename the RMC Workspace.

NOTES

  • Do not delete the workspace, but rename it.
  • Make a backup for safety.



The RMC tool will recreate this workspace as soon as the tool opens the library again. If you saved the library in this workspace. make a backup of that library.



Steps to rename the Workspace

  1. Close RMC.

  2. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\IBM\RMC .

  3. Rename the workspace.752 folder to workspace.752.backup for RMC 7.5.2.

  4. Start RMC.



The tool should now load properly.

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Document information


More support for:

Rational Method Composer
Libraries

Software version:

7.5.2

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1621297

Modified date:

2012-12-28

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