Starting Rational System Architect results in "unable to create project" error

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Problem(Abstract)

Attempts to start a session results in the error "unable to create project" in IBM Rational System Architect (SA).

Symptom

Starting SA, while the Creating application objects message is shown in the status bar, an error similar to either of the following two is displayed.

Attempts to press OK can result in the error to reoccur for a different macro (.mac) file name in the message.

The macro file names SA_SNL_SOA.mac or Apply Rank.mac may be included in the message. The error is known to occur multiple times.

  • System Architect - VBA
    Unable to create project:
    C\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Rational\System Architect Suite\System Architect\C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Rational\System Architect Suite\System Architect for SOA\SA_SNL_SOA.mac




  • System Architect - VBA
    Unable to create project:
    C\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Rational\System Architect Suite\System Architect\C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Rational\System Architect Suite\System Architect\Focal Point\Apply Rank.mac




Cause

The path to the SA Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro (.mac) files is incorrectly specified.

Resolving the problem

Rename the user profile folder for System Architect and remove the entries for the macros in the master sa2001.def file. The procedure is:

  1. Close System Architect

  2. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\UID\Application Data\Telelogic\ on Microsoft Windows Server 2008

    or

    Browse to C:\Users\UID\AppData\Local\Telelogic on Microsoft Windows 7.

    Note: In both path examples, replace UID with your user name.

  3. Rename the System Architect folder to System Architect OLD

  4. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Telelogic\System Architect on Microsoft Windows Server 2008

    or

    Browse to C:\ProgramData\Telelogic\System Architect on Microsoft Windows 7

  5. Make a backup copy of the sa2001.def file.

  6. Open the sa2001.def file in a text editor.

  7. Delete the entries for the SA_SLN_SOA.mac and the Apply Rank.mac paths.

    For example, the lines may look like this before editing:
    PermanentAutoLoad4=C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Rational\System Architect Suite\System Architect\Focal Point\Apply Rank.mac
    PermanentAutoLoad5=C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Rational\System Architect Suite\System Architect for SOA\SA_SLN_SOA.mac


  8. Save the sa2001.def file.

  9. Close the sa2001.def file.

  10. Start System Architect.

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Rational System Architect
General Information

Software version:

11.4, 11.4.0.1, 11.4.0.2, 11.4.0.3, 11.4.1, 11.4.1.1, 11.4.1.2, 11.4.2, 11.4.2.1, 11.4.2.2

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1622158

Modified date:

2013-01-15

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