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Size limit of attachments for Work Items

Technote (FAQ)


Is there a limitation on the size of an attachment that can be used in IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Work Items and, if so, is there a way to modify this limit?


You would like to include a large attachment in a work item that might exceed any maximum size.



By default, the maximum size of an attachment that can be added to a Work Item in RTC is 50 MB.

It is possible to modify this limit. However, it is not advisable to go with this unless an overall impact in terms of performance of RTC, network usage and other factors are considered, that doing so might affect.

Here are the steps to modify this limit :

  1. Login to RTC Change and Configuration Management (CCM) as the admin user using the link: https://[host_name]:[port]/ccm/admin

  2. Go to Advanced Properties or use the direct URL:

  3. Search for the entry in Work Item Component

  4. Edit the Maximum Attachment Size to a required value and save the changes

Document information

More support for: Rational Team Concert
Work Items

Software version: 3.0.1, 4.0,, 4.0.1, 4.0.2

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1641142

Modified date: 23 September 2013