This document describes how to download and install IBM® Rational® Focal Point, Version 188.8.131.52
Rational Focal Point is a portfolio planning solution that teams can use to make collaborative, objective decisions to deliver business value to customers. Teams can use Rational Focal Point to identify priorities, and then deliver products and projects with the highest business and customer value.
Rational Focal Point Version 184.108.40.206 release supports export to Excel 2007 format. The Excel 2007 format supports export of more than 256 attributes or columns. This release also includes defect fixes to previous versions of the product.
Note: Rational Focal Point templates that are created in Rational Publishing Engine Document Studio 220.127.116.11 will not work if the reports are generated using Rational Publishing Engine Launcher 1.1.1 or using an earlier version of Rational Focal Point.
Complete the preinstallation tasks that are relevant to your installation environment. For more information, see ″Preinstallation tasks″ in the Installation Guide.
If you are installing Rational Focal Point, Version 18.104.22.168 for the first time, download the complete package from the Fix Central link that is provided at the bottom of this page. For install instructions, see "Installing Rational Focal Point" topic in the Installation Guide.
If you have Rational Focal Point, Version 6.4.1, 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 installed:
Note: While upgrading to Rational Focal Point, Version 188.8.131.52, you must select the Save Files for Rollback option in the Installation Manager.
- Download Rational Focal Point, Version 184.108.40.206 fix pack from Fix Central specified at the bottom of this page.
- Extract the 220.127.116.11-IRFP-fixpack1_upgrade.zip files to a temporary directory.
- In the IBM Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and add the locally downloaded Rational Focal Point, Version 18.104.22.168 repository location to the list of repositories. For example, <temporary directory>\22.214.171.124-IRFP-fixpack1_upgrade\diskTag.inf.
- Use the Update packages wizard of Installation Manager and proceed with the update.
Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at
As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.
The following links run customized queries of the live Support knowledge base:
- View all known problems for Rational Focal Point Version 126.96.36.199
- View all known problems for Rational Focal Point Version 6.4.1
- View all known problems for Rational Focal Point
|Install Guide for Rational Focal Point 188.8.131.52||English||256000|
The Rational Focal Point version 184.108.40.206 package is available for download from Fix Central. The link to download the package from Fix Central is provided below.
This release contains fixes for the following APARs:
|PM11535||View access violated when comparing the version values in elements in Rational Focal Point 220.127.116.11.|
|PM15635||When calling methods getElementHistory(),getAttributeHistory() from Rational Focal Point web services there is no response returned.|
|PM23291||Error when generating reports from Rational Publish Engine 18.104.22.168 and Rational Focal Point 22.214.171.124.|
|PM15628, PM17080||A module with more than 1000 attributes does not work.|
|PM15419||"No access" error is displayed when a regular user sends account information using "Users View"|
|PM20350||Choice attribute with item value '-' exported as blank to Excel.|
|PM13690||Visualization views displays invalid data (XML) after upgrade to 126.96.36.199|
|PM13799||Editing the view definition clears the values in the view rules.|
|PM16967||Rational Focal Point fails to start on upgrade to version 188.8.131.52.|
|PM02367||Notifications are deactivated.|
|PM22102||Danish characters that are entered in notification text (header or footer) is invalid on saving and editing.|
|PM17082||Deleting matrix attributes with expressions displays an error message when DB2 database is used.|
|PM16293||No progress bar is visible on exporting large data to Excel. A blank pop-up is displayed.|
|PM16917||Notifications mails, changes are not grouped when multi-edit is involved.|
|PM18170||OK and Cancel buttons is not visible when sending an element link through Internet Explorer.|
|PM13540||<BR> tag used in homepage message is lost for members inheriting the homepage.|
|PM14534||Text on the right pane of Visualize view stacked bar chart is displayed incorrectly.|
|PM16652||DB2 transaction logs are filled up fast. Login fails.|
|PM17181||Import from Excel, elements created with no value for mandatory link attributes.|
|PM14994||Reports not sent automatically via email.|
|PM16452||Parent Folder names does not contain folder path in 2d attribute statistics view.|
|PM14447||Unable to edit attribute. Only the options to save and cancel are displayed.|
|PM13538, PM13537||Filter applied on date attribute is reset to today's date on setting another rule.|
|PM13917||Search by escaping special characters does not work.|
|PM16200||Upgrade from Rational Focal Point version 6.3 to 6.4 fails with Oracle DB that contains workspaces with ID greater than 999.|
|PM22639||Unable to send email from server address.|
|PM14915||"Full Display" displays more elements than is displayed in the previous list.|
|PM13591||Notifications are not handled correctly when multi-edit of elements are done on the notification view.|
|PM20232||Default value set in Add view for Owner attribute is not retained.|
|Download||RELEASE DATE||LANGUAGE||SIZE(Bytes)||Download Options|
|Fix central download||11/12/2010||English||450540139||HTTP|
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