IBM Rational Focal Point Version

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This document describes how to download and install IBM® Rational® Focal Point, Version

Download Description

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 contains defect fixes and the following enhancements:

  • Finnish translation is now available.

  • Version supports exporting large data as a CSV file if the number of cells selected for export exceeds the limit that is set in the database.

  • Perfomance of the internal caches have been improved.


Complete the preinstallation tasks that are relevant to your installation environment. For more information, see the installation guide in the information center.

This fix pack requires IBM Installation Manager, version 1.4.0 for direct installation.

Installation Instructions

Download the package from the Fix Central link provided at the bottom of this page. For more information, see the installation guide in the information center. You can install Rational Focal Point either as a direct installation, or as an upgrade.

  • Direct installation of
    1. Download Rational Focal Point, Version fix pack from Fix Central specified at the bottom of this page.
    2. Extract the files to a temporary directory.
    3. In the IBM Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and add the locally downloaded Rational Focal Point, Version repository location to the list of repositories. For example, <temporary directory>\\diskTag.inf.
    4. Click Install to directly install the complete package.
  • Upgrading to
Note: If you have installed earlier versions using Installation Manager 1.3.X with the Save Files for Rollback option cleared, you must select the Save Files for Rollback option in the Installation Manager before upgrading to Rational Focal Point, Version
  1. Download Rational Focal Point, Version fix pack from Fix Central specified at the bottom of this page.
  2. Extract the files to a temporary directory.
  3. In the IBM Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and add the locally downloaded Rational Focal Point, Version repository location to the list of repositories. For example, <temporary directory>\\diskTag.inf.
  4. Click Update and proceed with the update.

Download package

The Rational Focal Point version package is available for download from Fix Central. To be able to download the package, you must have valid credentials. The link to download the complete package from Fix Central is provided below.

Problems solved

APAR Description
PK99673 Incorrect maillog for new user.
PM12966 User with no access to folders was able to modify the Root folder.
PM21954 FocalPoint XSS, servlet filter. Resistance to cross-site scripting is improved.
PM26410 Multiple updates through Excel import for List Text attributes ignores part of text.
PM28221 Matrix attribute update through excel does not updates all cells if 'Lock Values' is enabled.
PM28753 Right frame does not load when accessing the elements on a Focal Point server.
PM29549 Right-click menu on editing text attribute is different when formatting is enabled in IE 8, No option to Copy Text in IE. Ctrl+C enables copying formatted text, see technote 1470106.
PM29719 Unable to remove formatting from text copied from Word, see technote 1470343.
PM29753 ChoiceAttributetext business rule problem with choice item containing character like "&".
PM29948 Documentation: Compare sheet option in TimeGrid attribute and its behaviour.
PM30377 LinkInfo business rule shows information that has links, but is not clickable.
PM30428 When importing a workspace with a user whose full name is in non-ASCII characters to a Rational Focal Point 6.5 instance where the user do not exist, a login name is generated when the user is added. The login name is unique, based on the first five characters of the full name.
PM31043 Performance issue, due to cache system. Ehcache has been upgraded to 2.3.1.
PM31238 Focal Point 6.5 help manual still has information on the RPE Engine configuration.
PM31255 Send a link from "module name" to a member of this workspace is slower for regular users.
PM31325 ListAttributeSum example mistake.
PM31353 Excel import, date values are shown as Long values in the update sheet.
PM31476 Provide CSV option for export .
PM31903 Sending a link to an element to multiple users fails.
PM31960 User selection cleared by headline close. In the workflow configuration, the view selection is preserved when expanding and closing the view assignment section.
PM32037 Unable to import Excel 2003 spreadsheet.
PM32833 Duplicate users added to Focal Point.
PM32845 "Default value is an expression" is displayed for expressions and business rules in workflow while transitioning.
PM33080 Editing the Link attribute from the Statistics View/Full display fails.
PM33437 Attribute link intermitantly points to the wrong view or module target.
PM33445 Unable to update Link Attribute values by Excel Update.
PM33508 PA Service Layer VAS deleted on production after cleanup or deletion of other work spaces.Table ID and Project Id sync issues have been adressed.
PM33963 MailImport business rule, email address not imported.
PM34217 Heading and matrix attributes in report.
PM34220 Catalina logs are growing to ~10 Gb in a week. Cleanup of faulty index items from the index queue is improved.
PM34530 Regular user was able to access hidden workspaces via element link33.
PM34719 ''Hide Add Views In Menu' option cannot be unchecked for Saved Chart module.
PM34830 Aggregated time grid is not visible in elements.
PM34847 Docx files and contenttype, handling of uploaded.docx files is improved.
PM34914 "Parent Folder" attribute, sort order and folders.
PM35005 The same link can be updated multiple times in the List Link attribute using the Excel update function in Focal Point.
PM35123 Dates are changed for other elements when editing in Dynamic Table view.
PM35337 Attribute statistics on homepage does not work.
PM35339 Element link URL sent from Focal Point in a mail are not directly clickable.
PM35345 List sort order (performance). To improve performance, sorting is omitted when it is not displayed to the user.
PM35374 Invalid Charaters are displayed in Dynamic Table.
PM35453 Delay in element dropped from filter for Link attributes.
PM35746 FP is slow for some users in showing views.
PM35812 HTML tag in attribute names is visible in Group by.
PM35924 Focal Point displays different date in tree view and in table view.
PM36001 Attribute titles in dynamic view are partly hidden.
PM36371 A rare Error Occurred on displaying a View, while an entry of access is made into the viewaccess log.
PM36470 Attribute help-popup displays all over the place in IE8.
PM36479 UserManagerImpl does not use a cache.
PM36574 Multiedit of choice attribute after applying "Group by" feature, does not refresh list.
PM36664 "No user found" message on searching a user during a Add member operation.
PM36678 Web-service not working when accessing Baselined elements in Focal Point.
PM36821 Duplicate User IDs are being created.
PM37349 FP slow for users using group by.
PM38036 Link value with symbol '->' is not shown correctly when elements are grouped by using Group By Attribute option.
PM38155 View rule random changes.
PM38516 Remember popup size and position, menu width and tree width.

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Fix central download 2011-06-03 English 281108748 FC

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Product Alias/Synonym

Rational Focal Point

Problems (APARS) fixed
PK99673, PM12966, PM21954, PM26410, PM28221, PM28753, PM29549, PM29719, PM29753, PM29948, PM30377, PM30428, PM31043, PM31238, PM31255, PM31325 , PM31353, PM31476, PM31903, PM31960 , PM32037, PM32833, PM32845, PM33080, PM33437, PM33445, PM33508, PM33963, PM34217, PM34220, PM34530, PM34719, PM34830, PM34847, PM34914, PM35005, PM35123, PM35337, PM35339, PM35345, PM35374, PM35453, PM35746, PM35812, PM35924, PM36001, PM36371, PM36470, PM36479, PM36574, PM36664, PM36678, PM36821, PM37349, PM38036, PM38155, PM38516

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