Rational Focal Point 6.5.2

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IBM Rational Focal Point 6.5.2 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage Web site.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functionality or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
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Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.


For information on configuring your computer prior to installing, refer Preinstallation tasks documentation.

For system requirements, refer System requirements documentation.

To generate a custom guide based on your install or upgrade scenario, see the Interactive guide for installing or upgrading Rational Focal Point.

Installation Instructions

For information about installing Rational Focal Point, version 6.5.2, see Installation road map.

For information about upgrading from earlier versions of Rational Focal Point to version 6.5.2, see Upgrading from earlier versions.

Note: To install or start IBM Installation Manager on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL 6.0/6.1 x86_64 (64-bit) machine, you must install 32-bit OS system libraries on your system. For information, see IBM Installation Manager technote 1459143.

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Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a service release of IBM Rational Focal Point 6.5.2. It contains new features as well as fixes for client reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

For known issues, refer the Known problems and limitations section of the Release notes documentation.

List of open APARs:

APAR Description
PK98534 Option "If a homepage window is empty (no view result) hide the window completely" is not inherited.
PM24516 Rational Focal Point's Microsoft Project add-on displays installation error in Korean OS
PM32699 Report generated from Rational Focal Point has formatting issues.
PM32708 License Feature (user-based) for user "Admin" works for all users
PM54972 Bulk editing is not possible for CALM Link attribute in Rational Focal Point
PM55127 Copy of Description
PM55130 Allocation of Rational Focal Point artifacts
PM55944 Group by Integer and Date attributes
PM56682 Stacked bar chart displays only certain names of the criteria
PM57147 Erratic graphs in Project Stats tab in IA
PM57259 View Rule on ‘Number of FP/Workspace Logins is 0’ does not work
PM57631 History, user updates and RDS
PM58240 Default value field for the number of rows and columns for Text attribute should be reconfigurable
PM59319 Delete member and behavior in History, for Owner attribute
PM59457 Search performance issue
PM59972 Incoming link attribute is not updating correctly when elements switch between views
PM60087 Incorrect criteria name is displayed when there are two criteria listening to the same Estimate attribute
PM60688 LinkInfo and link attributes behaviour in Public Home Page
PM60763 "Required" comparisons keep changing while prioritizing picked elements
PM60875 User Log > Last Login sorting is not based on the date
PM64034 Week numbers are missing in the calendar pop-up
PM64149 Deleted Users, and the Creator and Owner attributes for that user
PM65644 Boolean expression fails with Mirror attribute and negative values
PM65769 Set access for <...> attribute in views can be extremely slow
PM65987 Cancel button is missing from the pop-up although the pop-up displays message to click on Cancel.
PM66502 Unable to set URL in Create link in Description, due to presence of two http
PM66773 Order of links is different when Link attribute is edited via Dynamic table
PM67641 URL formatting does not accept mailto:info@examplecompany.com
PM67838 Unable to reset a user password if the oldPasswords column in usersession table is too long

Change history

For change history, refer the New features and enhancements section of the Release notes documentation.

Technical support

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM12731, PM20238, PM31918, PM37238, PM38368, PM48109, PM49688, PM49901, PM51025, PM51246, PM53637, PM53958, PM54528, PM54783, PM54969, PM54975, PM55027, PM55196, PM55289, PM55480, PM55652, PM55752, PM56035, PM56038, PM56039, PM56514, PM57991, PM58104, PM58124, PM58237, PM58334, PM58355, PM58625, PM58626, PM58633, PM58656, PM58745, PM58757, PM58873, PM59209, PM59453, PM59469, PM59597, PM59667, PM59768, PM59870, PM60395, PM60406, PM60407, PM60470, PM60481, PM60560, PM60780, PM60784, PM60950, PM61048, PM61166, PM61167, PM61251, PM61292, PM61365, PM61366, PM61576, PM61584, PM61586, PM61651, PM61770, PM61823, PM61840, PM61997, PM62055, PM62501, PM62513, PM62728, PM62733, PM62741, PM62853, PM62874, PM62889, PM62952, PM62997, PM63244, PM63255, PM63531, PM63935, PM64106, PM64130, PM64137, PM64216, PM64353, PM64439, PM64564, PM64655, PM64656, PM64836, PM64845, PM64846, PM64931, PM65172, PM65185, PM65302, PM65305, PM65315, PM65318, PM65627, PM65686, PM65817, PM66078, PM66093, PM66117, PM66538, PM66556

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