Rational Focal Point Fix Pack 2 ( for 6.5.2

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IBM Rational Focal Point version has been made generally available, and contains fixes to Rational Focal Point 6.5.2 including all predecessor fix packs.

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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 functions 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.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.
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.


Refer Rational Focal Point 6.5.2 Release document.

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

You can install Rational Focal Point either as a direct installation, or as an upgrade.

Direct installation of Rational Focal Point

Prerequisite: You need IBM Installation Manager version 1.5.1 or later, to install Rational Focal Point.

  1. Download Rational Focal Point, Version fix pack from Fix Central.
  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>\\disk1\disktag.inf..
  4. Click Install to directly install the complete package.

Upgrading to Rational Focal Point
  1. Download Rational Focal Point, Version fix pack from Fix Central.
  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>\\disk1\disktag.inf.
  4. Click Update and proceed with the update.

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

For information about upgrading from earlier versions of Rational Focal Point to version, 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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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Focal Point 6.5.2. It contains 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
APAR PM13711 Server fails to create foreign keys
APAR PM32699 Formatting issues in the report generated from Rational Focal Point
APAR PM49688 Mirror attribute versus Link attribute with "Allow Links To All Other Workspaces" enabled
APAR PM57259 View rule on ‘Number of FP/Workspace Logins is 0’ does not work
APAR PM59972 Incoming link attribute is not getting updated correctly when elements switch between views
APAR PM60763 "Required" comparisons change while prioritizing selected elements
APAR PM61167 Table view and sorting on ID
APAR PM61576 Incremental search in tree view: Search text is not displayed in the browser status bar
APAR PM65769 Set access for <...> attribute in views can be extremely slow
APAR PM67838 Unable to reset a user password if the oldPasswords column is too long in the usersession table
APAR PM69105 “Online user” lists several workspaces for the same user
APAR PM69479 Creating subset filter from filter view gives incorrect result
APAR PM72422 Incorrect message displayed for password change
APAR PM74314 Settings for "View Chart" in the time grid is not saved on exit
APAR PM75647 Export to Microsoft Excel takes time
APAR PM75950 "Test view for another member" gives incorrect result
APAR PM75953 For matrix attribute with float values having decimal separators, the separator gets exported as . (period)
APAR PM76652 Difference in behavior in different browsers, when a URL is entered in a text attribute
APAR PM76680 Rational Focal Point: SOAP address is using incorrect port number
APAR PM76731 Session time-out does not direct to the login screen when the user clicks on homepage tabs
APAR PM77067 Advanced > Online Users displays wrong workspace
APAR PM77079 Editing Title/ID of elements takes approximately 20 minutes
APAR PM77323 “Inherited from” and “Roles” attribute for members
APAR PM77376 "Evaluate expression" fails for very long expressions
APAR PM77618 Internet Explorer crashes while adding text to the text attribute
APAR PM77731 Unable to upload large files in file attribute with DB2 as the database
APAR PM77753 Rational Focal Point group attribute statistics row show a combined row
APAR PM77820 Internet Explorer 7.0: On Edit mode, description text is not displayed completely when the focus shifts to other attributes
APAR PM77852 Hyperlink does not work in text attributes that ends with a dot (.)
APAR PM78088 Help to be updated with the description on view icons
APAR PM78098 In Internet Explorer 7.0, the delete icons are not getting aligning with the margin of the text box
APAR PM78164 Bulleted list and numbered list formats in Internet Explorer is different from how it is displayed in Firefox
APAR PM78472 Cannot delete a file attribute (when there is only one file attribute) while the adding element form is open, and the element is not yet created
APAR PM78506 Add button disappear when the filter does not have any element
APAR PM78592 Root folder is displayed twice when a filter is applied on a view that contains no elements and has, Group by enabled
APAR PM78594 Timegrid import is not explained in the Help
APAR PM78604 Error "CRFFP0344E The element cannot be displayed because it is no longer part of this view or is hidden by the current filter" for specific views
APAR PM78691 Dynamic table: Hover text (tooltip ) is not very user friendly
APAR PM78700 Internet Explorer 7.0: Text in tooltip overflows the tooltip frame
APAR PM78796 Access information for View, First Access, Last Accessed By etc. are not recorded for Add Views
APAR PM78813 Integration Link > Allowed Service Providers do not work in Internet Explorer 7.0
APAR PM78913 Renaming Matrix attribute removes the default expressions in Matrix cells
APAR PM78914 Improve the warning message displayed when elements are updated using Microsoft Excel import and some attributes for some elements have been locked
APAR PM78918 Search results that span multiple pages, display "No Hits" when user try to navigate to next or later pages
APAR PM79001 Default value is not being saved for a new text attribute

Change history

This release contains fixes to defects found in earlier versions. For a list of defects fixed, refer to the Fix List.

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)?
Focal Point 6.5.2 Fix Pack 2 for Linux 14 Dec 2012 English 865530374 FC
Focal Point 6.5.2 Fix Pack 2 for Solaris 14 Dec 2012 English 865530374 FC
Focal Point 6.5.2 Fix Pack 2 for Windows 14 Dec 2012 English 865530374 FC

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM59319, PM67227, PM71604, PM72209, PM72214, PM72943, PM73025, PM73405, PM73408, PM73409, PM73410, PM73484, PM73580, PM74601, PM74608, PM74716, PM74831, PM75204, PM75318, PM75695, PM75933, PM75944, PM75951, PM75958, PM75961, PM75969, PM75970, PM75971, PM75973, PM75974, PM76468, PM76475, PM76611, PM76647, PM76657, PM76710, PM76902, PM76904, PM76906, PM76960, PM77252, PM77620, PM77818, PM77932, PM78491, PM78501, PM78978

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