Rational System Architect Fix Pack 4 (11.4.2.4) for 11.4.2

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Abstract

IBM Rational System Architect and IBM Rational System Architect XT 11.4.2.4 have been made generally available and contain fixes to version 11.4.2 including all predecessor fixes.

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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.

Prerequisites

IBM Rational System Architect version 11.4.2.4 is a full product download. You must uninstall previous versions of Rational System Architect on a machine in which you will install Rational System Architect 11.4.2.4.

The IBM Rational System Architect Suite comprises the products below.

The following products are included with the Rational System Architect 11.4.2.4 installer with its base license purchase:
IBM Rational System Architect
IBM Rational System Architect Compare Add On
IBM Rational System Architect Process Integrator for Microsoft Visio 2007
IBM Rational System Architect for SOA
IBM Rational System Architect for XML Add On

The following products are included with the Rational System Architect 11.4.2.4 installer and require additional license purchase:
IBM Rational System Architect for DoDAF Add On (includes DoDAF 2)
IBM Rational System Architect for DoDAF with ABM Add On (includes DoDAF 2)
IBM Rational System Architect for FEA Interface
IBM Rational System Architect for MODAF Add On
IBM Rational System Architect for NAF Add On
IBM Rational System Architect Publisher Add On
IBM Rational System Architect Simulator III Add On

The following products are available via separate installers and require additional license purchase:
IBM Rational System Architect XT Read Only
IBM Rational System Architect XT Read Write
IBM Rational System Architect for ERP Interface
IBM Rational System Architect for IAF

The following products are available via separate installers and do not require additional license purchase:
IBM Rational System Architect Cognos Bridge
IBM Rational System Architect for DOORS Interface
IBM Rational System Architect Presentation Integration
IBM Rational System Architect for SCOR Interface

As of the 11.4.1 version of the software, the following add-ons are now provided with the System Architect product--you no longer need to purchase them separately. If your keys for System Architect were issued before the System Architect 11.4.1 release, you must request new keys to enable these add-ons. Please contact your account manager.
Note: If you previously purchased these items, you will no longer need to pay maintenance on them.
IBM Rational System Architect Compare Add On
IBM Rational System Architect Process Integrator for Microsoft Visio 2007
IBM Rational System Architect for SOA
IBM Rational System Architect for XML Add On

Installation Instructions

Installation instructions can be found in the Information Center.

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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 System Architect 11.4.2. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
Test Results

Definitions

Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

Notes:
  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition
There are no known issues to report.

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

The following client reported defects were not resolved in this release:

APAR Headline
PM57946 CONTROL Property causing duplicate chapter entries for Model and Entity Name.
PM61782 Explorer Object Report attaches child symbols in wrong order in System Architect
PM63516 Can not add customized attributes using GROUP command into default TOGAF definitions' tab
PM64560 SA Dictionary Update can be unreasonably slow in large databases
PM64969 License is consumed when using links to SAXT reports in a different Workspace using System Architect XT
PM66029 The reference window does not refresh after an XML import of a custom diagram.
PM68219 Using Backspace key in a choices list shows previous page in guidebook.
PM69417 Message flow lines acrross pools reroute after XML import.
PM69560 The TESTPROC command logic is not working as expected.
PM69561 A custom chapter for application component does not display as expected.
PM71426 Hovering over a generated SVG-diagram steals focus and break Windows UX Guid
PM71513 SA 11.4.0Cannot move an association line in a particular Class diagram.
PM71897 Child Diagram list is hidden behind other symbols in SA Publisher v11.4.1
PM73050 Duplicate values in output when using Report Batch Facility SA 11.4.1.2
PM73624 Unable to add a new Chapter with properties to System DM2 in SA v11.4.2 (properties are left in wrong chapter)
PM74597 Not possible to add properties into a SUBDEFINITIONs Introduction tab
PM74599 Using CHAPTER "Introduction" creates a duplicate tab
PM74643 11.4.1.2 symbols are misaligned when copying diagram to Word
PM74974 11.4.2 SAXT reader mode does not support REFERENCES keyword in reports
PM75776 Audit value changed on unlocking object when no change has been made
PM76206 Removing (not purging) an embedded symbol removes relationship even if it exist in other diagram
PM76384 With Spanish locale settings in updater referencing a matrix by DDID results in Matrix definition not found.
PM76432 Adding Thing (DM2) compresses properties tabs to pages
PM76715 Documentation needs to reflect the default behavior of new depictions symbols and the set style option.
PM77158 Not possible to use Align Over in the 'Introduction' Chapter/Tab
PM77436 CSV import does not clear properties if it is in the last 'column'
PM79668 SA 11.4.2.1: Keyboard navigation will not work with diagrams, property window or welcome screen open
PM81002 Move a Toolbar while the Guidebook is open results in Rational System Architect hang
PM81328 Chapters Missing in Definitions when used as a subtype but properties are present
PM81717 Chapters and Properties missing from Definition Window when used with Subtype
PM82513 Upgrading or connecting to Oracle encyclopedia results in db error 80040e14 "XML parsing failed" in Rational System Architect
PM82870 Incorrect alignment in the Application Interface tab
PM83203 System Architect Default Publication Format not working
PM86075 Display mode options on the symbols in the diagrams change after encyclopedia is upgraded from SA v11.4.1.2 to SA v11.4.2.2
PM86876 Empty child diagrams created from BPMN2 Import
PM86877 SA: Diagram layout scrambled after BPMN2 imports diagrams
PM86878 SA Symbol Auto Resize not correct as property numbers increase
PM87161 Documentation is not current for installing Process Integrator for Rational System Architect
PM87167 Documentation is incorrect for installing saservice component of Process Integrator for Rational System Architect
PM87184 Documentation is missing the steps to configure Rational Focal Point workspace in Rational System Architect
PM87352 SAXT:Diagrams;4 lines of text in text area instead of 3 lines in SA
PM87536 Duplicate 'Access Data' tab added to definitions in SA v11.4.2.2
PM87803 Subtype of ToGAF definition get two introduction chapters
PM88138 SA 11.4.1 Crashes after adding definitions and hierarchies
PM88431 'Update DOORS' deletes the objects if the Identity is sent in SA v11.4.2.2
PM88848 Delay in presenting Dynamic Search window in SAXT updater mode from the time one clicks on Advanced search option.
PM89025 SA/XT - direct link to report uses Reader license - won't use Updater license
PM89598 DB locked when extract data to ODS using SA-Cognos bridge
PM89717 VBA password protected macros do not run automatically when SA start
PM89779 Symbol layering options (send to back/front or send back/forwards) not working correctly
PM89962 Attempts to delete workspace from an encyclopedia in SAEM, results in query timeout expired error
PM90236 11.4.2.2 crash when adding system definition to SV-4
PM90264 Placement of Sub-Interfaces names on Application Component Interface changes while resizing Application components
PM90271 "Request for Architecture Work" & "Statement of Architecture Work" not in the TOGAF Explorer tab view.
PM90281 Assigning an already used keyboard shortcut freezes System Architect
PM90282 Assigning an already used keyboard shortcut freezes System Architect
PM90300 SA/XT Freezes when selecting 'Choices' while creating a new definition with a LISTOF "xxx" REQUIRED property
PM90812 SV-7 report in SA 11.4.2.1 is not showing new Measurement type

Change history

Review the Rational System Architect 11.4 Versions: New Features and Enhancements for details on "What's New" in 11.4.2.4.

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
11.4.2 Fix Pack 4 14 Jun 2013 English 803577896 FC

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational System Architect XT Installation Windows 11.4.2.4


Problems (APARS) fixed
PM52265, PM52834, PM60634, PM66170, PM68089, PM69955, PM71899, PM72727, PM75354, PM75355, PM75987, PM76714, PM77510, PM77590, PM78078, PM79611, PM81667, PM81773, PM82200, PM82382, PM82569, PM82777, PM82867, PM83602, PM83652, PM83688, PM84023, PM84235, PM84735, PM84897, PM85209, PM85752, PM86715, PM86163, PM86164, PM86751, PM86965, PM87217, PM87440, PM87505, PM87588, PM87712, PM87890, PM87997, PM88230, PM88306, PM88688

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Software version:

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Reference #:

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Modified date:

2013-06-14

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