Rational System Architect Fix Pack 5 (11.4.2.5) for 11.4.2

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Abstract

IBM Rational System Architect has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 11.4.2 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.

Prerequisites

IBM Rational System Architect version 11.4.2.5 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 11.4.2.5.

The following products are included with the Rational System Architect 11.4.2.5 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 Description
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
PM68219 Using Backspace key in a choices list shows previous page in guidebook.
PM69417 Message flow lines acrross pools reroute after XML import.
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
PM74643 11.4.1.2 symbols are misaligned when copying diagram to Word
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
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
PM82513 Upgrading or connecting to Oracle encyclopedia results in db error 80040e14 "XML parsing failed" in Rational System Architect
PM83203 System Architect Default Publication Format not working
PM86876 Empty child diagrams created from BPMN2 Import
PM86878 SA Symbol Auto Resize not correct as property numbers increase
PM87352 SAXT:Diagrams;4 lines of text in text area instead of 3 lines in SA
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
PM89025 SA/XT - direct link to report uses Reader license - won't use Updater license
PM89779 Symbol layering options (send to back/front or send back/forwards) not working correctly
PM90281; PM96419 DFT Update SA Information Center for new SAPI installation and release info
PM91094 Using SAExecuteMenuCommand 204 fails to close the Framework and Matrix windows in Rational System Architect
PM93620 Using BPMN export results in incorrect XML syntax for text Annotation in Rational System Architect
PM93704 Zooming the diagram view results in different text display effects in Rational System Architect
PM93736 Message Lines on Sequence diagram change from straight to segmented when resizing Objects in SA v11.4.2
PM94399 OSLC pop-Up window make it impossible to select option in context menu
PM94665 Error saving RTC record when SA definition has link to RRC
PM94753 SA/XT can not edit properties with ASGRID keyword. No warning or errors of failure
PM94830 Import Active Directory users to Catalog Manager for Rational System Architect results in "size limit code: 2147016669" error
PM94949 11.4.1 Matrix Print and Matrix Print Preview do not show entire Matrix
PM95069 11.4.2.4 SAXT Time Dimension option "In Service Date" never sets in browser
PM95322 Legend not aligned in published Explorer Diagram in SVG format
PM95467 11.4.2.3 SA crashes as non-admin user while merging workspaces - database error
PM95557 ActivityResourceOverlap is drawn outside diagram canvas in SA v11.4.2.3
PM96043 Running Dictonary update on the DS_WIP encyclopedia makes System Architect not responding
PM96135 In workspace enabled encyclopedia, if SA crashes while user is editing diagrams, the open diagrams are not recovered properly
PM96149 Bidirectional Implicit relationships are not automatically drawn
PM96289 Opening an Encyclopedia results in "Duplicate property level browser control clause ..." warning in Rational System Architect

Change history

Review the Rational System Architect 11.4 Versions: New Features and Enhancements for details on "What's New" in 11.4.2.5.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
11.4.2 Fixpack 5 13 Sep 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, Linux 11.4.2.5


Problems (APARS) fixed
PM57946, PM66029, PM69560, PM69561, PM73624, PM74597, PM74599, PM74974, PM76384, PM76432, PM76715, PM77158, PM77436, PM81328, PM81717, PM82870, PM86075, PM86877, PM87161, PM87167, PM87184, PM87536, PM87803, PM88848, PM89598, PM89717, PM89962, PM90236, PM90264, PM90271, PM90300, PM90812, PM91115, PM91855, PM92619, PM92714, PM93106, PM93995, PM94218, PM94588, PM94842, PM95321, PM95930, PM96626, PM96553

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Rational System Architect
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Software version:

11.4.2.5

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

4035691

Modified date:

2013-09-13

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