Rational Focal Point Fix Pack 1 ( for 6.6

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IBM Rational Focal Point, version has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 6.6 including all predecessor fix packs.

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The Change history 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.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

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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.

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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.


Prerequisites include:

Parent release of Rational Focal Point: Rational Focal Point 6.6.

Version of IBM Installation Manager required: IBM Installation Manager -

For planning the installation, refer to Planning the installation documentation.

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

Installation Instructions

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

Direct installation of Rational Focal Point
  1. Download Rational Focal Point, version
  2. Extract the the content of the.zip file 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.
  4. Click Install to directly install the complete package.

Upgrading to Rational Focal Point
  1. Download Rational Focal Point, version
  2. Extract the the content of the.zip file 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.
  4. Click Update and proceed with the update.

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

For upgrading from earlier versions of Rational Focal Point, 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), you must install 32-bit OS system libraries on your system. For details, 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 is a maintenance release of Rational Focal Point 6.6. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results


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

  • 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:

Provide a URL to a query, dashboard, DCF page or place the table in-line in this section.

Review the following list of open defects.

APAR Description
PM78164 Bulleted and numbered list formatting in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox
PM79508 Incoming Links attribute displays links that do not exist (due to deleted Mirror Attribute)
PM80914 Problem in computation of values for streams that depends on calculator tapes
PM83322 Investment analysis: Selecting Auto Recal option freezes Rational Focal Point
PM85983 View with the relative rule "Created Date is today" does not display the elements (Rational Focal Point server on EST TimeZone)
PM86964 Performance issue when editing rule on Filter on Link attribute
PM87159 Xpathvaluefetcher business rule does not reflect the changes made to the title of linked WIs.
PM89509 Template based workspace and "Is Folder" attribute
PM89745 Rational Focal Point mirror attributes data and LQE
PM89985 Rational Focal Point allows creating duplicate links in a Linklist attribute
PM90436 Information mismatch in integration link
PM91254 DeadlockLoserDataAccessException errors when importing elements from Microsoft Excel
PM92242 ChoiceAttributeText business rule error
PM92396 Linkinfo business rule and the updated description in Rational Focal Point 6.6.
PM92559 Search is not working properly in Rational Focal Point
PM92617 Homepage: Cannot add additional tabs
PM93495 SumTimeGridRow business rule is not updating on the databases upgraded to Rational Focal Point 6.6
PM93497 When aggregated time-grid has no data, the table display reports an error
PM95361 Workspace users cannot remove a workspace even with administrator rights
PM95860 The “xhtmlTextValue” value is missing from Rational Focal Point REST API if there is double space in the text
PM95931 Rational Focal Point: Cannot delete untitled tabs
PM96070 Expression queue executes very slowly after upgrade to Rational Focal Point 6.6 devfix 3
PM96229 Rational Focal Point web service and illegal characters
PM96245 List business rule syntax incorrect in Rational Focal Point 6.6 help manual
PM96260 Image display in the public home page
PM96433 Error during "Save this chart ..." in Visualize display
PM96867 Junk characters displayed in notification mails

Change history

What's new

The following enhancements were made in this release of Rational Focal Point:

  • Include/Exclude an attribute in the private filters of a view: You can specify if an attribute must be included in the private filters of the views. This option is available for all views where the attribute is set to be visible or editable.
  • Paste from Word: You can use this option in the formatting editor of a text attribute, to copy text from a Microsoft Word document. The text formatting is retained.
  • Enhanced display options for the links in Link List and Incoming Link attributes: For Link List and Incoming Link attributes, you can specify the display options. You can display all of the links of the attribute, or display a link that can be clicked to display all of the links of the attribute, or specify the number of links to be displayed with the pagination controls to browse through the list of links

    Click the link in the Download Options column:

    Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
    What is Fix Central(FC)?
    Rational Focal Point (all platforms) 23 Sep 2013 English 2044211000 FC

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    Problems (APARS) fixed
    PM80110, PM87881, PM88855, PM89185, PM89381, PM89802, PM89865, PM90587, PM90607, PM90909, PM91008, PM91366, PM91484, PM91759, PM91767, PM92072, PM92246, PM92430, PM92966, PM94087, PM94089, PM94173, PM95045, PM95314, PM96218

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