Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about IBM Integration Designer (updated June 2014)

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The following list includes frequently asked questions (FAQ) about IBM Integration Designer to help you troubleshoot potential problems and enhance how you use the product.

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New


1. Where can I find out more about the developer desktop licensing requirements?


2. How can I collect troubleshooting data for performance-related issues with Integration Designer to help IBM Support resolve problems?



Getting started


1. Where can I find more information about each release of IBM Integration Designer?


2. Where are the release notes about IBM Integration Designer?


3. Where can I find a compilation of links to documents about using the product?



Installing and configuring


1. Where are the prerequisites for IBM Integration Designer?


2. Where can I find a compilation of links to documents about installing the product?


3. What do I need to do to re-create a profile when I am installing the IBM Integration Designer test environment?


4. What is an alternative method for installing IBM Integration Designer V8.5 other than by using Launchpad?



Migrating


1. I'm importing a V7.5.1 Advanced Integration service into IBM Integration Designer V8, and it prompts me to migrate the artifacts. Should I migrate the artifacts all at once or one at a time?


2. Which functions or features in Rational Application Developer are provided in IBM Integration Designer?


3. Do IBM Integration Designer V7.5.x and V8.x support the UDDI V3 registry?



Security


1. How do I update the server password in IBM Integration Designer and IBM Process Center if I asked the system to remember my password?



Authoring services


1. I am using the foreach transformation in an XML map to copy data from one array type to another. How do I access and use the iteration counter?


2. Are there tips for using IBM Integration Designer and IBM Process Designer together?



Social networking


1. Where can I find and share knowledge, sample applications, toolkits, and code, and access the latest documentation?


2. Where can I discuss IBM Integration Designer?


3. Can I subscribe to an RSS feed of the topics that are being discussed by the IBM BPM user community or forums?



Troubleshooting


1. Where can I find information about any fixes that have been released for problems in IBM Integration Designer?


2. How can I automatically or manually create an IBM Process Center server when each attempt to create the Process Center server fails with an error message?


3. How do I fix or avoid out-of-memory errors?


4. Why does nothing happen when I multi-select an XSLT file and the matching XML input file in the Project Explorer view, and then right-click and select Debug as > XSL Transformation menu?


5. What happens when I define a mediation flow input message using a business object type that has a null namespace?


6. How can I collect troubleshooting data to help IBM Support resolve problems with Integration Designer?


7. If the profile creation failed during the IBM Integration Designer test environment installation, how I can clean up the system before re-creating the profile?


8. Why can I not download remote resources when I am importing WSDL or XSD files?


9. Why can I not search PDFs that were generated in IBM Integration Designer?


10. While using a RTC connection to build a MFC mediation module, I received errors. How do I resolve these problems?


11. Why do attempts to change my password in an LDAP user repository result in that account being locked out when I am using IBM Integration Designer?


12. Where can I find a compilation of links to documents about diagnosing issues with WebSphere Integration Developer and IBM Integration Designer?


13. Where can I submit, search, and track problem reports?





FAQ questions and answers






New
FAQ: Where can I find out more about the developer desktop licensing requirements?
Answer: For licensing questions and inquiries, contact your IBM software sales specialist.


FAQ: How can I collect troubleshooting data for performance-related issues with Integration Designer to help IBM Support resolve problems?
Answer: See Collect troubleshooting data for IBM Integration Designer performance problems.



Getting started


FAQ: Where can learn about IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: See the IBM Integration Designer library.


FAQ: Where are the release notes about IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: See the topic for your release.

Release notes for IBM Integration Designer, its refresh packs, and its fix packs


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Installing and configuring


FAQ: Where are the prerequisites for IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: See IBM Integration Designer detailed system requirements and Software prerequisite matrix builder checks the prerequisites between IBM products.


FAQ: Where can I find a compilation of links to documents about installing the product?
Answer: See Knowledge Collection: Installation documents for IBM Integration Designer.


FAQ: What do I need to do to re-create a profile when I am installing the IBM Integration Designer test environment?
Answer: See Cleaning up after a profile creation fails in the Integration Designer test environment.


FAQ: What is an alternative method for installing IBM Integration Designer V8.5 other than by using Launchpad?
Answer: See the "Resolving the problem" section in Receiving a Dojo error when installing IBM Integration Designer V8.5 using Launchpad.



Migrating


FAQ: I'm importing a V7.5.1 Advanced Integration service into IBM Integration Designer V8, and it prompts me to migrate the artifacts. Should I migrate the artifacts all at once or one at a time?
Answer: See Migrating artifacts.


FAQ: Which functions or features in Rational Application Developer are provided in IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: See Functions or features of Rational Application Developer in IBM Integration Designer.


FAQ: Do IBM Integration Designer V7.5.x and V8.x support the UDDI V3 registry?
Answer: In these versions of IBM Integration Designer, the UDDI V3 registry is supported in the UDDI endpoint lookup primitive in a mediation flow but in external service discovery. See UDDI V3 registry compatibility in IBM WebSphere Integration Developer V7, IBM Integration Designer V7.5.x, and IBM Integration Designer V8.x.



Security


FAQ: How do I update the server password in IBM Integration Designer and IBM Process Center if I asked the system to remember my password?
Answer: See Cannot change or reset password in Process Center.


Authoring services


FAQ: I am using the foreach transformation in an XML map to copy data from one array type to another. How do I access and use the iteration counter?
Answer: See Foreach iteration counter in an XML Map.


FAQ: Are there tips for using IBM Integration Designer and IBM Process Designer together?
Answer: Yes. See Best practices when using IBM Integration Designer and IBM Process Designer together.

Social networking [


FAQ: Where can I find and share knowledge, sample applications, toolkits, and code, and access the latest documentation?
Answer: On the IBM BPM Community wiki. You will be required to register. Registration is free.


FAQ: Where can I discuss IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: You can discuss your product in the developerWorks forum.


FAQ: Can I subscribe to an RSS feed of the topics that are being discussed by the IBM BPM user community or forums?
Answer: Yes. See the IBM Integration Designer and WebSphere Integration Developer topics.


Troubleshooting


FAQ: Where can I find information about any fixes that have been released for problems in IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: See the topic for your release.

Recommended interim fixes for IBM Business Process Manager
Required interim fixes for IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Business Monitor
Interim fixes for IBM Business Process Manager Version 7.5


FAQ: How can I automatically or manually create an IBM Process Center server when each attempt to create the Process Center server fails with an error message?
Answer: See An IBM Process Center server cannot be created in IBM Integration Designer.


FAQ: How do I fix or avoid out-of-memory errors?
Answer: See the topic for your release.

IBM Business Process Manager Performance Tuning and Best Practices


FAQ: Why does nothing happen when I multi-select an XSLT file and the matching XML input file in the Project Explorer view, and then right-click and select Debug as > XSL Transformation menu?
Answer: See Debug as XSLT limitation in IBM Integration Designer.


FAQ: What happens when I define a mediation flow input message using a business object type that has a null namespace?
Answer: See Message body is empty when the business object namespace is null.


FAQ: How can I collect troubleshooting data to help IBM Support resolve problems with Integration Designer?
Answer: See Collect troubleshooting data for IBM Integration Designer.


FAQ: If the profile creation failed during the IBM Integration Designer test environment installation, how I can clean up the system before re-creating the profile?
Answer: See Cleaning up after profile creation failed during the test environment installation.


FAQ: Why can I not download remote resources when I am importing WSDL or XSD files?
Answer: See Unable to choose Download remote resources option during local WSDL or XSD, or both import.


FAQ: Why can I not search PDFs that were generated in IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: PDF documents that are generated from IBM Integration Designer cannot be searched. This is a limitation caused by an underlying dependency in the reporting sub-system.


FAQ: While using a RTC connection to build a MFC mediation module, I received errors that are similar to the following errors:


Errors running builder 'Integration Module Builder (Before Java Build)'on project 'xyz'.                                
java.lang.NullPointerException: com.ibm.wbit.sib.mfc.validation.utils.MFCValidationUtils.loadModel(MFCValidationUtils.java:212)             
java.lang.NullPointerException                                        
java.lang.NullPointerException: com.ibm.wbit.sib.mfc.validation.utils.MFCValidationUtils.loadModel(MFCValidationUtils.java:212)             
java.lang.NullPointerException                                        
Errors running builder 'Integration Module Builder (Before Java Build)'on project 'abc'.                                        
java.lang.NullPointerException: com.ibm.wbit.sib.mfc.validation.utils.MFCValidationUtils.loadModel(MFCValidationUtils.java:212)             
java.lang.NullPointerException                                        
java.lang.NullPointerException: com.ibm.wbit.sib.mfc.validation.utils.MFCValidationUtils.loadModel(MFCValidationUtils.java:212)             
java.lang.NullPointerException                                


How do I resolve these problems?
Answer: Download and install the JR45116 fix from IBM Fix Central.


FAQ: Why do attempts to change my password in an LDAP user repository result in that account being locked out when I am using IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: See Integration Designer causes locked LDAP account.


FAQ: Where can I find a compilation of links to documents about diagnosing issues with WebSphere Integration Developer and IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: See Knowledge Collection: Diagnostic documents for WebSphere Integration Developer and IBM Integration Designer.


FAQ: Where can I submit, search, and track problem reports about IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: On the IBM Support Portal.




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IBM Integration Designer

Software version:

7.5, 7.5.0.1, 7.5.1, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.1, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.1.1, 8.5.1.2, 8.5.5

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Linux, Windows

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7021835

Modified date:

2014-06-30

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