Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about IBM Integration Designer (updated November 2013)

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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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Getting started


1. Where can I find a list of prerequisites for IBM Integration Designer?


2. Where can I find more information about IBM Integration Designer?


3. Where can I find and share knowledge, sample applications, toolkits, and code, access the latest documentation, and track problem reports about IBM Business Process Manager and Decision Management solutions?


4. How can I find out more about Business Process Manager security?


5. Where can I find information about the prerequisites between Integration Designer and other IBM products?



Installing


1. How can I configure Business Space after I install IBM Integration Designer and the IBM Process Server test environment?


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



Migrating


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



Usage


1. Where can I find information about how to use IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5?


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


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


4. If the profile creation failed during the Integration Designer test environment installation, how I can clean up the system before I re-create a new profile again?


5. Do Integration Designer V7.5, V7.5.1, and V8 support the UDDI V3 registry?


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


7. 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?



Troubleshooting


1. Where can I find information about any fixes that have been released for problems in IBM Integration Designer V7.5?


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. After making any changes for the Advanced Integration Service in IBM Integration Designer and publishing the changes back to Process Center, testing on a related service in the Process Designer fails with a NullPointerException exception. How do I resolve this problem?


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


8. How can I help IBM troubleshoot Integration Designer issues?


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


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


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


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


13. 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?


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


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





FAQ questions and answers




Getting started

FAQ: Where can I find a list of prerequisites for IBM Integration Designer?
Answer: See IBM Integration Designer detailed system requirements.


FAQ: Where can I find more information about IBM Integration Designer?
Answer (V.7.5): See the Release Notes for IBM Integration Designer Version 7.5.
Answer (V7.5.1): See the Release Notes for IBM Integration Designer Version 7.5.1.
Answer (V8.0): See the Release Notes for IBM Integration Designer (IID) Version 8.0.
Answer (V8.0.1): See the Release Notes for IBM Integration Designer (IID) Version 8.0.1.
Answer (V.8.5): See the Release Notes for IBM Integration Designer (IID) Version 8.5.

For announcement letters, links to product documentation (information center), the Quick Start Guide, the Installation Guide, and tutorials, see the Integration Designer library.


FAQ: Where can I find and share knowledge, sample applications, toolkits, and code, access the latest documentation, and track problem reports about IBM Business Process Manager and Decision Management solutions?
Answer: On the BPM Community wiki, you can find and share knowledge about IBM business process and decision management, find the WebSphere Lombardi Edition and Lombardi Teamworks community content, find and share sample applications, toolkits, and other code you can use in your solutions, access the latest IBM BPM documentation, and submit, search, and track problem reports on the IBM Support Portal.


FAQ: How can I find out more about Business Process Manager security?
Answer: See IBM Business Process Manager Security: Concepts and Recommendations.


FAQ: Where can I find information about the prerequisites between Integration Designer and other IBM products?
Answer: See Software prerequisite matrix builder checks the prerequisites between IBM products.


Installing


The following questions and answers refer to installation.


FAQ: How can I configure Business Space after I install IBM Integration Designer and the IBM Process Server test environment?
Answer: See Business Space is not configured after you install IBM Integration Designer.


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.



Migrating


The following questions and answers refer to migration.


FAQ: I'm importing a V7.5.1 Advanced Integration service into 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.



Usage


The following questions and answers refer to usage.


FAQ: Where can I find information about how to use IBM Integration Designer V7.5?
Answer: See the IBM Business Process Manager Information Center for V7.5.


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: 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.


FAQ: If the profile creation failed during the Integration Designer test environment installation, how I can clean up the system before I re-create a new profile again?
Answer: See How to clean up after profile creation failure in the Integration Designer test environment install.


FAQ: Do Integration Designer V7.5, V75.1, and V8 support the UDDI V3 registry?
Answer: In these versions of 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 Developer V7.5, IBM Integration Developer V7.5.1, and IBM Integration Developer V8.0.


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


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.



Troubleshooting


The following questions and answers refer to troubleshooting.


FAQ: Where can I find information about any fixes that have been released for problems in IBM Integration Designer V7.5?
Answer: See 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 (V7.5): See IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 Performance Tuning and Best Practices.
Answer (V8.0): See IBM Business Process Manager V8.0 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 (IID).


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: After making any changes for the Advanced Integration Service in IBM Integration Designer and publishing the changes back to Process Center, testing on a related service in the Process Designer fails with a NullPointerException exception. How do I resolve this problem?
Answer: See NullPointerException occurs when testing the Advanced Integration service in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced.


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


FAQ: How can I help IBM troubleshoot Integration Designer issues?
Answer: See Collect troubleshooting data for IBM Integration Designer.


FAQ: If the profile creation failed during the 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 Integration Designer?
Answer: PDF documents that are generated from 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: 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.




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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

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2013-11-15

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