This tool provides the owner of the project to grant the limited access to project data in CQ base for the external teams involved in project. It also allows to export bug-reports in XML to distribute it to external teams which can edit it in MS Excel and send it back for automatic synchronization with CQ base. Using this tool provides assurance in confidentiality of the project data which keeps authorized access only. The applicationmodule is designed to work with IBM Rational ClearQuest in a manner that allows the system administrator to limit user access privileges: viewing queried records, adding new records and changing the state of records.
The module is designed to work with IBM Rational ClearQuest in a manner that allows the system administrator to limit user access privileges: viewing queried records, adding new records and changing the state of records. It does not support creating or editing reports; it's meant to work with database queries only.
Existing queries (that are created with the standard ClearQuest client) are organized into a tree view for convenience. Data export to XML is also supported. The module is notable for being simple to use and configure.
When is this module required? For example, a customer company could be working with their contractor on the same project. That contractor must have access to the repository that keeps track of all the changes (defects, tasks, expansion requests). It is logical that the contractor company's employees must be granted access to ClearQuest's repository.
Initially, ClearQuest is not designed to solve this task, since it is a system for internal usage - it's impossible to restrict the contractor's access to private data. Usually, this problem is worked around by exporting data to a text format, and that is handed out to the contractor. This method has obvious flaws: the export and import is manual, fields can't be synchronized, etc.
Our module is meant to solve these problems. It is an analogue to ClearQuest's default client, but it has severe limitations in functionality - it's only possible to execute the commands and access the data that the administrator has permitted.
If new queries are allowed, the module opens ClearQuest's standard input window, and input is achieved in the usual manner.
Requirements • A ClearQuest installation; • Compatibility: Compatible with any ClearQuest version (including ClearQuest 7.1). • A Database Management System
Features • Works with any ClearQuest version; • Only displays data that each specialist from a contractor organization is permitted access to; • Can be used to connect isolated departments; • Supports data export and import to XML (so data can be exported, modified, then synchronized); • CQLite automatically configures change requests' states when synchronizing data; • Has a simple, user-friendly interface; • Only change requests types that have been tagged by the administrator can be inputted; • Has a search function; • Can display all standard graphic and report types; • This module does not interfere with standard ClearQuest, ClearCase, MS Project and RequisitePro integration.