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IBM Rational Publishing Engine Training - Advanced Concepts



Training based on Rational Publishing Engine Version and later

Type:               Instructor-led Classroom
Duration:        2 days (8 hours/day)

Level:              Intermediary/Advanced
Location:        Remote or Onsite (World-Wide)
Language:      English

Audience:       Individuals responsible for generating documentation from different IBM and non-IBM apps

- Basic knowledge of XML language and XML schema definitions

- Basic knowledge of CLM suite

- Some knowledge of OOP concept and Javascript language

This course is intended for developers and engineers that want to build complex documents/reports (e.g. traceability reports) in IBM® Rational® Publishing Engine v6.0 + 

Note: As of version 7.0, IBM Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) is renamed to IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing (PUB).

IBM® Rational® Publishing Engine is an automated document generation solution that generates documents from Rational products and selected applications from other vendors that use XML and REST interfaces.


This two-day, hands-on class covers the fundamentals of building templates and generate documents using IBM Rational Publishing Engine (RPE).

This basic course is for:

  • Business/Requirements Analyst
  • Systems / Software Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Support/QA Engineer
  • Technical Document Author


After completing this course, you should be able to use IBM Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) to:

  • Install/Configure RPE components
  • Use RPE Document Builder to build complex templates for the CLM suite (and other IBM tools)
  • Understand data structure - learn how reportable APIs work
  • Design document templates that meet the document generation needs of the company (use external stylesheets)
  • Learn how to optimize the document generation process
  • Learn how to test&debug templates

Training modules

  1. Using multiple data sources  inside a template (data source schema discoverability)
  2. Using RPE elements and queries to build complex RPE Templates
  3. Link data from different applications using RPE Dynamic Datasource Configuration element
    1. Requirements (DNG) + Test Cases (QM) + Defects (CCM)
  4. Process/transform exported data using Javascript
  5. What is POX? How to use it?
  6. Using external stylesheets (HTML & WORD) to comply with company formatting rules (including branding)
  7. Test&Debug templates
  8. Best practices
  9. Choosing the right document generation option
    1. RPE Launcher
    2. Document Builder (Web Solution)
    3. CLM applications (Engineering Document Generation)

Contact us to get a customized offer for your team. Upon discussion, we can learn your process and include important elements and terms known to your team into the training program.

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Related and Referenced Topics

Blog Articles:

Basics of Links and Link Types in IBM DOORS Next Generation - learn the basics about the linking and link types in IBM DOORS Next.

Linking Techniques in IBM DOORS Next - article explaining basic concepts and showing multiple ways of creation of links between artifacts. 

Link By Attribute Feature in IBM DOORS Next -  the article explains how to use the "Link by attribute" function to automatically create, update, or delete one or more links between artifacts based on values in the attributes of the artifact. 

Softacus Widgets:

Link Switcher -  widget developed by Softacus, that converts the context of artifacts links in a very short time. 

Module Link Statistics -  extension that provides users with a quick overview of the amount of the links in specific link types in a module.

Link Type Change-  extension developed by Softacus designed to enhance the functionality of DOORS Next Generation by allowing users to manipulate the direction of a link or convert it to another type of link. 

Links Builder- extension that allows the users to create a link between two artifacts in DOORS Next Generation according to the certain rules. 

Link by Foreign Attribute -  this extension allows users to create links between artifacts in the selected module(s), based on the attributes values. 

Show Attributes of Linked Artifacts -  this extension shows the attributes and links of the artifact that is currently selected. 


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