Rational Functional Tester and ClearCase Remote Client

The IBM Rational ClearCase® is an application designed to operate efficiently over high latency network or wide area network. With Rational ClearCase Remote Client, you can connect to a ClearCase Web server and access resources in remote ClearCase repositories and load them into local ClearCase views as ordinary files and directories under ClearCase control.

Rational Functional Tester integration with Rational ClearCase Remote Client is supported in the Eclipse IDE. You must install Rational ClearCase Remote Client on the Eclipse IDE that you used for Rational Functional Tester . For more information, see the Rational ClearCase Remote Client documentation.


Switching between ClearCase and ClearCase Remote Client

If you have also installed Rational ClearCase on your computer, you can switch between Rational ClearCase and Rational ClearCase Remote Client to connect to the repository.

To switch between ClearCase and ClearCase Remote Client specify the software configuration management client type in the ivory.properties file.

To modify the ivory.properties file, have the appropriate permission.

  1. Close Rational Functional Tester .

  2. Open the ivory.properties file available in the folder <Functional Tester install directory>\Functional Tester\bin\

  3. Set the rational.test.ft.cm.clienttype to CCRC or NATIVE_CC. For example: If you set rational.test.ft.cm.clienttype=CCRC, Rational Functional Tester uses ClearCase Remote Client to connect to the repository.

  4. Save the ivory.properties file and start Rational Functional Tester .

You can use only one software configuration management client type in a session.

Important: While sharing a project, do not select IBM Rational Functional Tester from the repository list. This might result in unexpected behavior and data loss.