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Status Future consideration
Categories ClearQuest
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 10, 2017

Allow to increase the size for an existing Short Text field in ClearQuest from

Currently in ClearQuest ALM Schema, size of the Short Text field cannot be extended after a version is checked in. But there are reasosns where field size needs to be increased due to Business Needs. Truncating the size might cause an issue for all the existing records, but we should be allowed to increase the size but still stay in the maximum limit of 255 characters.

Only option now is to create a new field. But this causes an issue to change all the hooks where the field is used and also to change reports and other tools that are integrated with ClearQuest as well.


Please note, the size to be increased will be within the max size (255) allowed by ClearQuest.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 102185
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational ClearQuest
  • Guest
    Jan 25, 2018

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.

  • Guest
    Apr 24, 2017

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.

  • Guest
    Mar 30, 2017

    Thank you, have created PMR for Support #62409 227 000

  • Guest
    Mar 13, 2017

    We note that this RFE was marked as Priority 1. The unsupported capability to manually increase column width/field width may be possible manually outside of Designer. If this is a pressing need, a PMR may be the route to go to work with Support and Development on this. If you are able to address this reasonably through SQL updates, would you still want to have this RFE? Is the goal to have a Designer capability in the future? Or relief for this limitation now? Would like to clarify with you. Thank you.