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Status Future consideration
Categories ClearCase
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 5, 2016

Cadence/ClearCase integration: reporting capabilities required

The Cadence/ClearCase integration should get comprehensive reporting facilities. This is to make changes easily visible and traceable for all developers - rather than ClearCase experts only that would need to compose complex "cleartool find" commands. Users need a reporting capability readily available in their GUI (i.e.: Library Manager and/or ClearCase Workarea Manager).

We propose to enhance the "Manage Hierarchy" and "Workarea Manager" graphical user interfaces so users will be able to create reports, which would be displayed in a tabular format, and can also be saved to text files (comma-separated values).

Scope of action:
* selected elements (select, context menu): a cellview, a set of cellviews, a cell, a set of cells, a library, a set of libraries; or: all libraries visible in WAM
* for individual cellview: allow to recurse the hierarchy (like in "Manage Hierarchy"

Compare (find elements):
* Current view (according to rules in config spec) vs. a given label
* Current view (according to rules in config spec) vs time rule
(note: time on same branch only)
* Current view (according to rules in config spec) vs another view
* one label vs another label (find elements, which have both labels)
* Time vs time (find elements, which changed between two the given time stamps - i.e. have different versions (on one branch)

For user the interaction for creating a report should be similar as. e.g. applying a label:
* Define scope (selection, optionally including hierarchy)
* Define "left hand side" (label, time, view)
* Define "right hand side" (label, time, view)
* Launch the report generation

Report should list a list of OpenAccess elements, which:
* Fit the criteria (scope) and are actually different
* columns for "left" version and "right" version
* From the list it should be possible to apply the "usual actions": (label, checkout, checkin, uncheckout, history)

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 98112
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational ClearCase
  • Guest
    Jan 10, 2017

    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
    Dec 5, 2016

    Please see in addition some use cases in more verbose format:

    As a physical designer (layouter) I need to find/see differences between my workspace (config spec set to e.g. label, branch, timestamp) and a workspace from schematic designer (config spec set to e.g. label, branch, latest..) (checked in data), so that I can plan, which layout cells need to be changed to get matched layout vs schematic status (clean LVS).

    As a verification engineer I need to find/see differences between my workspace (config spec set to e.g. label, branch, timestamp) and a workspace from schematic designer (config spec set to e.g. label, branch, latest..) (checked in data), so that I can plan, which vhdl models need to be updated to be able to run the verification plan of schematic design.

    As a project manager I need to find/see differences in design hierarchy (layout and schematic) between two derivates of a chip ( “TO1 and TO2 == label vs label”, or “TO1 and derivate of TO1 == label vs branch out of label” or “TO1 and current design== label vs latest” so that I can see if right blocks (version of blocks) will be taped out.

    In all roles/scenarios I am interested in:
    * Whole workspace (manager workspace) or
    * Hierarchy only (manage hierarchy)