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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 7, 2008

Model to model tansformation framework should provide mechanisms for getting plain text from rich text valued features

The M2M transformation framework should provide mechanisms for getting plain text from rich text valued features. For example, maybe it is possible to instrument the implementation of the Move mapping to detect rich text and then convert to plain text if detected - or maybe it is possible to add a new mapping type for rich to plain text. This is a scenario where rich text support in the model broke M2M transformation output - when generating an XML file, the rich text tags caused problems.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 4015
RFE Product Rational Software Architect
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect

  • Guest
    Feb 14, 2011

    A new mapping type 'Move plain text' has been added to remove rich text formatting from source model features. In addition, when mapping models are validated, and Move from a feature known to be capable of containing rich text to a feature not know to contain rich text will result in a warning. The warning advises the user that the Move may result in undesirable HTML formating, and that the 'Move plain text' option is available.

  • Guest
    Feb 9, 2011

    This enhancement request remains planned for a future release.

  • Guest
    Dec 1, 2009

    This enhancement request is planned for a future release.