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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Rational Other
Categories Build Forge
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 10, 2014

Target BF A way to decrypt all the assign hidden in the agent, for easier the upgrading / project usage from V7.x

Mirror from the following ROCR work item, as requested by Eric / Qian Yang:


2, Add an option for agent, which can turn off the V8 assign hidden(can't deliver it in short time)

Update the releases for there is important changes, which affects customer upgrade to v8 because the assign hidden changes (31372)

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 61894
RFE Product Rational Build Forge
  • 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 - Build Forge

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Product & application lifecycle management
    Product - Build Forge

  • Guest
    Nov 10, 2014

    Currently you are unable to use Assign Hidden variables from Projects created in V7, once upgraded to 8.x.
    The changes to how you now need to use the Assign Hidden variables in v8 (see URI below), mean that now Assign Hidden variables must be passed on to scripts and executables as a command line argument.
    This will render scripts or executables which use the Assign Hidden variable internally will need to be rewritten.

    Also the workaround of exporting the assign hidden vairable will force the rewriting of all steps in which scripts or executables call the Assign Hidden variable.