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Status Future consideration
Workspace Rational Other
Categories Synergy
Created by Guest
Created on May 13, 2014

Use of correct Regular Expression Syntax - custom migration patterns

In Synergy a new "fix" was applied to properly parse the custom migrate rules for work area synchronization (a.k.a. "My additional patterns"). Using this version of Synergy, one is told that the use of regular expression syntax is supported. We found, that we had to use an additional backslash character (i.e. a total of 2) to escape a backslash character used in path names. This is highly confusing, especially since the out-of-the box database defaults only show 1 backslash for those filter rules. In a way the rules are either differently display .. or parsed, which is confusing and not documented anywhere.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 53482
RFE Product Rational Synergy
  • 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 - Synergy

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

  • Guest
    May 28, 2014

    This feature is in our two-year plan.