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at the enterprise level...

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ClearTrigger Summary

If total control of your ClearCase enterprise is what you want and you wish to bring policy to the enterprise level then dive into ClearTrigger. With ClearTrigger you can define triggers that are automatically and instantly defined for all VOBs ( or just a few if you prefer). Associated triggers with additional metadata types like times, views, groups, VOBs, elements, replicas or even use pattern matching for any of the types. Use functionality bits to get the most popular trigger functionality without having to write any trigger code. ClearTrigger even makes about 30 extra ClearTrigger environmental variables available for your use in triggers so won't have to write code to calculate these commonly requested values (i.e VOB_owner Is_replicated, Is_Project_VOB, Is_Web_User, VOB_primary_group).

ClearTrigger Details

Read about some of the new features of ClearTrigger . Let ClearTrigger simplify the task of maintaining triggers and policy in your organization. Use ClearTrigger to restrict users, define triggers or disallow commands without having to visit every VOB in your region. Conventional methods of developing ClearCase triggers have been circumvented with ClearTrigger in order to provide administrators with a fast and easy approach to defining policy at both the user and enterprise level. Implementing ClearTrigger is so basic and straightforward that administrators of all experience levels can use it. It conveniently integrates with your current ClearCase installation and doesn't require moving VOBs to new machines or reorganizing your network. Just install and configure ClearTrigger and get started.

Some of the features added in recent ClearTrigger versions are:

General Performance Improvements. ClearTrigger received the benefit of internal changes so it has a smaller footprint, uses less memory, and performs fewer file writes and reads allowing it to perform faster while still adding more functionality.
Relocatable Logging Dirs. Relocation Aliases allow for ClearTrigger logging information and ClearReplica shipout information to be written to any network location. Relocation Aliases allow for the ClearTrigger depot itself to be located on a read-only share, device or media if needed.
Performance Improvements for Label Creation. ClearTrigger was changed to now allow you to optionally avoid ClearTrigger processing for ClearCase label application.
Command Key Ignore List provides even more granular control over when Triggers fire or don't fire.
Functionality Bit Application Aliases provide more granular control over when Functionality Bits fire.
ClearTrigger Performance Aliases to improve ClearTrigger Performance.
Integration with iApproveIt for the iPhone. With iApproveIt, managers, administrators, peers or other approvers can give "instant" approvals or rejections that are embedded in your ClearTrigger policy and forcibly adhered to by users.
'Evil Twin' Functionality Bit was enhanced to allow for the "repair" of previous element rmname attempts.
Performance Improvements that make ClearTrigger aware of additional ClearReplica "class" files. ClearTrigger ClearTrigger is aware of ClearReplica "Class" files that enable ClearReplica to run multiple ClearReplica Shippers and Receivers in parallel, even across distributed machines from heterogeneous architectures. This leads to faster performance for packet creation and processing.
Functionality Bits:
- Auto Warn/Prevent Lost+Found Elements (bit 21)
- Auto Protect Like Parent (bit 22)
- Force 'Unreserved' checkouts (bit 23)
ClearReplica Performance Aliases to improve ClearTrigger Performance on non-ClearReplica-replicate VOBs.
Addition and integration of ClearTrigger Lite to allow a low-cost entry into many of the features of ClearTrigger. (read page 5 of the product matrix)


To compliment existing features like:
  • Time Pattern Restriction/Matching functionality
  • MOTD Restriction List
  • Additional Environmental Variables added for you
    to use in your triggers.
  • modeless Message Dialogs
  • ABS_CLEARTRIGGER_VERBOSE
  • Parent/Child Clearbits File Hierarchy
  • Functionality Bits
  • Message-of-the-day Functionality
  • Full ClearCase/ClearWeb Integration
  • Pattern Matching
  • ClearTrigger Aliases
  • ClearQuery application is bundled with ClearTrigger.
    - Generate Usage Reports
    - Modify Clearbits files
  • Region Inhibited User/Group/VOB/Element Lists
  • Command Inhibited User/Group/VOB/Element Lists
  • Automatic E-Mail/Logging Notification Programs
  • ClearCase Series_begin/end control...
  • Command Commenting Standards
  • Partial key processing...
  • ...and more...
  • ClearTrigger Documentation

    All documentation, tutorials, and tools for ClearTrigger are located here.

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    ClearTrigger Software License Agreement... ClearTrigger Highlights... Read a summary on ClearTrigger Documentation for ClearTrigger See how ClearTrigger saves you policy creation time and money over native ClearCase triggers Simulate how easy it is to apply ClearTrigger See how easy it is to create and view ClearQuery reports Use the Clearbits Web generator for ClearTrigger

    ClearTrigger defect/patch status and details are here.

    ClearTrigger Defect Status List

    The status of any reported ClearTrigger or ClearTrigger Lite defects will be reported here.

    All current ClearTrigger Binaries are at version and were last updated on .

    - ClearTrigger
    - ClearTrigger Lite
    - ClearQuery
    - ClearApply

    Only defects of the current and previous major releases are listed; no defect is listed that is earlier than the last mandatory patch. All defects from previous releases were rolled into the current major release and are no longer listed.

    Releases 12.5.2 - 12.8 and 12.9.3 and higher are supported..

    Defect Number Defect Description Release Found Release Fixed
    ct12_9_3
    (Mandatory)
    (for 12.9 installations)
    (Problem): In some rare instance when aliases contained other aliases and the resulting expansion of the alias was greater than 2048 characters the expansion was not performed correctly thus causing the incorrect evaluation and firing of policy keys.

    (Fix:) Repaired so that large recursive aliases are expanded correctly in those cases.
    12.9.2 12.9.3
    ct12_9_2
    (for 12.9 installations that host CCRC views)
    (Problem): The display of some dialogs that were expected for some Functionality Bits processing was missing; the missing information caused end-user confusion as to why company policy was prohibiting the attempted action.

    This was introduced in 12.9 and was the result of an internal flag being improperly set. This particular issue was only noticed for CCRC views.


    (Fix:) Repaired so that when the expected CCRC side dialogs are now properly displayed.
    12.9.1 12.9.2
    ct12_9_1
    (for 12.9 installations)
    (Problem): Some writes to stdout or the display of some dialogs that were expected for some Functionality Bits processing was missing; the missing information caused end-user confusion as to why company policy was prohibiting the attempted action.

    This was introduced in 12.9 and was the result of an internal flag being improperly set.


    (Fix:) Repaired so that when the expected stdout or advise dialogs are now properly displayed.
    12.9 12.9.1
    ClearTrigger FAQ

    Frequently Asked ClearTrigger questions that are often asked by both ClearTrigger Users and ClearTrigger Administrators. ABS provides the answers to these ClearTrigger questions.