Rational Publishing Engine

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Rational Publishing Engine
Developer(s) Rational Software
Initial release 2008
Stable release / March 7, 2014 Release Notes
Written in Java
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian.
License IBM EULA
Website Product Page on IBM.com

Rational Publishing Engine is a tool for generating documents from data stored in other software tools. Rational Publishing Engine offers an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for designing the report templates (RPE Document Studio) and for running them (RPE Launcher). Rational Publishing Engine is produced by the Rational software division of IBM.


Rational Publishing Engine is a document generation tool that you use to generate reports. First, you configure a template with contextual information about the data that you are basing the report on. To do so, you structure your report around the data source schema, which is an XML-based framework for your data, rather than the data itself.

Templates support a modular approach for creating the final document. For example, you can create one template that contains the cover page for the document, and then another template for the document header.

After you create your templates, you add each template to a document specification to configure and generate your document. This approach allows you to use the same templates to generate reports on different sets of data as needed.

With Rational Publishing Engine, you can generate the report on your local computer or transfer the document generation to a server. Other remote services include administrator monitoring of document generation jobs and scheduling document generation jobs to run at specified times or intervals.[1]

Rational Publishing Engine exposes a Java API for automating the document generation process and allows other applications to embed its core. Embedding the RPE core allows to customize the document generation user experience.


Originally produced by Telelogic, versions 1.0 and 1.0.1 of the product were sold as Telelogic Publishing Engine. After IBM Rational acquired Telelogic in 2008, the product was renamed IBM Rational Publishing Engine for version 1.1 and later.[2]


Version Release date
1.0 November 2008
1.0.1 January 2009
1.1 June 2009
1.1.1 December 2009 March 2010 September 2010
1.1.2 April 2011 November 2011 April 2012
1.2 December 2012 April 2013
1.2.1 October 2013 March 2014

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  1. ^ "Rational Publishing Engine". IBM. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Rational Publishing Engine". GEBS Reporting. Retrieved February 13, 2014.