Rational Publishing Engine
|Stable release||220.127.116.11 / March 7, 2014 Release Notes|
|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.|
|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.
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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.
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.
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