Adding a BusinessWorks project as a synchronization source

You can use a TIBCO BusinessWorks 5 project to automatically create the resources that are required for testing.

About this task

Resources that are generated from a BusinessWorks project include the required variables and bindings that are converted from the TIBCO global variables.


  1. Launch the Create a new Synchronization Source wizard in one of the following ways:
    • Drag a BusinessWorks project folder from the file system into the Logical view of the Architecture School perspective.
    • Click TIBCO > TIBCO BusinessWorks Project on the menu bar in the Logical or Synchronization view.
    • Click the Create Synchronization Source icon () and select TIBCO BusinessWorks Project from the Type list in the Create a new Synchronization Source wizard.
  2. Complete the information on the first page of the Create a new Synchronization Source wizard that is unique to the BusinessWorks project.
    BusinessWorks project sync source wizard
    That information consists of the following fields:
    1. Select one of the following import types:
      • Project Directory
      • Project DAT File
      • Remote Project
      Note: If you are using the Remote Project option, note that newer versions of TIBCO software have an option for Local Application Data when you create an Administration Domain. If this (default) option was selected during installation, TIBCO Administrator does not make projects available as repositories and HCL OneTest™ API is not able to access them over the network.

      You must use one of the other methods to connect to the project files.
    2. Enter the full path to the project or click Browse to locate and select the project directory or DAT file, or to enter the details of a remote project.
    3. If you chose the Project Directory option, the following options are available for Design Time Libraries:
      To add a library to the project or link the selected alias to a library that is not yet part of the current HCL OneTest API project. Navigate to the location of a .projlib file in the local file system.
      To add a reference to a library that exists in the current HCL OneTest API project. Select a resource in the current project.
      To modify an existing reference to a library that is already part of the current HCL OneTest API project.
      To remove the selected reference.
  3. Complete the remaining fields on the first page of the Create a new Synchronization Source wizard.
    1. Only environments associated with the current project are displayed in the list for the Environment field. If you enter a new name, a new environment is created with that name for the current project.
    2. If you want to specify a name, component location, or synchronization option for the new sync source, select the Show advanced options check box. Those options are displayed on the third page of the wizard.
    3. Click Next to continue.
  4. On the TIBCO BusinessWorks TRA File page, complete the following steps:
    The second page of the Sync Source wizard
    1. Select Create and bind to a new resource.
    2. Provide the name of the Host where the TIBCO Runtime Agent (TRA) file is located. Alternatively, you can specify localhost to use a local TIBCO Designer configuration file.
    3. Specify the initial port for the host.
    4. Navigate to the location of the TRA File.
    5. If a configuration is already declared in the project, then click Bind to an existing resource to select that configuration.
    6. Click Next to continue.
    The BusinessWorks project is created in the Logical view and the TRA file is created in the Physical view. The project and the file are associated by means of an entry in the Environment.
  5. Complete the wizard by following the instructions in Adding a synchronization source. If you chose to show advanced options, go to step 4. Otherwise, go to step 5.