IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM) Integration

This service allows you to navigate from GitLab to EWM work items mentioned in merge request descriptions and commit messages. Each work item reference is automatically converted to a link back to the work item.

Note: This IBM product was formerly named Rational Team Concert(RTC). This integration is also compatible with all versions of RTC and EWM.
  1. From a GitLab project, navigate to Settings > Integrations, and then click EWM.
  2. Enter the information listed below.

    Field Description
    project_url URL of the EWM project area to link to the GitLab project. To obtain your project area URL, navigate to the path /ccm/web/projects and copy the listed project’s URL. For example, https://example.com/ccm/web/Example%20Project
    issues_url URL to the work item editor in the EWM project area. The format is <your-server-url>/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/:id. For example, https://example.com/ccm/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/:id
    new_issue_url URL to create a new work item in the EWM project area. Append the following fragment to your project area URL: #action=com.ibm.team.workitem.newWorkItem. For example, https://example.com/ccm/web/projects/JKE%20Banking#action=com.ibm.team.workitem.newWorkItem

Reference EWM work items in commit messages

You can use any of the keywords supported by the EWM Git Integration Toolkit to refer to work items. Work items can be referenced using the format: <keyword> <id>.

You can use the following keywords:

  • bug
  • task
  • defect
  • rtcwi
  • workitem
  • work item

For more details, see the EWM documentation page Creating links from commit comments, which recommends against using the additionally-supported keyword # because of incompatibility with GitLab.