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ALM Support Tip: - ALM Error: Failed to perform the XSLT transformation

When emailing entities such as Requirements, Tests, Defects, etc a failure may occur.

In the QC logs the specific error: Failed to perform the XSLT transformation

This is caused by some level of corruption in the StyleSheets in ALM. Thankfully there is another source where you can get them.

To correct this copy the StyleSheets from the installation folder (source) to the deployment folder (target)

Windows example...

Source: <drive>\Program Files\HP\ALM\ALM\data\sa\DomsInfo\StyleSheets

Target: <drive>\ProgramData\HP\ALM\repository\sa\DomsInfo\StyleSheets

Linux Example...

Source: /root/ALM/ALM/data/sa/DomsInfo/StyleSheets

Target: /var/opt/HP/ALM/repository/sa/DomsInfo/StyleSheets

No need to bounce the ALM intance after copying these StyleSheets. The change is immediate.

Phil Trostel
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Roy_C_QC Honored Contributor.
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Re: ALM Error: Failed to perform the XSLT transformation

Greetings Philp,

Thanks for sharing this knowledge with the community.

Lots of customers will find it really useful!
We appreciate your collaboration,


Thanks & regards!

Roy Chinchilla Ramírez
Software Support Engineer

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NEW_ALM12 Outstanding Contributor.
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Re: ALM Support Tip: - ALM Error: Failed to perform the XSLT transformation

HI @PhilTrostel , 

I am kooing a file to edit or change "Defect Detail" in Defect email to say "Bug Detail". Which file and what line should be changed? Would you help me?

I have ALM11.00, ALM12.21 and ALM12.60 installed in LINUX. 

I looked at 

Source: /root/ALM/ALM/data/sa/DomsInfo/StyleSheets/Bug_Text.old.xsl and default.xsl files but do not find a line where "Defect Detail" is mentioned?

This is my another thread I created for the same. 


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