I created a new project, activated the clearcase plug-in, link to external view I keep getting the following error \
"An internal error occurred during: "Refreshing ClearCase Resource States".
Argument not valid: Could not get view status for ** NONE **"
Additionally get error that item is not a clear case element.
what am I missing?
What os are you using?
Do you have clearcase client installed?
Is your project stored in a clearcase vob?
To me it sounds like you are creating a project in Eclipse and then you do associate. It is not the same as in CVS/Subversion where you can share a project and it will automatically stored in clearcase vob.
Please describe your setup and your steps to get best support :-)