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PI71044: USING JAVA 8 WITH MARSHALL.JAR RUNTIME TO CONVERT UNICODE DECIMAL NUMBERS, AN ILLEGALARGUMENTEXCEPTION IS THROWN

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using Java 8 with the marshall.jar runtime to convert
    Unicode Decimal numbers, an IllegalArgumentException is
    thrown. This does not occur with Java 7.0 or lower.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server using the marshall.jar library with  *
    *                  Unicode Decimal numbers.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When using Java 8 with the              *
    *                      marshall.jar runtime to convert         *
    *                      Unicode Decimal numbers, an             *
    *                      IllegalArgumentException is             *
    *                      thrown. This does not occur with Java   *
    *                      7.0 or lower.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    An incorrect value is being passed to the Java 8 data access
    API when attempting to convert Unicode Decimal numbers. This
    results in an IllegalArgumentException to be raised.
    

Problem conclusion

  • To resolve the issue, the correct paramater value is passed to
    the data access API.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.43, 8.0.0.13, 8.5.5.11 and 9.0.0.2.  Please
    refer to the Recommended Updates page for delivery
    information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI71044

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-10-21

  • Closed date

    2016-11-16

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-08

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 900

Reference #: PI71044

Modified date: 08 March 2017