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PM65886: DATES WITH HYPHENS PROCESSED INCORRECTLY WHEN USING ARABIC EGYPT LOCALE

Fixes are available

PM65886; 7.0.0.23: dates with hyphens processed incorrectly when using arabic eg
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Hyphens are incorrectly interpreted as negative characters
    when processing dates when using the Arabic Egypt locale.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0 with the Arabic Egypt locale    *
    *                  enabled.                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The IBM supplied ICU4J library          *
    *                      incorrectly processes hyphens for       *
    *                      dates when using the Arabic Egypt       *
    *                      locale.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    ICU4J (shipped as com.ibm.icu.jar) incorrectly recognizes
    hyphens in a date string as negative value indicators. This
    issue occurs when the ICU4J library is running within a system
    using the Arabic Egypt locale.
    Consider the following date:
    2012-01-30-17.47.33
    The year 2012 is recognized as '-2012'. A
    java.text.ParseException is thrown by the library, but is
    usually caught and not directly shown to the user.
    The WebSphere Application Server v7.0 includes ICU4J v3.4.5.
    This problem has been fixed in ICU4J v3.6.
    

Problem conclusion

  • ICU4J code was updated to properly handle the hyphens as
    separators between elements of the date string.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.25.  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

    PM65886

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-05-31

  • Closed date

    2012-06-11

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-11

  • 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



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM65886

Modified date: 11 June 2012