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An APAR (Authorized Program Analysis Report) represents a formal report to IBM development of a problem caused by a suspected defect in a current unaltered release of an IBM program. After the report is filed, the IBM development team reviews the suspected defect to determine the appropriate disposition of the APAR, taking action to resolve those confirmed as actual defects in the IBM program.

IBM customers can obtain information regarding reported APARs from any of the IBM Product Support Centers. To access one of the Informix Product Support Centers, visit the Informix Product Family Support page.

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APAR Field information

Field
Description
APAR status Indication of the APAR state.
  • OPEN indicates that the product defect has been analyzed by product development, but that no general availability product has been released yet with any code change.
  • Closed as <description>: Indicates that the product defect has been fixed in a general availability product, and a description of the reason for the problem.

    Example:
    Closed as program error.

    See the APAR Closing Codes.
Error description Description of the symptoms seen as a result of this problem, including
  • error messages
  • diagnostic log information
  • sequences of events
  • stack traces etc.
Local fix Possible workaround
Problem summary Summary of users affected by this problem and how
Problem conclusion Description of where/how the problem was fixed
Temporary fix Additional workarounds
Comments Additional Information
APAR information A summary listing of the APAR information



APAR Closing Codes

APAR Code
Description
CAN
The record was cancelled, probably because it was created mistakenly or a customer requested that the record be cancelled.
DOC
The problem was caused by an error in an IBM publication.
DUU
The record was closed as a duplicate of an open record.
FIN
Fixed If Next release. There is an intention to fix the deficiency if there is another release of the product. This is not a commitment, but expresses intention. 'Next release' is not defined.
PER
A programming error was found and will be corrected in a future release.
PRS
A programming error was found but will not be corrected. It is a permanent restriction.
USE
The problem was caused by a user error.



Example:


APAR status
OPEN

Error description  
When querying the sysmaster database syssqlstat table, the sqs_statement column shows an incorrect sql statement for the session

Local fix
As workaround, instead of using column syssqlstat.sqs_statement, we can get correct results (sql statement) if retrieving column syssqexplain.sqx_sqlstatement. This other SMI table (syssqexplain) can be joined to syssessions by the session id (sqx_sessionid).

Problem summary  
The sysmaster:syssqlstat column displayed the wrong sql statement for the sqs_statement column, and this was corrected.

Problem conclusion  
Fixed in 9.40.xC9

Temporary fix


Comments
APAR information
APAR number IC49689
Reported component name INFORMIX DYNAMI
Reported component ID 5724C1700
Reported release 940
Status OPEN
PE NoPE
HIPER NoHIPER
Special Attention NoSpecatt
Submitted date 2006-06-15
Closed date
Last modified date 2006-08-30

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Informix product family

Software version:

1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 4.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 7.3, 8.0, 9.4, 10.0, 11.0, 11.1, 11.5, 11.7

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1246394

Modified date:

2009-02-12

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