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MA47217 - LIC-INCORROUT SERVICE ACTION LOG CANNOT SEARCH FROM OR TO 2019 OR 2020

 APAR (Authorized Program Analysis Report)

Abstract

LIC-INCORROUT SERVICE ACTION LOG CANNOT SEARCH FROM OR TO 2019
OR 2020

Error Description

The Select Time Frame screen of the Service Action Log (SAL)    
option of the Hardware Service Manager (HSM) service tool      
incorrectly does not allow "From" or "To" dates with the year  
as 19 or 20.                                                    
The SAL cannot search from or to dates in 2019 or 2020.        
The IdeTime Class has a quirk in that the constructor          
that the SAL search uses assumes dates beginning                
with 19 or 20 are being specified with the century value 19 or  
20. That leads to other bad assumptions about the dates in the  
case of the SAL Select Time Frame screen, where the first 2    
digits are always the year including if they are 2019 or 2020.  
All that leads to considering the dates as invalid and error    
messages on the screen.                                        
                                                               
The solution is for IdeTime class to provide a ctor that has a  
new input parameter to indicate that the input date string MIGHT
have a century value or not. If the input date string          
definitely does not specify the century value, and the new input
parameter is set to FALSE, then the IdeTime will not assume that
dates starting with 19 or 20 are specifying the century, but    
rather the year 19 or 20. The Select Time Frame screen will use
the new ctor and specify FALSE for the new parameter.          

Problem Summary

Please see the ERROR DESCRIPTION section.                      

Problem Conclusion

The years 19 and 20 will be allowed in the date fields on the  
Select Time Frame screen of the SAL option in HSM.              
Selecting 2018 ( 18 ) as the beginning year and 2021 ( 21 )    
as the ending year will display SAL entries.                    

Temporary Fix

Comments

Circumvention


PTFs Available

R710 MF65228   1000
R720 MF65214   9123
R730 MF65215   9116

Affected Modules

         
         

Affected Publications

Summary Information

Status............................................ CLOSED PER
HIPER........................................... No
Component.................................. 9400DG3CM
Failing Module.......................... RCHMGR
Reported Release................... R720
Duplicate Of..............................




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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V5R2M0, V5R3M0, V5R3M5, V5R4M0, V5R4M5, V6R1M0, V6R1M1, V7R1M0, V7R2M0, V7R3M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: MA47217

Modified date: 17 May 2019