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JR43758: DECIMAL NUMBERS FORMAT ISSUE IN COACHES WITH COMMA FOR DECIMAL SEPARATION AND PERIOD FOR THOUSANDS SEPARATION LOST IN 8.0 CODE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Upgrading BPM from 7.5.0 to 8.0 resultsin the loss of locale
    specific functionality. In 7.5 coaches the comma (,) can be
    used as the decimal separator and the period (.) as the
    thousand separator for numbers if configured to do so.
    
    In 8.0 even if changing the format to "###.###.###,##" it still
    doesn't work as it did in 7.5.
    

Local fix

  • Use commas as thousands separator and periods as decimal
    separator. There is no workaround to allow the opposite as was
    possible in 7.5.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of BPM Express, BPM Standard, and     *
    *                  BPM Advanced.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Heritage coaches' formatting for        *
    *                      numbers is not displaying correctly     *
    *                      for locales with differing comma and    *
    *                      decimal placement.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Code was introduced that caused the Formatting javascript in
    coaches to be called twice causing loss of correct
    formatting, it broke both integer and decimal values.
    

Problem conclusion

  • To correct this functionality, bad code was rolledback
    allowing Heritage coaches to properly format numbers for
    different locales.
    
    Fix is available on FixCentral.
    
    Install/Dependency information is available in the readme.txt
    on FixCentral. When the user goes to the download files page
    in FixCentral, the readme will be available with the fix
    package as a separate download.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR43758

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-08-13

  • Closed date

    2012-10-09

  • Last modified date

    2012-10-09

  • 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

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Standard

Software version: 8.0

Reference #: JR43758

Modified date: 09 October 2012