PM61118: LICENSE CODES WITH MULTIPLE MODULES BUT NO "CORE" OPTION ONLY LICENSE THE LOWEST-NUMBERED MODULE IN IBM SPSS STATISTICS

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APAR status

  • Closed as Vendor Solution.

Error description

  • You are using IBM SPSS Statistics with a network (concurrent
    use) or site license, and have purchased varying numbers of
    users for
    Statistics Base and various modules.  You've created separate
    license code strings, bundling the extra modules together -- for
    example one license code string for Statistics Core/Base, and
    another with just module options "3" and "10" -- "3" being
    Advanced Statistics and "10" being Custom Tables.
    
    When you launch Statistics and run the syntax command "SHOW
    LICENSE" however, Custom Tables is not present, nor is it
    available in the menus.
    

Local fix

  • When module licenses are bundled together in a license code
    string with no "0" feature code present, only the lowest feature
    code is recognized.  So a license that contains the "0" option
    will several other modules will license them all.  But the
    license code string in this example that contains just the "3"
    and "10" options will only license the "3" option -- "10" will
    not be picked up.
    
    The workaround is to be sure to either bundle all modules
    together with the Core option "0" -- which is only possible if
    you have the same number of users for each module as you do for
    Core -- or create one individual license code string for each
    module separately.
    
    This has been reported to IBM SPSS Statistics Development for
    remediation in a future release.
    

Problem summary

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • This issue was addressed by altering the procedures available
    when the user generates their authorization codes to begin with
    at the Licensing Key Center.  No code changes were made to IBM
    SPSS Statistics or the Sentinel License Manager, but users may
    now no longer generate autorization codes that combine
    individual modules if the Core license is not included.  This
    resolves the problem.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM61118

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    K00

  • Status

    CLOSED ISV

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-03-23

  • Closed date

    2012-11-26

  • Last modified date

    2013-02-07

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More support for:

SPSS Statistics
Statistics Desktop

Software version:

20.0

Reference #:

PM61118

Modified date:

2013-02-07

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