PM70261: Reimporting Visio SAXML of BPMN diagram with the original open results in not valid format error in Rational System Architect

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APAR status

  • Closed as Permanent restriction.

Error description

  • When importing a BPMN process diagram via an SA XML file, while
    the original file is still open, the not a valid format error is
    seen in IBM Rational System Architect.
    
    Configuration:
    ------------
    Environment = Microsoft Windows (R)
    Tool = IBM Rational System Architect (R)
    Version = 11.4.2
    Integration = SA Process Integrator with Microsoft Office Visio
    (R) 2007
    
    Detailed Description:
    --------------------
    This issue is know to occur in two scenarios.
    
    Scenario #1
    Importing the SAXML of a BPM diagram with the original diagram
    still open in Visio.
    
    Scenario #2
    Re-importing the SAXML of a BPM diagram with the original
    diagram still open in Visio.
    
    Symptom:
    -------
    Error Message:
    The imported diagram xml is not a valid format as supported by
    SAPI.
    
    Impact:
    ------
    You may think there is something wrong when there may not be.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    ------------------
    Scenario #1
    1. Create a BPMN diagram within Visio using SAPI
    2. Save the file as a .vsd file
    3. Export the file into SAXML
    4. Import the exported SAXML file into Visio
       (ensure that the original file is still open)
    
    Scenario #1
    1. Follows steps 1-3 above
    2. Import into SA (optional: change models if you wish!)
    3. Export from SA into XML
    4. Import the exported SAXML file into Visio
       (ensure that the original file is still open)
    
    Expected Results:
    ----------------
    The (re-)import happens without an error message.
    
    Actual Result:
    -------------
    On the (re-)import an error message is displayed.
    
    WORKAROUND
    close the original diagram within Visio.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    "The imported diagram xml is not a valid format as supported
    by SAPI" error message received when importing a BPMN
    process diagram via an SA XML file, while the original file
    is still open.
    

Problem conclusion

  • There are no plans to address this issue. The problem only
    occurs with the same diagram xml (obtained either from
    System Architect or Process Integrator) being imported more
    than once in the same session. Importing of different
    diagrams is not affected. The resolution is to close the
    original diagram within Visio. The client has agreed to
    concede this issue.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM70261

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC SYS ARCH

  • Reported component ID

    5724V68SA

  • Reported release

    B42

  • Status

    CLOSED PRS

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-08-03

  • Closed date

    2013-04-03

  • Last modified date

    2013-04-03

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More support for:

Rational System Architect

Software version:

11.4.2

Reference #:

PM70261

Modified date:

2013-04-03

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