PM74762: XML-TEXT IS WRONGLY PROCESSED BY THE STRING VERB.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Incorrect results when using STRING xxx DELIMITED BY SIZE with
    XML-TEXT.  For example
     STRING 'START-OF-ELEMENT' XML-TEXT DELIMITED BY SIZE
       INTO SOMETHING.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users of Enterprise COBOL Version 4 who use  *
    *                 the verb XML PARSE and then use the verb     *
    *                 STRING with the phrase DELIMITED BY SIZE     *
    *                 to move the contents of XML-TEXT.            *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When using STRING DELIMITED BY SIZE     *
    *                      on XML-TEXT, XML text is not treated    *
    *                      as a variable length item.              *
    *                                                              *
    *                      For example:                            *
    *                                 STRING 'START: ' XML-TEXT    *
    *                                   DELIMITED BY SIZE          *
    *                                   INTO stuff                 *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply the provided PTF.                      *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    In Enterprise COBOL compiler is not recognizing XML-TEXT
    as variable length when processing the STRING verb.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The Enterprise COBOL compiler is changed to recognize XML-TEXT
    as variable length when processing the STRING verb.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM74762

  • Reported component name

    ENT COBOL FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655S7100

  • Reported release

    420

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-10-10

  • Closed date

    2012-10-25

  • Last modified date

    2012-11-01

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UK83018 UK83019

Modules/Macros

  •    IGYNDATA
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    ENT COBOL FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655S7100

Applicable component levels

  • R400 PSY UK83018

       UP12/10/28 P F210

  • R420 PSY UK83019

       UP12/10/28 P F210

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Document information


More support for:

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

Software version:

4.2

Reference #:

PM74762

Modified date:

2012-11-01

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