PM75341: Select child diagram navigation while the 'Properties Pane' is open results in all menus to fail in Rational System Architect

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • Configuration:
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    Environment = Microsoft Windows (R)
    Tool = IBM Rational System Architect (R)
    Versions = 11.4.2.1 (90), 11.4.2.2 (69)
    
    Description:
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    With the 'Properties Pane' open, attempts to use the IBM
    Rational System Architect 'Go To Parent Diagram', 'Go to Child
    Diagram' and 'Go To Top Diagram' menu commands, result in all
    IBM Rational System Architect menu commands to fail.  This issue
    is known to occur in two scenarios:
    Scenario #1: With a standard encyclopedia parent and child with
    any diagram type.
    Scenario #2: With a Department of Defense Architecture Framework
    (DoDAF) Activity Based Methodology (ABM) encyclopedia parent and
    child with Operational Activity Model (OV-5) diagrams.
    
    Impact:
    ------
    This means Parent/Child diagram navigation is not working as
    expected and it is also not possible to use any other IBM
    Rational System Architect menu commands.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    -----------------
    This issue can be reproduced using either of the two scenarios:
    Scenario #1: With a standard encyclopedia parent and child with
    any diagram type.
    Scenario #2: With a DoDAF ABM encyclopedia parent and child with
    OV-5 diagrams.
    
    Scenario #1: Standard encyclopedia parent and child with any
    diagram type:
    1) Create a parent diagram with a symbol.
    2) Use the symbol to create a child diagram and leave the child
    empty.
    3) Close both diagrams.
    4) Open the 'Properties Pane'.
    5) Open the parent diagram.
    6) Right-click on the symbol and use it to open the child
    diagram.
    7) Right-click on the child diagram white space and use it to go
    back to the parent diagram.
    8) The IBM Rational System Architect menu commands appear to be
    disabled. For example 'Tools | Preference' fails to pop up a
    dialog. 'Help | About', 'Go To Parent Diagram', 'Go To Child
    Diagram' and 'Go To Top Diagram' also fail.
    
    Scenario #2: DoDAF ABM encyclopedia parent and child with OV-5
    Activity Model diagrams:
    1) Open the IBM Rational System Architect samples encyclopedia
    DODAF_ABM.
    2) Ensure the 'Properties Pane' is open.
    3) Open the OV-05 Activity Model diagram 'Context - Manage UAV
    Data Acquisition'.
    4) Select the symbol 'Manage UAV Data Acquisition'.
    5) Right click and select 'Go TO Child Diagram'.
    6) Select Child Diagram 'Manage UAV Data Acquisition OV-05
    Activity Model'.
    7) Click on open.
    8) Right click on the white space of the child diagram.
    9) Select 'Go TO Parent' menu command.
    10) On the parent diagram, notice that the IBM Rational System
    Architect menu commands fail.
    
    Expected Results:
    ----------------
    All the IBM Rational System Architect menu commands to function.
    
    Actual Results:
    --------------
    All the IBM Rational System Architect menu commands fail.
    
    WORKAROUNDS:
    - Close the 'Properties Pane' then all IBM Rational System
    Architect menu commands will work correctly.
    Or,
    - Close each diagram then menu bar menu items work.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • With the "Properties Pane" open, attempts to use the IBM
    Rational System Architect "Go To Parent Diagram", "Go to Child
    Diagram" and "Go To Top Diagram" menu commands, result in all
    IBM Rational System Architect menu commands to fail.
    This issue is known to occur in two scenarios:
    Scenario #1: With a standard encyclopedia parent and child with
    any diagram type.
    Scenario #2: With a Department of Defense Architecture
    Framework (DoDAF) Activity Based Methodology (ABM) encyclopedia
    parent and child with Operational Activity Model (OV-5)
    Diagrams.
    This means Parent/Child diagram navigation is not working as
    expected and it is also not possible to use any other IBM
    Rational System Architect menu commands.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM75341

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC SYS ARCH

  • Reported component ID

    5724V68SA

  • Reported release

    B42

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-10-18

  • Closed date

    2013-03-15

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-15

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TLOGIC SYS ARCH

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V68SA

Applicable component levels

  • RB42 PSY

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Rational System Architect

Software version:

11.4.2

Reference #:

PM75341

Modified date:

2013-03-15

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