Using external scripts for listboxes can result in unexpected values being returned in Rational Change
Attempts to use external scripts to populate a customized listbox might result in old or unexpected listbox values being returned in IBM Rational Change version 5.3.
There is a deliberate change in the behavior of listbox scripts in Rational Change release 188.8.131.52.
Rational Change release 5.2 uses a cache to store the values of the list boxes that have external scripts associated with them.
This setting was not configurable and provided as a mandatory setting.
As of release 184.108.40.206 this setting is configurable in
By default this setting will be set to true. This means attributes will use a cache to store and get the values.
pt.cfg should look like this:
- For a value of true Rational Change will use the cache to get the attribute values.
- For a value of false Rational Change will run the script and get the values.
If this setting is not present in the
pt.cfg file, the default value of "true" will apply.
Resolving the problem
To Change the setting in the
pt.cfg file, search for
"CACHE_EXTERNAL_LISTBOX_VALUES" in the
pt.cfg file and set the value to true or false as required.
If this entry is not present in the this configuration file then first add the following lines at the end of the file and then replace "<actual_value>" with either "true" or "false" (without the quotes) as needed.
Stop and restart the Rational Change server for this parameter change to take effect.
More support for:
Software version: 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Reference #: 1579722
Modified date: 30 April 2012