Renaming a file in the Rational Developer for System z RSE view to a name containing an illegal character causes a Java Null pointer error and the file disappears from the RSE view.
Member names consist of 1 to 8 alphanumeric (A to Z), national (# @ $), or numeric (0 – 9) characters, a hyphen (-), or a character X'C0'. The first character must be alphabetic, national, +, or −. If the first character is + or −, the member is a part of a generation data group.
Renaming a file in the Rational Developer for System z RSE view to a name containing an illegal character returns the following error:
RSEG1064U - Unexpected error renaming <newfile.name>
and may cause the Rational Developer for System z workspace to hang.
The details displays a Java Null Pointer Exception and an unhandled event loop error is logged in the Error Log.
Use valid characters when renaming a member. Although the file seems to disappear from the RSE view after the rename error, it is created and available through TSO.