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IJ06721: DATE PARAMETERS GET CORRUPTED WHEN CUSTOM DATE DISPLAYDATE UTILIZED FOR NON BASE LANGUAGE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When date format is defined using Setting.DISPLAYDATE_<lang>,
    Maximo uses language from the locale to find the date format,
    where as for the date parameter BIRT Report integration uses
    language of the user to decide date format. When user's
    language and language in locale of the user does not match the
    date parameter may not be converted correctly. This effects
    only the date parameters.
    
     STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
    find an environment that has multiple languages
    log in as English user and ensure the user profile has language
    either blank or EN, locale can be blank or en_CA
    set system properties for setting.displaydate as follows
    setting.DISPLAYDATE = dd/MM/yy
    setting.DISPLAYDATE_FR = yy-MM-dd  (_FR can be a difference
    language if you wish)
    
    go to report administration application and run the report
    usage report. Enter report_usage.rptdesign as the report file
    name, other parms leave blank
    
    you may, or may not get any results this time, depends if the
    report has ever been run on the environment you are using
    
    Now, run it again, with same values as before and you should
    have at least one entry - for the report you ran a minute ago.
    (Now you know there is some data. There will be at least 2
    results the next time you ran it because you have just run it
    twice.)
    
    Run it again
    this time, use the same report file name, but enter a date
    range that at least covers today/ Use the calendar, you should
    see the dates appear in the dd/MM/yy format
    
    submit the report. You should see data.
    
    Now, change the user profile, to
    language = FR (Again, _FR can be your language of choice)
    locale = en_CA  (this is the important part, en_CA is correct)
    log out of maximo, set language to your chosen language and log
    in again - you should now be using your chosen language
    
    run the report usage report again
    report file name the same = report_usage.rptdesign
    enter the same date range you did the last test - this time the
    dates should appear as yy/MM/dd (this is fine, and expected)
    Submit the report
    
    
    RESULTS: no records are selected because the date value is not
    in the expected format
    EXPECTED RESULTS: should utilize the correct date as entered on
    the request page
    
    PRODUCT VERSION:  7.6.06
    

Local fix

  • don't use the EN locale when using non English language
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Reporting users in a multi-language environment              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When the user's display language does not match that user's  *
    * locale's display language, reporting dates may not be        *
    * formatted correctly.                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix for this APAR is included in the following package:
                             | Release 7.6.1.1 of Base Services.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IJ06721

  • Reported component name

    BIRT INTEG-SYST

  • Reported component ID

    5724R46B2

  • Reported release

    760

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-05-29

  • Closed date

    2018-08-22

  • Last modified date

    2018-08-22

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BIRT INTEG-SYST

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R46B2

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: Maximo Asset Management
BIRT

Software version: 7.6

Reference #: IJ06721

Modified date: 22 August 2018