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IJ13150: UPGRADE TO MAXIMO 7.6.1 CREATES HUNDREDS OF COLUMNS INCORRECTLY.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After upgrade to 7.6.1, Integrity Checker reports 1982 errors
    that were not reported previously. These errors are all of the
    variety:
    
    BMXAA0443E -- Error - BMXAA0494E -- The definition of this
    column does not match the actual column. The native column
    definition does not match the servers metadata. Run the
    Integrity Checker in repair mode.
    BMXAA6841I -- ACTCISPEC.LINKEDTOATTRIBUTE, Maximo definition is
    UPPER(16), Database column is UPPER(16)
    
    Why are these errors being reported? MaxVar VARCHARMULTIPLE is
    set to 2, which means that the native database column should be
    2 times the size of the Maximo-defined length
    maxattribute.length.  But according to the errors, that is not
    the case - columns are the same length as maxattribute.length.
     It appears that 7.6.1 UpdateDB does not take the
    VARCHARMULTIPLE setting into account when it adds/modifies a
    column.  Since this was not an issue previously, this is a
    regression.
    
    STEPS TO REPRODUCE:   On a database that supports a multi-byte
    character set - that is, maxvar VARCHARMULTIPLE is greater than
    1 - upgrade to 7.6.1.
    RESULTS: All text columns that are created or modified by the
    upgrade are now the same length as defined in
    maxattribute.length.
    EXPECTED RESULTS:   If VARCHARMULTIPLE=2, then columns should
    be 2 times the length defined by maxattribute.length.  If
    VARCHARMULTIPLE=3, then columns should be 3 times the length
    defined by maxattribute.length.
    
    PRODUCT VERSION:  7.6.1
    

Local fix

  • Use tool varcharmultiplier to correct the lengths of the
    columns.
    
    1. First reset VARCHARMULTIPLIER to 1.
    2. Run varcharmultiplier.bat -m2
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Maximo Users on 761                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * The VARCHARMULTIPLE MaxVar was read incorrectly, causing     *
    * problems when setting that MaxVar or when running the        *
    * Integrity Checker.                                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixpack Release 7.6.1.0 of Base Services, or request   *
    * an interim fix                                               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix for this APAR is contained in the following maintenance
    package:
    | release\fix pack\interim fix for Release 7.6.1.0 of Base
    Services
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IJ13150

  • Reported component name

    UPGRADE PROGRAM

  • Reported component ID

    5724R46UP

  • Reported release

    761

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-01-30

  • Closed date

    2019-02-28

  • Last modified date

    2019-02-28

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • MAXIMO
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    UPGRADE PROGRAM

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R46UP

Applicable component levels

  • R761 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Maximo Asset Management
Upgrade Programs

Software version: 761

Reference #: IJ13150

Modified date: 28 February 2019