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JR56261: NON DEFAULT VALUES SET TO A SERVICE'S INPUT MAPPINGS ARE DELETED WHEN SERVICE MOVES TO A TOOLKIT

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After you create a process app and toolkit and, in the process
    app, create a General System service that has multiple input
    parameters, each of type String, all but one having null values,
    and one having no default value, you wire the Start event to the
    End event. Then you create another General System service that
    you drag the first General System service into and wire between
    the Start and End events. You then clear the Use Default option
    for the second General System service and hardcode strings for
    all the input mappings of the first General System service, for
    example "param1", "param2". You save your work and move both
    General System services into  the toolkit you created at the
    same time by highlighting them in the Implementation menu of the
    palette, right-clicking one of them, and selecting "Move to
    other toolkit". You then leave the process app, go to the
    toolkit you created and into the input mappings, and notice that
    the values you entered aren't there. The input mappings are
    blank.
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED:
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Local fix

  • There are multiple workarounds:
    
    - Copy the items to the target app/toolkit, and then delete them
    from the source app/toolkit, or
    - You move the items one at a time, the issue does not occur
    either.
    

Problem summary

  • When performing a multi asset move of services or processes,
    there is the possibility that data mappings become hidden.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix will be included in IBM BPM V8.5.7 cumulative fix 2016.09
    that ensures the data mappings are not hidden.
    
    To determine whether the cumulative fix is available and
    download it if it is, complete the following steps on Fix
    Central:
    
    1. On the Select product tab, select WebSphere as the product
    group, IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from the
    WebSphere options, All as the installed version, and All as the
    platform, and then click Continue.
    2. In the Text field, enter "cumulative fix?, and click
    Continue.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR56261

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    857

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-07-15

  • Closed date

    2016-09-22

  • Last modified date

    2016-09-22

  • 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

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R857 PSY

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Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Standard

Software version: 857

Reference #: JR56261

Modified date: 22 September 2016