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PI10871: Running the DXL Library sample 'Convert Symbol characters to Unicode' deletes OLEs present in the Attributes

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APAR status

  • Closed as Permanent restriction.

Error description

  • There exists a built in DXL Library sample script 'Convert
    Symbol characters to Unicode' which converts Symbol characters
    in string values and text values to equivalent Unicode
    characters.
    
    However, if the Attribute which would be modified also contains
    OLE(s) in it, then running the script deletes all OLEs present
    in the Attributes.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    --------------------
    1.? Have text in Object Text or any other Text type attribute
    which contains symbols that would be modified when the 'Convert
    Symbol characters to Unicode' script is run AND add either one
    or more OLEs in it. They can be of any type. You can use the
    attached Module archive for testing.
    
    2.? Click on Tools ? DXL Library ? 'Convert Symbol characters to
    Unicode' run.
    
    3.? You would notice that when the script is run, the OLE(s) are
    deleted from the Attribute(s)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users/environments                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * If you run the DXL library sample, 'Convert Symbol           *
    * characters to Unicode', any OLEs present in the attributes   *
    * get deleted                                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * This is a known limitation of the script and hence the DXL   *
    * library sample has been updated with a warning indicating    *
    * this                                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This is a known limitation of the script and hence the DXL
    library sample has been updated with a warning indicating this
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI10871

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PRS

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-02-03

  • Closed date

    2014-06-07

  • Last modified date

    2014-06-07

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Fix information

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.5

Reference #: PI10871

Modified date: 07 June 2014