PI11809: Rational Developer for System z V8.5.0 and V9.0.0 LPEX editor behaves differently than previous versions
Fixes are available
Closed as program error.
Rational Developer for System z V8.5.0 and V9.0.0 LPEX editor behaves differently than previous versions. Various editing behaviors in the LPEX editor work differently starting with version 8.5 and newer releases. Some examples are copy and paste, line split and block text manipulation. In RDz 8.5.x, the COBOL parser was modified for editing improvements and a change occurred that affected the column values used when attempting these functions. On the LPEX command line, executing the command 'query fields' will display a result of 1 7 73 81, in previous versions the result would be 1, 73, 81. This means that doing any of the editing functions that span these columns may result in unexpected behavior such as truncated text and the limitation of being able to move text out of the column values. Work around: Use of a different editor, like the COBOL editor, will result in different editing features.
The introduction of a new COBOL parser caused the behaviour of text operations to change. These operations included copy/paste, line split and block text manipulation. These changes were caused by the enforcement of new field values.
The ability to restore the old COBOL parser is now available to the customer if the prior behaviour is desired. To revert back to the old behavior update the LPEX parser values. In the RDz client, go to Windows>Preferences>LPEX Editor> Parsers and find the values cobolZosCopy and cobolZosSqlCics and change them to look like the following. Values (default) for current behavior (8.5.1 and above): cobolZosCopy = com.ibm.ftt.language.cobol.lpex.CobolZosCopyParser cobolZosSqlCics = com.ibm.ftt.language.cobol.lpex.CobolZosSqlCicsParser For old preferred behavior (8.0.3.x) cobolZosCopy = com.ibm.ftt.language.cobol.lpex.InternalCobolZosCopyParser cobolZosSqlCics = com.ibm.ftt.language.cobol.lpex.InternalCobolZosSqlCicsParser Be sure to hit the 'Set' button for each value to update it prior to closing the preference window. The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with IBM Rational Developer for System z V188.8.131.52 Fix Pack which is available from the Recommended Fixes support download page: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2294&uid=swg27006335
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