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PI16502: ISO 8583 FORMAT CANNOT BE USED IN NON-TCP TRANSPORTS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • It is not possible to apply an ISO 8583 schema to text messages
    or when using transports other than TCP.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of Rational Integration Tester                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * It is not possible for a user to use the custom bitmap       *
    * fields in an ISO 8583 schema in a text (i.e. non-binary      *
    * binary transport).  The functionality worked correctly for   *
    * transports such as TCP but could not be fully used on        *
    * transports such as MQ.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to Rational Integration Tester 8.6.0 where this      *
    * problem has been resolved.                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem has been resolved in versoin 8.6.0.  Rational
    Integration Tester can now parse the extra encoding in an
    ISO8583 bitmap when NON-TCP transport is being used (for
    example, using MQ transport and using zoned binary in bitmap).
    
    This fix adds a new ISO8583-specific tag
    ibmrit:bitmapConvert="1" to the schema. Rational Integration
    Tester checks this tag and does bitmap conversion when applying
    the ISO8583 schema in field expansion or collapse.
    
    Users should add this tag when using NON-TCP transports when
    they wish to use extra encoding in the bitmap, as in the
    following example:
    
    <xsd:group name="Bitmaps_Group" ibmrit:extraEncoding="UTF-8"
    ibmrit:bitmapConvert="1" ibmrit:encodingOffset="4"
    ibmrit:prefixLength="0">
    
    The tag ibmrit:bitmapConvert="1" must not be added when using
    extra bitmap encoding in the TCP transport.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI16502

  • Reported component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Reported component ID

    5725G79IT

  • Reported release

    851

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-04-22

  • Closed date

    2014-07-04

  • Last modified date

    2014-07-04

  • 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

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G79IT

Applicable component levels

  • R851 PSN

       UP

  • R860 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench

Software version: 8.5.1

Reference #: PI16502

Modified date: 04 July 2014