PI16867: RDZ SHOWS INCONSISTENT CONTEXT MENU EDITOR CHOICES FOR COBOL SOURCES IN SEQUENTIAL DATASETS
Closed as program error.
Rational Developer for System z shows inconsistent context menu Editor choices for COBOL Sources in sequential datasets An inconsistency exists in the case of a sequential dataset (unmapped) **.CBL (E.g. USER123.MYSTUF.CBL) in the RSE and **.CBL in the z/OS Projects where the **.CBL DS in the z/OS projects does not show the COBOL Editor in the context menu. The inconsistency is unexpected and unwanted. For both z/OS Projects as well as the Remote Systems Explorer it should be that the context menu >> "Open with" for sequential datasets with naming **.CBL shows the same choice of editors. This where the extension matches the workstation *.xxx (e.g *.pli, *.cbl, etc)
Mapping the extension **.CBL to cbl changes the behavior to be the same in both z/OS Projects as well as the Remote Systems Explorer.
z/OS Projects view was trying to append a file extension to the sequential data set name without checking to see if there actually was a file extension (which is the reason why this problem shows up for unmapped datasets). As a result, the file name can end up with a trailing "." This invalid filename results in problems associating valid editors with the file and hence with the context menu editor choices.
Proper checking for a file extension resolves the issue.
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RATL DEV FOR SY
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NoSpecatt / Xsystem
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RATL DEV FOR SY
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