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PI16867: RDZ SHOWS INCONSISTENT CONTEXT MENU EDITOR CHOICES FOR COBOL SOURCES IN SEQUENTIAL DATASETS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • 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)
    

Local fix

  • 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.
    

Problem summary

  • 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.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Proper checking for a file extension resolves the issue.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI16867

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    851

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2014-04-28

  • Closed date

    2016-03-28

  • Last modified date

    2016-03-28

  • 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 DEV FOR SY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R851 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 851

Reference #: PI16867

Modified date: 28 March 2016