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PI20960: RECEIVING COPYBOOK MESSAGES THAT CONTAIN DEPENDING ON GIVES UNEXPECTED FIELD

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When receiving messages created using a Copybook schema that
    uses DEPENDING ON structure, an additional field is shown at the
    end of the message as "Unexpected".
    The data fields are received correctly and some of the data
    appears again at the end.
    
    Tests and stubs function correctly but the Message Difference
    window will display the Unexpected field.
    
    STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
    
    Import a Copybook schema containing the DEPENDING ON
    instruction.
    Create a test to read a file using this schema.
    Run the test.
    Click on the Subscribe entry in the test console to launch the
    Message Difference window.
    View the Actual Message.
    
    EXPECTED RESULTS:
    
    The message is displayed correctly.
    
    ACTUAL RESULTS:
    
    The message is displayed in full with an Unexpected field at the
    end containing a repeat of the data.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of Rational Integration Tester using Copybooks     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * If Rational Integration Tester receives a message and        *
    * formats it using a Copybook with the DEPENDING ON            *
    * instruction in it and the message contains repeating nodes   *
    * then data is repeated at the end of the message. This error  *
    * causes the Message Difference window to report an Unexpected *
    * Difference when there were no differences.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem was caused by Rational Integration Tester
    incorrectly calculating the node position. This problem has been
    fixed in version 8.6.0.2 of Rational Integration Tester
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI20960

  • Reported component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Reported component ID

    5725G79IT

  • Reported release

    860

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-06-27

  • Closed date

    2015-01-02

  • Last modified date

    2015-01-02

  • 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

  • R800 PSN

       UP

  • R801 PSN

       UP

  • R850 PSN

       UP

  • R851 PSN

       UP

  • R860 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench

Software version: 8.6

Reference #: PI20960

Modified date: 02 January 2015