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PI33427: RDZ DOES NOT FIND COPYBOOKS OR INCLUDE FILES WHEN USING A CONNECTION NAME THAT INCLUDES A SLASH CHARACTER

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for System z (RDz v9.1.1) does not find
    copybooks or include files. This happens when using a connection
    name that includes a forward or backward slash character ("/" or
    "\").
    
    E.g. if the connection name is SLASH1/PART2 or SLASH1\PART2 it
    is not marked as an error in RDz when defining a new connection
    in the remote systems viewer.
    
    The problem is noted when RDz caches the COBOL copybooks or
    include files in the
    <WorkspacesPath>\RemoteSystemsTempFiles\FttRemoteTempFiles\SLASH
    1\PART2 directory.
    
    The reason is that an extra level in the directory structure is
    created (....\PART2). The editor is unable to find the cached
    copybooks in
    <WorkspacePath>\RemoteSystemsTempFiles\FttRemoteTempFiles\SLASH1
    \PART2\USER1\USER1.AUTOMART.COPYBOOK
    
    This problem can be observed from RDz versions 8.x to 9.1.1
    

Local fix

  • Avoid using a forward ("/") or backward ("\") slash character
    when naming a new connection in the remote systems viewer.
    

Problem summary

  • The RSE connection name validator does not check for invalid
    characters like the slash character.  As a result, the cached
    remote files associated with the connection can not be properly
    handled since RSE becomes confused by the temp file path (with
    the inclusion of a slash in the path).  RSE should add checks to
    ensure this (and other problemmatic characters) are detected and
    an error message is shown.
    
    This APAR is being closed FIN with concurrence from the
    submitting customer. This means that a fix to this APAR is
    expected to be delivered from IBM in a release which is being
    developed at the time that the APAR was closed. The latest
    release of the product to exit development at the time this
    APAR was closed was: Rational Developer for z Systems V9.5.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI33427

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    911

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-01-26

  • Closed date

    2015-09-18

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-18

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • R950 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 9.1.1

Reference #: PI33427

Modified date: 18 September 2015