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PI38404: RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR SYSTEM Z (RDZ): RDZ/RTC INTEGRATION TRANSFERS FILES AS BINARY DURING DRAG AND DROP FROM LOCAL TO PDS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for System z (RDz) v9.1.1.1 and
    Rational Team Concert Integration (RTC) v4.0.6.2 transfers
    files as binary during drag and drop or copy/paste
    from a local zComponent project to a remote PDS.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    
    1- use SCM zImport --binary command to import a COBOL program to
    RTC
    2- load it to a local workspace using RTC Find and Load Eclipse
    projects
    3- connect to z/OS from the Remote System Explorer
    4- drag and drop or copy/paste a program from the local
    zComponent project to a remote PDS
    5- open the remote program in LPEX or COBOL Editor: characters
    are not readable
    

Local fix

  • Create the remote member manually and copy its content using
    copy/paste from the editors
    

Problem summary

  • MVS files containing non-round-tripable characters can be
    imported into RTC as binary rather than being converted to
    UTF-8.  Those files are also loaded from RTC to the workstation
    using binary transfer.  When such files are drag/dropped or
    copy/pasted from the workstation to an MVS host, they need to be
    transferred as binary.  RDz was not checking with RTC to see
    whether or not the files were binary before transferring them
    which led to problems.
    

Problem conclusion

  • RDz now checks RTC metadata before transferring RTC files from
    the workstation to the host, and if they are binary, uses binary
    transfer.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V9.1.1.2 Fix Pack which
    is available from the Recommended Fixes support download page:
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2294&uid=swg27006335
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI38404

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    911

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-04-03

  • Closed date

    2015-10-16

  • Last modified date

    2015-10-16

  • 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

  • R911 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 9.1.1

Reference #: PI38404

Modified date: 16 October 2015