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PI40260: COPYBOOK ZONED DECIMAL RE-SAVE ADDS BYTE TO MESSAGE WHEN ISO-8859-1 ENCODING IS SELECTED.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using a copybook with a zoned decimal and he ISO-8859-1
    encoding any change is made to a message action and saved,
    closed and re-opened in test factory then a '+' (or '-') is
    added after the zoned decimal in the next field and all
    subsequent bytes are pushed forward by one.  This does not
    happen when using the (default) CP037 encoding.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of Rational Integration Tester working with zoned  *
    * decimals in Copybooks.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Zoned decimals in Copybooks generally include the sign part  *
    * of the number as an overpunch in the last digit of the       *
    * serialized form. This overpunch was previously included for  *
    * EBCDIC-based character sets, but not for ASCII-based         *
    * characters, which meant that ASCII-based messages were being *
    * corrupted.                                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix for this issue was provided in version 8.7.0.2 of Rational
    Integration Tester. Overpunch support has been added for the
    ASCII-based character sets.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI40260

  • Reported component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Reported component ID

    5725G79IT

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-05-01

  • Closed date

    2015-07-10

  • Last modified date

    2015-07-10

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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 PSN

       UP

  • R870 PSY

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Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench

Software version: 8.5

Reference #: PI40260

Modified date: 10 July 2015