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PI42732: S SIGN IN COBOL COPYBOOK NUMERIC VALUES CAUSES RIT TO MISS PARTS OF THE MESSAGE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If you have a CopyBook like that includes something like :
    
                                     10 SOMEFIELD-ARRAY-COUNT
    PIC S9(4).
                                     10 SOMEFIELD-ARRAY OCCURS 1 TO
    50 TIMES
                                            DEPENDING ON
    SOMEFILED-ARRAY-COUNT.
    
    RIT will miss the SOMEFIELD-ARRAY fields as part of the message
    sent.
    

Local fix

  • A possible workaround is to change the copybook definition of
    this line:
       10 SOMEFIELD-ARRAY-COUNT         PIC S9(4).
    To become
       10 SOMEFIELD-ARRAY-COUNT         PIC 9(4).
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of Rational Integration Tester working with COBOL  *
    * copybooks.                                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Rational Integration Tester incorrectly processed the sign   *
    * character for signed fields in a COBOL copybook such as PIC  *
    * S9(4) under non-EBCDIC character sets. The field was omitted *
    * when the message was sent.                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix for this issue was provided in version 8.6.0.4 of Rational
    Integration Tester.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI42732

  • 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

    2015-06-10

  • Closed date

    2015-06-26

  • Last modified date

    2015-06-26

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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 PSY

       UP

  • R870 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench

Software version: 8.6

Reference #: PI42732

Modified date: 26 June 2015