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PI44484: EXCEL DATA SOURCE DOES NOT EVALUATE TEST TAGS CORRECTLY AT RUN TIME

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You have created an Excel Test Data Source that uses test tags
    in the File Name.
    Your test modifies the value of the tags before the test data
    lookup but the default tag values are still used.
    
    STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
    
    1. Configure an Excel Data Source with one of more test tags in
    the File Name.
    2. In your test, configure a default value for the tag.
    3. Set the tag before the Iterate Test Data action.
    4. Run the test.
    
    EXPECTED RESULTS:
    
    The test data is located using the latest values of the tags.
    
    ACTUAL RESULTS:
    
    The default values of the tags are used for the lookup instead
    of the newer values set in the test.
    Incorrect test data might be used.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of Rational Integration Tester working with        *
    * datasources.                                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * In Rational Integration Tester, tags can be used in the path *
    * name for a datasource.  The tag value should be evaluated at *
    * run time to determine the path to the datasource. This       *
    * approach can be used to force reloading of datasources in    *
    * iterators. In version 8.7.0.1, the default value was used    *
    * for such tags rather than the current value.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix for this issue was provided in version 8.7.0.2 of Rational
    Integration Tester; the current value of the tag is now used
    correctly.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI44484

  • Reported component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Reported component ID

    5725G79IT

  • Reported release

    870

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-07-07

  • Closed date

    2015-07-10

  • Last modified date

    2015-07-10

  • 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 PSN

       UP

  • R870 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench

Software version: 8.7

Reference #: PI44484

Modified date: 10 July 2015