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PI47187: IN RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR SYSTEM Z (RDZ) 9.1.1.1, OPENING/COMPIL ING A COBOL SOURCE WITH SYSTEM Z LPEX EDITOR RESULTS IN ERROR

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Problem Description: In Rational Developer for System z (RDz)
    version 9.1.1.1, opening a COBOL source with system z  LPEX
    editor or compiling that source from the System z LPEX editor
    while "Validate against compiler version" is enabled, may result
    in error 'COBOL Syntax Parser' has encountered a problem. This
    error does not prevent the user to continue editing or
    compiling. Here is how you may be able to reproduce the problem:
    1) In Window > Preferences > COBOL > Real-time Syntax Checking,
    enable "Validate against compiler version:"
    2a) Open your COBOL source using System z LPEX editor or
    2b) Open your COBOL source using System z LPEX editor and
    compile it
    3) You may see the error 'COBOL Syntax Parser' has encountered a
    problem. The error log file (located in
    <workspace>\.metadata\.log) will have the following exception:
    !MESSAGE An internal error occurred during: "COBOL Syntax
    Parser".
    !STACK 0
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    
     at
    com.ibm.systemz.cobol.editor.lpex.parser.ParseJob.rerunCompilerT
    argetValidation(ParseJob.java:104)
     at
    com.ibm.systemz.cobol.editor.lpex.parser.ParseJob.run(ParseJob.j
    ava:94)
     at org.eclipse.core.internal.jobs.Worker.run(Worker.java:53)
    

Local fix

  • 1) If using System z LPEX editor, disable "Validate against
    compiler version" in the preferences.
    2) Edit or compile the COBOL source using COBOL editor.
    

Problem summary

  • Opening or compiling a COBOL source with System z LPEX editor
    can result in a NullPointerException being reported in the log.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI47187

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    911

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-08-19

  • Closed date

    2016-02-25

  • Last modified date

    2016-02-25

  • 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

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 9.1.1

Reference #: PI47187

Modified date: 25 February 2016