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PI51212: RDZ - CURSOR JUMPS TO FIRST LINE WHILE TYPING IN THE TOGGLE BLOCK MODE WITH THE MANAGE SEQUENCE NUMBERS PREFERENCE ENABLED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for System z - RDz - v9.1.1.1 Toggle block
    mode is one of the feature inherited from base eclipse features.
    The code for toggle block mode in RDz was not modified to
    function/support under sequence number action. Therefore, while
    typing out letters in the selected block, the cursor tends to
    jump to the first line after typing out the first letter.
    Recreation Steps:
    - turn on Managed Sequence numbers preference for the COBOL
    Editor
    - do a File > Example > Gloabl Automart COBOL
    - open a COBOL file in the COBOL editor
    - scroll down to see the DATA DIVISION
    - turn on Toggle Block Selection Mode
    - select DIVISION
    - type 'abc', letter 'a' is at the right location but 'b' and
    'c' are located on the first line of the program
    

Local fix

  • Disable Manage Sequence Numbers from Windows > Preferences >
    COBOL > Editor > Sequence Numbers > [Disable the sequence
    numbers].
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED: RDz COBOL editor users that have the Manage
    Sequence Numbers preference set on.
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When editing COBOL source using the COBOL
    editor the cursor will jump to the first line of the file after
    typing in a selected area.  The area must be selected using the
    Block Selection Mode and the Manage Sequence Number preference
    must be set on.
    
    The problem can be avoided by setting the Manage Sequence Number
    preference off before typing in an area selected using Block
    Selection Mode.   Once typing in the area has been completed,
    the Manage Sequence Number preference can be set on again.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The COBOL editor will be updated in a future fix pack to allow
    typing in an area selected using Block Selection Mode, while
    also having the Manage Sequence Number preference set on,
    without the cursor jumping to the first line of the source file.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V9.1.1.3 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

    PI51212

  • 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

    2015-10-26

  • 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 #: PI51212

Modified date: 25 February 2016