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PI52808: RDz THROWS NPE WITH "ASSOCIATING AN INCLUDED FILE WITH A COMPLETE PROGRAM" AFTER USING THE "CLEAR THE ASSOCIATION" OPTION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for System z - RDz - v9.5.0
    
    The "Associating an included file with a complete program"
    option for COBOL or PL/I editors works initially but after
    "Clear the association" a NPE is thrown and user cannot edit the
    applicable copybook.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    1) Create a new local example COBOL project via
    Menu File > New > Example then select Global Auto Mart COBOL
    Sample
    2) Try to edit the copybook GAM_COBOL\COPYBOOK\GAM0BCA.cpy
    Editor opens and code is highlighted
    3) close the editor
    4) Right-click on GAM_COBOL\COPYBOOK\GAM0BCA.cpy and select
    Associate Complete Program
    associate it to GAM_COBOL\GAM0VDB\GAM0VDB.cbl
    5) Try to edit the copybook GAM_COBOL\COPYBOOK\GAM0BCA.cpy
    The editor opens but the code is not highlighted and the
    following error is then in the .log file:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
        at
    org.eclipse.rse.subsystems.files.core.SystemIFileProperties.<ini
    t>(Unknown Source)
        at
    com.ibm.ftt.resources.zos.PBSystemIFileProperties.<init>(Unknown
    Source)
        at
    com.ibm.systemz.common.jface.systemz.editor.SystemzEditorSupport
    .doSetInput(Unknown Source)
        at
    com.ibm.systemz.common.jface.editor.CommonTextEditor.doSetInput(
    Unknown Source)
        at
    com.ibm.systemz.common.jface.editor.CommonSourceEditor.doSetInpu
    t(Unknown Source)
        at
    com.ibm.systemz.cobol.editor.jface.editor.CobolEditor.doSetInput
    (Unknown Source)
    6) Right-clicking in the editor also does not work and produces
    similar error:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
        at
    com.ibm.systemz.cobol.editor.jface.editor.CobolEditor.editorCont
    extMenuAboutToShow(Unknown Source)
        at
    org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.AbstractTextEditor$13.menuAboutToShow(
    Unknown Source)
    7) Close the editor
    8) clear the association
    Right-click on GAM_COBOL\COPYBOOK\GAM0BCA.cpy and select
    Associate Complete Program
    Click on clear association
    Click OK
    9) Try to edit the copybook GAM_COBOL\COPYBOOK\GAM0BCA.cpy and
    same error is raised once again and the editor is empty.
    

Local fix

  • There is no known workaround at this time
    

Problem summary

  • Null pointer exception in changeSession when session not found
    

Problem conclusion

  • in SMS 7.0
    PROBLEM CONCLUSION:
    The fix for this APAR is expected to be contained in the
    following maintenance delivery vehicle:
     | fix Pack | 7.0.0-ISS-AWS-FP0021
    TEMPORARY FIX:
    COMMENTS:
    MODULES/MACROS:   None
    

Temporary fix

  • SRLS:      Non
    

Comments

  • RTN CODES
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI52808

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-11-19

  • Closed date

    2015-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2015-12-16

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • APPLICABLE COMPON NT LEVEL/SU:
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • MESSAGE TO SUBMITTER:

       



Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 950

Reference #: PI52808

Modified date: 16 December 2015