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PI54559: IN RDZ, PLI COMPARE NEEDS PREFERENCE "IGNORE SEQUENCE NUMBER" AND "IGNORE WHITE SPACES"

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In Rational Developer for z Systems (RDz) v9.5, attempt to
    compare PLI files fails
    with preference "ignore sequence number" if preference "ignore
    white spaces" is not
    selected as well.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    
    1- Create a new PLI sample project from menu
    File > New > Example > Workstation PL/I > PLI Sample 1
    
    2- Copy HelloApp.pli into HelloApp2.pli
    3- Set preferences in menu Window > Preferences
    - PL/I > Editor > Sequence numbers, check "Manage sequence
    numbers"
    - PL/I > Compare/Patch, check "Ignore sequence area"
    4- Edit HelloApp2.pli and add sequence numbers after column 72
    and few lines
    5- On z/OS Project explorer, select both HelloApp.pli and
    HelloApp2.pli
    6- Right-click on the selection and select menu Compare With >
    each other
    7- Observe that lines with sequence numbers are marked as
    changed
    

Local fix

  • Go to preference General > Compare/Patch and select "Ignore
    white space"
    

Problem summary

  • APAR Error Description
    ***************************************************************
    In Rational Developer for z Systems (RDz) v9.5, attempt to
    compare PLI files fails
    with preference "ignore sequence number" if preference "ignore
    white spaces" is not
    selected as well.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    
    1- Create a new PLI sample project from menu
    File > New > Example > Workstation PL/I > PLI Sample 1
    
    2- Copy HelloApp.pli into HelloApp2.pli
    3- Set preferences in menu Window > Preferences
    - PL/I > Editor > Sequence numbers, check "Manage sequence
    numbers"
    - PL/I > Compare/Patch, check "Ignore sequence area"
    4- Edit HelloApp2.pli and add sequence numbers after column 72
    and few lines
    5- On z/OS Project explorer, select both HelloApp.pli and
    HelloApp2.pli
    6- Right-click on the selection and select menu Compare With >
    each other
    7- Observe that lines with sequence numbers are marked as
    changed
    
    ***************************************************************
    Local fix:
    Go to preference General > Compare/Patch and select "Ignore
    white space"
    

Problem conclusion

  • Modified "ignore sequence number" code to also ignore trailing
    whitespace caused by presence of sequence numbers.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V9.5.1.1 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

    PI54559

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-12-22

  • Closed date

    2016-05-27

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-27

  • 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

  • R951 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 950

Reference #: PI54559

Modified date: 27 May 2016