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PI57302: RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR SYSTEM Z (RDZ): RDZ CLIENT 9.5.1 RECEIVES AN EXCEPTION WHEN COPYBOOKS ARE NOT INCLUDED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for System z (RDz): RDZ client 9.5.1
    receives a NullPointerException when trying to open a
    copybook which is not included in the associated complete
    program.
    This Exception is a result of the failure to locate the copybook
    in the loaded complete program.
    The following error is shown in the .log file:
    "!MESSAGE Unhandled event loop exception
    !STACK 0
    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)
        at
    org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.AbstractDecoratedTextEditor$1.menuAbou
    tToShow(Unknown Source)
        at
    org.eclipse.jface.action.MenuManager.fireAboutToShow(Unknown
    Source)
        at
    org.eclipse.jface.action.MenuManager.handleAboutToShow(Unknown
    Source)
        at org.eclipse.jface.action.MenuManager.access$1(Unknown
    Source)
        at org.eclipse.jface.action.MenuManager$2.menuShown(Unknown
    Source)
        at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.TypedListener.handleEvent(Unknown
    Source)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • While editing a copybook that is associated with a complete
    program that does not actually include the copybook, attempting
    to open the context menu results in an error being logged and no
    context menu being shown.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Modified the editor code so that no error is logged, the context
    menu shows, and when the copybook being edited is not found in
    the parse stream, a pop up message is displayed.
    
    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

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI57302

  • 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

    2016-02-16

  • 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 #: PI57302

Modified date: 27 May 2016