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PI68724: RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR SYSTEM Z (RDZ) DEBUGGER GUI DOESN'T SHOW VARIABLE VALUES FOR PL1 HANDLES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for System z - RDz
    
    In the debugger GUI the if you have a pointer that points to a
    structure for instance, the data in the structure is not
    displayed when you hover over it.
    
    For example, in the progarm below when you hover over
    out.correctPerson.correctname or out.correctPerson.Surname the
    correct values are displayed.  However, if you hover over
    out.buggyPeronson=>name or out.buggyPreson=>surname then
    you are shown the value of the pointer and not the data
    pointed to.
    
     TESTA: package exports(TESTA);
    
     define structure 1 personType,
        3  name     char(10),
        3  surname  char(10);
    
     TESTA :  proc options(main);
      dcl    1 TEST STATIC,
            3 MySurname Char(10) INIT ('Doe'),
            3 MyName Char(10) INIT ('John');
    
     dcl 1 in,
           3 name char(10),
           3 surname char(10);
     dcl 1  out,
            3   buggyPerson handle personType,
            3   correctPerson,
                5 correctName char(10),
                5 correctSurname char(10);
       out.correctPerson.correctName = MyName;
       out.correctPerson.correctSurname = MySurname;
       out.buggyPerson = new(:personType:);
       out.buggyPerson=>name = MyName;
       out.buggyPerson=>surname = MySurname;
     END TESTA;
     end TESTA;
    

Local fix

  • If you highlight only the variable, MyName, in the statement
    below then you will see the value of MyName.
    out.buggyPerson=>name = MyName;
    

Problem summary

  • When using hover while debugging PLI applications,the hover does
     not appear for handles.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The hover parser was not handling the notation for handlers (=>)
     such that the variable value could be displayed in the hover.
    This issues is addressed with the fix for this APAR.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V9.1.1.5 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

    PI68724

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    910

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-06

  • Closed date

    2017-01-25

  • Last modified date

    2017-01-25

  • 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

Reference #: PI68724

Modified date: 25 January 2017