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PI71418: RDZ DEBUGGER CRASHES FOR COBOL PROGRAM WITH FILLER FIELD CONTAINING ACCENTED CHARACTERS ENDING IN COLUMN 72

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In Rational Developer for System z v9.0.1, debugger crashes for
    a COBOL program containing a FILLER field with accented
    characters when the string value ends at column 72.
    Here is an example of the FILLER field:
    
           01 WS-LISTX.
              03 FILLER              PIC X(0052) VALUE
                     '01instalação
    '.
    '.
    
    The same problem can be seen in RDz 9.1.1+ service packs.
    

Local fix

  • Reduce the length of the FILLER value string to end before
    column 72
    

Problem summary

  • When debugging code that contains national language characters
    with the Integrated Debugger, the source appears corrupted in
    the debug session, or a source not found error may appear.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The listing was not correctly being converted to UTF8 from the
    host encoding prior to being displayed in the editor.  This
    issue is now fixed.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V9.0.1.6 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

    PI71418

  • Reported component name

    DEV FOR Z SYS

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-10-27

  • Closed date

    2017-05-11

  • Last modified date

    2017-05-11

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DEV FOR Z SYS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R901 PSY

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 9.0

Reference #: PI71418

Modified date: 11 May 2017