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PI74159: DXL issue related to comparisons & referenced parameters can cause incorrect DXL output & issues with spreadsheet import

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • DOORS A DXL issue related to comparisons and referenced
    parameters can cause incorrect DXL output and issues with
    spreadsheet imports.
    As a result of this DXL issue, DOORS Client becomes non
    responsive while importing any
    Spreadsheet file (CSV or TSV) and doesn't import contents from
    the file.
    1.> Either create a new Module or open any existing Module in
    Exclusive Edit Mode.
    2.> Create a simple new CSV or TSV file ensuring that its
    formatted as per DOORS Import requirements. You can even export
    any existing DOORS Module to Spreadsheet (CSV or TSV) and use
    the same for importing into DOORS.
    3.> File -- Import -- Spreadsheet and navigate to the file you
    wish to import. Select options as appropriate in the Import
    Spreadsheet window and then click on Import.
    You will notice that DOORS Client would become non responsive
    and the memory consumption of 'doors.exe' keeps on increasing.
    Contents of the Spreadsheet never get imported into DOORS

Local fix

  • If feasible, you can install and use DOORS Client on
    just one machine to import the Spreadsheet file(s).

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users/environments affected.                             *
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * DOORS client becomes non-responsive while importing any      *
    * spreadsheet file and doesn't import contents from the file.  *
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    Client side fix.

Problem conclusion

  • This has been resolved in the DOORS release.

Temporary fix


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  • PE




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    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

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Fix information

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Applicable component levels

  • R961 PSY


Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 961

Reference #: PI74159

Modified date: 14 December 2017