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PI78576: RATIONA DEVELOPER FOR Z - RDZ JAVA NPE OCCURS WHEN IN EDIT OF PROGRAM IN LOCAL PROJECT AND SELECT TO OPEN CALLED FILE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • IBM Rationa Developer for z - RDz v9.5.1
    Java Null Pointer Exception (NPE) occurs when in edit of
    program in local project and select to Open Called file
    
    Using the COBOL Sample 1 local project (startapp, printapp):
    Asociate a property group
    The edit associated property group >
     Editor Configurations > Local Files > Local Libraries
     and point to a local drive that contains printapp.cbl
    open startapp.cbl in the COBOL editor
    highlight PrintApp
    right mouse click
    select Open File "PrintApp"
    
    Nothing happens, but in the .log file you will find this
    Java.Null.Pointer.Exception:
    !ENTRY org.eclipse.ui
    !MESSAGE Unhandled event loop exception
    !STACK 0
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.ftt.language.manager.impl.Language.searchPathLibraries
                                               (Language.java:464)
     at
    com.ibm.ftt.language.manager.impl.Language.searchPathLibraries
                                               (Language.java:243)
     at com.ibm.ftt.language.manager.impl.actions.
    OpenCalledProgramAction.run(OpenCalledProgramAction.java:180)
    ...........
    

Local fix

  • None Available
    

Problem summary

  • NPE occurs in the COBOL editor for a file in a local project
    when highlighting the member of a CALL statement and attempting
    to open it via right-mouse-click->Open File.
    

Problem conclusion

  • When the file being edited is part of a local project, a check
    is made to determine whether the resource is part of a z/OS
    project - if so, remote information is required.  In this case,
    the code incorrectly determined the resource to be part of a
    z/OS project, which resulted in the NPE.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for z Systems V9.5.1.5 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

    PI78576

  • Reported component name

    DEV FOR Z SYS

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    951

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-03-21

  • Closed date

    2017-04-27

  • Last modified date

    2017-04-27

  • 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

    DEV FOR Z SYS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R951 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 951

Reference #: PI78576

Modified date: 27 April 2017