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PI97634: STUB EXCEL TEST DATA ON LINUX IS SLOW TO ACCESS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A stub running on Linux can take 2 seconds to process Excel test
    data.  This results in a 2 second delay when responding to each
    received message.
    
    The problem can be seen in the Agent log as follows:
    
    [RunTests/instance2 (1)]: [24/04/2018, 11:20:57.855] [Debug]
    Instance 19: Tag read : PROJECT/ROOT_DIRECTORY
    (/var/myWorkspace/ita/7539796174161277891/engines/1/ProjectFiles
    )
    
    2 second delay
    
    [RunTests/instance2 (1)]: [24/04/2018, 11:20:59.954] [Debug]
    Instance 19: Tag read : Name ()
    
    STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
    
    1. Create a stub that performs a Test Data Lookup using Excel
    test data.
    2. Deploy to RIT-Agent with Debug logging enabled.
    3. Send a message to the stub.
    
    EXPECTED RESULTS:
    
    The stub responds in a few milliseconds
    
    ACTUAL RESULTS:
    
    The stub responds in 2 seconds.
    The RIT-Agent log shows the delay.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    
    Convert the test data to CSV and redesign the stub to use that
    file.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of Excel test data                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * On some operating systems, previous releases of Integration  *
    * Tester did not correctly detect when a file used as the      *
    * source of a Test Data resource was modified. This might lead *
    * to data being refreshed unnecessarily.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Fixed in 9.2.0.1
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI97634

  • Reported component name

    RATL INTEGRA TE

  • Reported component ID

    5725G79IT

  • Reported release

    910

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-05-04

  • Closed date

    2018-07-03

  • Last modified date

    2018-07-03

  • 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 INTEGRA TE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G79IT

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: Rational Test Workbench

Software version: 910

Reference #: PI97634

Modified date: 03 July 2018