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PM17196: external link attributes contains attributes that you cannot get the properties of

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Problem
    when you create an external link and then run the trace wizard,
    you can select some attributes pertaining to that external link,
     for example, name, description, path, etc. Other options availa
    ble are object heading, object text, absno, etc. If you select t
    hese to be displayed in the column then nothing ever appears in
    your trace column for these attrs. This is when the external lin
    k is an object in another DOORS database.
    
    To Reproduce
    - create a source module
    - link the object to another in a different DOORS db
    - run the trace wizard for external links
    - in the 'external link attributes' select all the options
    - finish
    
    You will see that the attrs named above are unpopulated.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    When you create an external link and then run the trace
    wizard, you can select some attributes pertaining to that
    external link, for example, name, description, path, etc.
    Other options available are object heading, object text,
    absno, etc. If you select these to be displayed in the
    column then nothing ever appears in your trace column for
    these attrs. This is when the external link is an object in
    another DOORS database.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code that populates External Link Attributes in the list
    view so that the user could display these attributes in
    analysis columns has been changed to populate only
    non-system attributes AND the following system attributes
    (Normal non-system object-level attributes also apply to
    external links.):
    
    1). Created By
    2). Created On
    3). Created Thru
    4). Last Modified By
    5). Last Modified On
    The reason for this is that other system attributes that are
    applicable to objects are NOT applicable to External links
    since External Links themselves are considered as objects
    having their own attributes.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM17196

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    920

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-06-24

  • Closed date

    2011-06-29

  • Last modified date

    2011-06-29

  • 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

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V61DR

Applicable component levels

  • R920 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.2

Reference #: PM17196

Modified date: 29 June 2011