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PM33629: The link by attribute does not link objects if the target object is not shown in the default view of the target module.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Problem Statement:
    The link by attribute does not link objects if the target object
    is not shown in the default view of the target module.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    
    1. Create two modules, source and target.
    2. Create a text attribute in the source module whose values are
    the absolute numbers of objects in target module.
    3. For example, if you have added first 5 absolute numbers in
    the text attribute of source module, run a filter on the target
    module such that first five objects are not in the view. Save
    this as a view.
    4. Now, run the Link by Attribute on the source module and try
    to map the requirements.
    5. You will recieve a message saying 'Could not find object x in
    target module, Quit? If you cancel, no links are created between
    the objects which were not in the view of the target module.
    
    Expected Results:
    
    Link by attribute should link to objects even they are not part
    of the module's default view.
    
    Actual Results:
    
    No links will be implemented for objects which are not part of
    the default view.
    
    
    Possible Workarounds:
    
    Load standard view in the target/source module manually and then
    run the Link by Attribute utility.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
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    According to the old  behavior, when a user attempts to
    create links by attribute, links are created to the objects
    that are visible in the default view in the target module.
    User has a requirement that it should be linked to ALL the
    attributes instead of VISIBLE objects.
    Current behavior is Objects visible in default view in
    target module are linked.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Both the current behavior and customer's requirement are a
    valid use case. Hence, we are providing an option to choose
    between "only objects in default view" or "all the objects".
    
    When "only objects in default view" is checked - All the
    objects in current view are linked (Existing behavior)
    When "all the objects" is checked - All the objects in the
    module are linked (New behavior)
    
    This will satisfy needs of requested customer as well as
    existing customers
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM33629

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    920

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-02-25

  • Closed date

    2012-06-06

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-06

  • 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 #: PM33629

Modified date: 06 June 2012