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PM50720: refreshing a DXL date attribute which assigns an empty or null value causes a diagnostic log

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If you refresh a DXL which either:
    
     - doesn't assign a value
     - assigns a null value
     - assigns an empty value ('')
    
    ...the result is a diagnostic log
    
    To reproduce create and refresh a Date type DXL attribute
    containing code such as 'int i = 1'
    
    The behaviour here seems erratic, when trying to find a
    workaround I found that I had to restart my client, and perform
    a refresh at least twice to ensure I had the correct result.
    
    The only workaround I did find was to use a fallback value i.e
    rather than setting the attribute to null/empty/nothing use a
    date such as 1st January 1970.
    
    This was introduced at some point between 9.2.0.4 and 9.3.0.4
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    If you refresh a DXL which either:
    
     - doesn't assign a value
     - assigns a null value
     - assigns an empty value ("")
    
    ...the result is a diagnostic log
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been changed so that a diagnostic log no longer
    occurs
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM50720

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    930

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-10-24

  • Closed date

    2012-03-09

  • Last modified date

    2012-03-09

  • 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

  • R930 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.3

Reference #: PM50720

Modified date: 09 March 2012