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PM55955: CARMA Endevor comparison of file history doesn't show COBOL compare but Text compare

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • APAR Error Description:
    Abstract: In IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz) version
    8.0.3.1, attempts to compare to version of a member in CARMA
    Endevor result in a text comparison instead of COBOL.
    
    Problem:
    1) From the CARMA repository view, user selects a COBOL program:
    in the Environment/SubSystem, extension correctly appears as
    .CBL
    2) User right-clicks on a member and select Show History: the
    Show History view does not show any extension for the member
    3) When doing a compare between versions, the compare editor
    doesn't highlight COBOL syntax like if it was text file.
    
    
    Local fix:
    A workaround is to open the Properties for each of the versions
    you want to compare and select 'cbl' from the drop down list for
    the Local file extension.
    After choosing 'cbl' from the list and clicking OK, the file's
    icon in the CARMA Version History view should change from the
    one of a text file to the one of a COBOL file and the extension
    should be shown.
    Performing a 'Compare with ? Each Other' for the two versions
    should then open a COBOL compare instead of a text compare.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Extensions were not properly being set in the CARMA History View
    

Problem conclusion

  • Fixed the problem with the extension not appearing even when set
    in the history view.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3.2 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

    PM55955

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    803

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-01-13

  • Closed date

    2012-03-29

  • Last modified date

    2012-03-29

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R803 PSY

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 8.0.3

Reference #: PM55955

Modified date: 29 March 2012