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PM58681: Rational Developer for Sysetm z (RDz) real-time syntax check indicates errors

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for Sysetm z (RDz) real-time syntax check
    indicates errors all through a program when in fact there are no
    errors.
    
    In this case,  there is a vertical bar in the left margin that
    extends down into the procedure division.  There are also 2
    warnings that appear in the right margin.  If you click on one
    of these then the whole section of initializeProgram through
    calculatexxxxDate becomes highlighted.  The error that then
    appears in the left margin states, 'Preprocessor statement
    resolution contains the following error:  'ERROR_TOKEN'
    unexpected tokens ignored.
    
    Further analysis revealed that using ROWID as a variable was
    causing this behavior.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The COBOL data item ROWID, contained within this program or one
    of its copybooks, is being incorrectly treated as a COBOL
    language keyword by the Rational Developer for System z (RDz)
    real-time syntax check. This causes the parser to fail with the
    given error, and disables the RDz editor tooling that requires a
    successful parse of the edited program. (ROWID is a keyword in
    the data description clause USAGE SQL TYPE IS ROWID, which is
    not how it is being used in this program).
    

Problem conclusion

  • The Rational Developer for System z (RDz) real-time syntax check
    will now check for ROWID in the USAGE clause separately, without
    parsing ROWID like a keyword when it appears as a data item
    name.   The side effect is that when used in USAGE SQL TYPE IS
    ROWID, ROWID will now use the "user-defined word" syntax
    coloring, not "reserved word".
    
    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

    PM58681

  • 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

    2012-02-21

  • Closed date

    2012-03-29

  • Last modified date

    2012-03-29

  • 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

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R803 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 8.0.3

Reference #: PM58681

Modified date: 29 March 2012