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PM62897: DOORS: The Attribute features settings checked or unchecked when opening a module in Read-only or Exclusive Edit

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The Attribute features settings shows different behavior when
    opening a module in Read-only mode and Exclusive Edit mdoe.
    The issue is not seen when creating attribute manually. However,
    the issue occurs when using DXL code to create attributes that
    may or may not be a DXL attribute.
    Here's some sample code:
    string dxlCode = 'print \'HI\''
    create object type 'String' inherit false
      //-
    multi false dxl dxlCode changeBars true                //-
    date true history true attribute 'theDXLAttr'
    - The code will create an attribute called 'theDXLAttr'.
    - Close and re-open the module in read-only mode and you'll see
    that the settings are checked.
    - Close and re-open the module in Exclusive Edit mode and you'll
    see that the settings are NOT checked.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    UI is inconsistent when showing a DXL attribute in read-only
    and edit modes.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Attribute features are not applicable to DXL attributes,  so
    setting or not setting them has no effect.  Toggling the DXL
    setting (when in edit mode) will always take the current
    defaults for those attributes.
    
    The problem is really just that the dialog shows different
    things in read-only vs edit modes.  Making the read-only
    mode do the same thing as edit mode (by explicitly clearing
    the feature checks when DXL is checked) makes the behaviour
    consistent,  and fixes the issue.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM62897

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    930

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-04-19

  • Closed date

    2013-03-18

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-18

  • 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 #: PM62897

Modified date: 18 March 2013