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PM73827: REFORMATTING OF SOME COPYBOOK FIELD VALUES LEADS TO INCORRECT INVALID VALUES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Assuming a copybook has two fields defined as:
    MU52-ENTRY-AMOUNT  PIC  S9(13)V99  SIGN LEADING SEPARATE
    CHARACTER.
    MU52-ENTRY-AMOUNT-CURR  PIC  S9(13)V99  SIGN LEADING SEPARATE
    CHARACTER.
    
    If valid values are entered in longhand into GH Tester for these
    fields then all is fine. Since these are signed fields with 15
    numerics two of which are decimals a valid value could be
    "123456789012345+" (representing 1234567890123.45). If a value
    such as "1" is entered this should be reformatted to
    "000000000000100+", but it is reformatted incorrectly and the
    incorrect value contains a space.
    
    This reformatting only occurs when double clicking the message
    root node. Once the field contains an invalid value, double
    clicking the root node again will then cause an error to be
    reported (and the detail contains a stack trace). It should be
    noted that the error message is correct; it is the reformatting
    of the field which is the fault.
    
    HISTORICAL INFORMATION:
    This issue was previously logged under GHT5-22316.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Rational Integration Tester users working with messages      *
    * defined by COBOL copybooks                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When working with message fields that are based on PIC S9    *
    * computational fields, Tester serializes empty fields         *
    * incorrectly, and as a result the message instance is         *
    * corrupted.                                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to Rational Integration Tester version 8.5.1.1 or    *
    * above.                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix for this issue was included in Rational Integration Tester
    version 8.5.1.1.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM73827

  • Reported component name

    GREEN HAT TESTE

  • Reported component ID

    5725G79GT

  • Reported release

    540

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-09-27

  • Closed date

    2014-01-08

  • Last modified date

    2014-01-08

  • 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

    GREEN HAT TESTE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G79GT

Applicable component levels

  • R540 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Green Hat Tester

Software version: 5.4

Reference #: PM73827

Modified date: 08 January 2014