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PM73831: Excel Test Data Sets treat all dates as being midnight GMT

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using an Excel Test Data Set containing dates, it is
    assumed that they are expressed in GMT.  Tester converts these
    dates to local time.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of Tester working with Excel Test Data Sets        *
    * containing dates.                                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When you use an Excel Test Data Set containing dates, it is  *
    * assumed that they are expressed in GMT.  Tester converts     *
    * these dates to local time.  For example, consider a          *
    * spreadsheet containing 31/08/2010 and 31/12/2010             *
    * (dd/mm/yyyy).  In the "London UK" locale, these will be      *
    * converted to 30/08/2010 23:00 and 31/12/2010 00:00           *
    * respectively; in the "Amsterdam NL" locale, these will be    *
    * converted to 30/08/2010 22:00 and 30/12/2010 23:00           *
    * respectively.                                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to Rational Integration Tester and/or RIT-Agent      *
    * 8.5.1.1 or above.                                            *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed in Rational Integration Tester 8.5.1.1.
    In this version it is also possible to set the timezone that RIT
    will use to interpret dates using the property:
    com.ibm.rational.rit.excel.timezone.  For example, to revert to
    the previous behavior the following should be specified in the
    JVM Arguments section of Library Manager:
    
    -Dcom.ibm.rational.rit.execel.timezone=GMT
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM73831

  • 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

    2014-01-07

  • Last modified date

    2014-01-07

  • 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 #: PM73831

Modified date: 07 January 2014