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PM73991: ERROR DURING A COMMAND LINE EXECUTION OF TESTS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If a Tester project uses an environment variable to point to a
    test data file then when a users switches to an environment
    where this value is undefined or empty the test runs for an
    unexpected number of iterations and appears to pass even though
    it should not be able to read the test data file.
    
    Historical Information:
    
    This issue was previously logged under "GHT5-23845"
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of GH Tester and Rational Integration Tester       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * If a Tester project uses an environment variable to point to *
    * a test data file then when a users switches to an            *
    * environment where this value is undefined or empty the test  *
    * runs for an unexpected number of iterations and appears to   *
    * pass even though it should not be able to read the test data *
    * file.                                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Updated to Rational Integration Tester 8.5.1 where this      *
    * problem no longer occurs.  Note that this problem does exist *
    * in all versions of Rational Integration Tester prior to      *
    * 8.5.1.                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem was caused because although Tester evaluates the
    contents of tags at test-compilation time it did not check if
    the tag's value referred to a valid file.  From Rational
    Integration Tester 8.5.1 a check is made to see if the file
    exists.  If it does not then the test will immediately fail and
    an appropriate warning is shown to the user.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM73991

  • 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

    2012-09-28

  • Closed date

    2013-11-20

  • Last modified date

    2013-11-20

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  • 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 #: PM73991

Modified date: 20 November 2013