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PM76914: Rational Developer for System z (RDz): EST-XSE wizard can be made to generate an invalid XMLSS-based converter for COBOL 3.4

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for System z - RDz - v8.0.3
    Generation for Enterprise Service Tools
    
    In any case, XMLPARSE option is prioritized from Preferences,
    even if it has been cleared in the Wizard on the entity
    to generate by specifying a compiler level of 3.4.
    The result is a converter that will not works properly if
    compiled with Cobol 3.4.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The values of two Enterprise Service Tools workbench preferences
    incorrectly take precendence over their respective values
    specified in the Web service wizards.
    
    The two preferences are:
    "XMLPARSE option" @ Window->Preferences->Enterprise Service
    Tools->COBOL XML Converters->Specify Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
    options
    "Parser" @ Window->Preferences->Enterprise Service Tools->PL/I
    XML Converters->Specify Enterprise PL/I for z/OS options.
    
    For example, if the XMLPARSE option is set in the workbench
    preferences to "XMLSS z/OS XML System Services parser", but is
    blank/null in the Web service wizard due to setting the Compiler
    level option to "3.4", the converter generator will incorrectly
    receive the value "XMLSS z/OS XML System Services parser" as the
    value of the XMLPARSE option.  The result is a converter that
    will compile but will fail at execution time.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The Enterprise Service Tools preferences, Web service wizard,
    and Batch Processor have been corrected to persist and recognize
    blank/null values for "XMLPARSE option"
    (GEN_COBOL_XMLPARSE_OPTION) and "Parser"
    (GEN_PLI_XMLPARSE_OPTION).
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3.4 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

    PM76914

  • 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

    2012-11-12

  • Closed date

    2012-12-13

  • Last modified date

    2012-12-13

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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 #: PM76914

Modified date: 13 December 2012