PM76914: Rational Developer for System z (RDz): EST-XSE wizard can be made to generate an invalid XMLSS-based converter for COBOL 3.4
Closed as program error.
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.
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.
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 V188.8.131.52 Fix Pack which is available from the Recommended Fixes support download page: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2294&uid=swg27006335
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