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PM81025: RUNNING A SHOW IN > PROGRAM CONTROL FLOW RESULTS IN NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN RDZ 8.5.1

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • APAR Error Description:
    Abstract: In Rational Developer for System z (RDz) version
    8.5.1, running a Show in ? Program Control Flow results in
    error:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.dmh.programModel.DmhProgramModel.codeReviewCobolAvoidAcc
    ept(Unknown
    Source)
    
    Problem: To reproduce:
    
    1a- open a COBOL program with copybooks containing ACCEPT
    statement, for example: ACCEPT WS-MYVAR FROM DATE.
    or
    1b- open a COBOL program containing an ACCEPT statement, for
    example: ACCEPT WS-MYVAR FROM DATE.
    
    2- right-click in the Editor and select Show in ? Program
    Control Flow: error is raised
    
    Local fix:
    There is no known workaround at this time in version 8.5.1.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • When the COBOL source code in the editor contains an ACCEPT
    statement, running the Show in > Program Control Flow or Source
    > Show Unreachable Code features results in NullPointerException
    in RDz 8.5.1.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The features, which worked in RDz 8.5 and RDz 8.5.0.1 and did
    not work correctly in RDz 8.5.1, have been corrected to handle
    the ACCEPT statement properly again.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V8.5.1.1 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

    PM81025

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-01-21

  • Closed date

    2013-03-21

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-21

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 8.5

Reference #: PM81025

Modified date: 21 March 2013