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PM84408: confFileExists perm produces errors when run with ':' or '?' characters

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When the confFileExists() DXL perm is run with a file name
    string which contains either ':' or '?', errors will be given.
    
    To recreate:
    
    Run code such as the following:
    
    '
    h= ':'
    print h '\n'
    noError()
    print confFileExists(h,confSystem)
    mstrErrorMsg = lastError()
    print mstrErrorMsg '\n'
    
    h= '?'
    print h '\n'
    noError()
    print confFileExists(h,confSystem)
    mstrErrorMsg = lastError()
    print mstrErrorMsg '\n'
    '
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Error message are displayed.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Those characters are not valid for use in filenames,  so that's
    why you get an error.
    
    You cannot use any of the following characters in a filename: \
    / : * ? " < > |
    
    (See https://support.microsoft.com/kb/177506)
    
    Error messages improved to make this OS restriction clearer.
    

Temporary fix

  • Use valid filenames
    

Comments

  • This happens in versions of DOORS prior to DOORS 9.5.1.2. This i
    s a client side fix.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM84408

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    930

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-03-08

  • Closed date

    2013-11-07

  • Last modified date

    2013-11-07

  • 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

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V61DR

Applicable component levels

  • R951 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.3

Reference #: PM84408

Modified date: 07 November 2013