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PM88132: TEST SUITE FAILS WHEN EXECUTING A TEST: ACTION.DISPLAY LENGTH

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Test Suite fails when executing a test.  Exception with
    ACTION.DISPLAY byte length is too large.  Truncation appears to
    truncate comments that have special characters.  Bullets in
    comments and special characters in previous test can cause the
    second test to fail.
    

Local fix

  • Remove special characters or replace with non-special characters
    or remove the comment.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of Rational Integration Tester who paste test action   *
    * descriptions into Rational Integration Tester from other     *
    * applications                                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When running a Test Suite a failure will occur when running  *
    * a specific test.  An error message will be displaying        *
    * stating that the                                             *
    *  ACTION.DISPLAY byte length is too large and truncation has  *
    * occurred.                                                    *
    *                                                              *
    * This problem happens if a user has pasted a large amount of  *
    * text into a test action's description from another           *
    * application (e.g. Microsoft Word) and the pasted text        *
    * contains Unicode characters such as bullets.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Users can modify the text in the test action descriptions to *
    * remove the special characters or they can upgrade to version *
    * 8.5 of Rational Integration Tester where this problem no     *
    * longer occurs.                                               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Tester automatically truncates text from the test actions to
    ensure that it fits into the database column size.  However, if
    the string contained Unicode characters then the truncation was
    occurring in the wrong place and the resulting text was still
    too large for the database.  This problem was fixed in version
    8.5 of Rational Integration Tester where the truncation is done
    correctly.  Users should note that text will still be
    truncation.
    
    This problem was also fixed in GH Tester version 5.4.0.21.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM88132

  • 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

    2013-04-30

  • Closed date

    2013-06-26

  • Last modified date

    2013-06-26

  • 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

    GREEN HAT TESTE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G79GT

Applicable component levels

  • R540 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Green Hat Tester

Software version: 5.4

Reference #: PM88132

Modified date: 26 June 2013