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IT02283: "GETDOCUMENTINFO" SERVICE THROWS ERROR WHEN CORRELATION CONTAINS "&" CHARACTER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • "GetDocumentInfo" Service throws error when correlation
    contains "&" character.
    
    Error in WF log:-
    
    [2014-05-14 15:15:14.093] ERROR 000110010759
    WORKFLOW.WORKFLOW.ERR_WFCUtil_stringToDocument
    WFCUtil.stringToDocument() converting xml string to DOM obj
    caught parsing exception
    [2014-05-14 15:15:14.093] ERROR 000000000000 GLOBAL_SCOPE
    [1400073314093] The entity name must immediately follow the '&'
    in the entity reference.
    [2014-05-14 15:15:14.093] ERRORDTL 000000000000 GLOBAL_SCOPE
    [1400073314093]org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The entity name
    must immediately follow the '&' in the entity reference.
        at org.apache.xerces.parsers.DOMParser.parse(Unknown Source)
        at
    com.sterlingcommerce.woodstock.workflow.WFCUtil.stringToDocument
    (WFCUtil.java:91)
    

Local fix

  • STRRTC - 424759
    AE / AE
    Circumvention: None
    

Problem summary

  • USERS AFFECTED:
    ALL
    
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    GetDocumentInfo Service throws an error when a correlation
    contains "&" character.
    
    PLATFORMS AFFECTED:
    ALL
    

Problem conclusion

  • The issue is caused basically because '&' does not escape as
    '&'.
    Even though this is explicitly set in the Business Process
    (BP), when the value is passed from BP to a specific java class
    for further processing, it is again converted back to '&'.
    Through this APAR this erroneous behavior is corrected.
    Also, this issue was observed when the 'VALUE' element in the
    CorrelationService contained '&' character.
    With the current fix, care is taken to escape the '&'
    character when it is present in both 'NAME' and 'VALUE'
    elements.
    
    DELIVERED IN:
    5020500_12
    5105
    5020601_7
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT02283

  • Reported component name

    STR B2B INTEGRA

  • Reported component ID

    5725D0600

  • Reported release

    510

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2014-06-05

  • Closed date

    2016-03-30

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-08

  • 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

    STR B2B INTEGRA

  • Fixed component ID

    5725D0600

Applicable component levels

  • R525 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 March 2017