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IT11216: TRANSLATION ATON() WILL NOT SILENTLY ACCEPT COMMA AS DECIMAL

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • As part of a code fix in V5.2.5 will no longer implicitly
    accept a comma as a decimal separator in the ATON() function
    during translation. It did accidentially in 5.1 up to 5.2.4,
    which was fixed. Please note that reading data into the map and
    specifying the comma as separator in the map or via the
    business process always worked and continues to, for
    examplem for positional or EDI.
    The same applies to the SWIFT format reader which
    continues to accept the comma.
    

Local fix

  • Make sure that the data is read correctly into a real variable.
    This can be done by explicitly specifiying the comma
    (positional or EDI) or by using the right data types (SWIFT).
    If you need to convert then replace the comma with a dot before
    you call the aton() function in the extended rule.
    

Problem summary

  • Users Affected:
    Customers who use standards enveloping, translation and
    mapping
    
    Problem Description:
    ATON() fails in V5.2.5, while it works in V5.2.4.2
    
    Platforms Affected:
    All
    

Problem conclusion

  • Resolution Summary:
    As of V5.2.4.2, the translator no longer converts a comma to
    a period by default. Customers who want this conversion need
    to add the parameter "storage.customerDefaultDecimalSeparator"
    to the transation.properties
    file, which tells the translator what character to
    consider as decimalSeprator.
    
    Delivered In:
    5020500_9
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT11216

  • Reported component name

    STR B2B INTEGRA

  • Reported component ID

    5725D0600

  • Reported release

    525

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-09-14

  • Closed date

    2015-09-15

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-15

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • TRANSLAT
    

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:
15 September 2015