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JR29550: Oracle upsert command fails with bounded raw fields when the APT_OLD_BOUNDED_LENGTH environment variable is set. Fatal Error.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Oracle EE operator: resence of the environment variable
    APT_OLD_BOUNDED_LENGTH is
    failing upsert unit tests with bounded raw fields. (customer has
    applied patch 89416 for their
    DS752 on Itanium, to fix a problem when using upsert with
    dates, into oracle 10).
    

Local fix

  • Presence of the environment variable APT_OLD_BOUNDED_LENGTH is
    failing upsert unit tests with bounded raw fields.
    This is true even with the current code without any
    modifications.
    
    That said, I have tested my modifications on a couple of
    
    platforms with success. The only thing remaining is to correct
    the upsert behavior for raw fields in presence of this
    APT_OLD_BOUNDED_LENGTH.  I am working on it right now.
    
    
    This fix is included in 8.0.1 fix pack 3
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
     not platform specific
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    APT_OLD_BOUNDED_LENGTH when set in the user environment, upsert
    is breaking.with message Fatal Error: Not a fixed-length field.
    ****************************************************************
    RECOMMENDATION:
    apply patch.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • code has been modify to fortify string handling.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR29550

  • Reported component name

    WIS DATASTAGE

  • Reported component ID

    5724Q36DS

  • Reported release

    752

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2008-06-12

  • Closed date

    2008-07-31

  • Last modified date

    2010-12-09

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WIS DATASTAGE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724Q36DS

Applicable component levels

  • R752 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 December 2010