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JR36044: IMPORT NOT HANDLING JAPAN CHARACTERS PROPERLY.

 

APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • IS 8.0.1 FP2 isn't handling import of Japan characters properly.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Import of DSX files that contain DBCS characters on a client
    system that does not have a DBCS version of Windows installed
    may lead to warnings  about invalid hex charcters, or
    characters not being supported by the current code page.
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    When a DSX file is exported, DBCS characters will be represented
    as \(ABCD) where ABCD is the hex Unicode value of the character.
    All such characters can be created during an export. However, on
    import, the standard DSX importer code checks to see that the
    DBCS character can be round-tripped through the client's Windows
    code page, as if it does not it will be corrupted when sent to
    the server (e.g. at job compile time). However, this round-trip
    test only works on a Windows system that has been installed as
    DBCS - for example, a true Japanese Windows installation. It
    fails if this is an English Windows installation, even if the
    Regional and Language Settings / Advanced has been set to
    Japanese - which sets the local code page to 932.
    
    However, in this latter case, if the code page has indeed been
    set to 932, the round-trip test could be skipped under certain
    circumstances; namely, when the DSX file only contains Japanese
    characters that genuinely are present in 932. If that is the
    case, the DSX importer could be allowed to import the objects,
    knowing that when the metadata is sent to the server it will
    actually pass through the given code page correctly.
    ****************************************************************
    RECOMMENDATION:
    Apply patch JR36044
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Implemented extension to DSX Header
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR36044

  • Reported component name

    WIS QUALITYSTAG

  • Reported component ID

    5724Q36QS

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-03-24

  • Closed date

    2011-08-26

  • Last modified date

    2011-08-26

  • 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

    WIS QUALITYSTAG

  • Fixed component ID

    5724Q36QS

Applicable component levels

  • R801 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 October 2021