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JR47706: EPV VALUES ARE NOT MIGRATED TO LATEST SNAPSHOT UPON INSTALLATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a new snapshot is installed (deployed) to a connected
    Process Server, some snapshot-specific runtime state is copied
    from the source snapshots to the new snapshot. This includes
    Environment Variables, Exposed Process Values (EPVs) and
    Participant Group membership. A similar process occurs when
    using the Sync Settings feature to synchronize EPV values
    between snapshots.
    
    For EPVs, only values with an Effective Time that occur in
    the future are migrated to the target snapshot. This may cause
    problems for tasks that are not using the "In-Progress Tasks
    Use New Values" feature, as the value seen by the task may
    change to the default value in the new snapshot.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • USERS AFFECTED:
    IBM BPM administrators
    
    PROBLEM SUMMARY: (one line description)
    During the installation of a snapshot, Exposed Process Values
    (EPVs) are not migrated correctly.
    
    PROBLEM DETAILED DESCRIPTION: (Also, Please identify the root
    cause and any possible steps that could have been taken in order
    to prevent this APAR. )
    When a new snapshot is installed to an online process server,
    the snapshot-specific runtime state is copied from the source
    snapshots to the new snapshot. This state includes environment
    variables, EPVs, and Participant Group membership information.
    This issue also arises when administrators use the Process Admin
    Console to synchronize snapshots.
    
    Only EPVs with an effective time that occurs in the future are
    migrated to the target snapshot, which might cause problems for
    tasks that are not configured to use the "In-Progress Tasks Use
    New Values" feature. These problems occur because the value
    might change from the current value (either default or
    explicitly set value) that is defined in the source snapshot to
    the default in the new snapshot.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix for IBM BPM V7.5.1.1 merges all EPVs into the target
    snapshot so that tasks that use the "In-Progress Tasks Use New
    Values" feature continue to work as intended.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR47706. After you select the product group, product,
    installed version, and platform, click Continue and then select
    APAR or SPR, enter JR47706, and click Continue. When downloading
    fix packages, ensure that you also download the readme file for
    each fix. Review each readme file for additional installation
    instructions and information about the fix.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR47706

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    751

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2013-09-05

  • Closed date

    2013-11-15

  • Last modified date

    2014-11-24

  • 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

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R750 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
24 November 2014