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JR48591: UNEXPECTED RESULTS WHEN RETRIEVING BUSINESSDATA OBJECT USING JS API

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • When using businessData.get() JS API , the results may different
    and the values returned may be unexpected if the BO is of  List
     type.  If an element/index was previously selected , future
    data   retrieval will only return the data of that element. This
     is unclear for users utilizing this API.
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM BPM Express, Standard and Advanced.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Applications using Javascript API       *
    *                      businessData.get() may get unexpected   *
    *                      results when retrieving business data.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    It is unclear how the Javascript API
    TWProcessInstance.businessData.get() method works as the
    documentation does not state what is returned explicitly. When
    invoking businessData.get() on a business object of type
    List, if an index was previously selected, only the selected
    indecies will return.  If no indicies were selected then the
    returned object will be of type List.
    

Problem conclusion

  • If it is not intended to only retrieve the selected indicies
    during runtime, the API method listClearAllSelected() must be
    called prior to businessData.get().  The business object will
    no longer have selected indicies and will return as a List
    object when retrieved.
    A document APAR has been created to improve the current
    Javascript API reference table and add information on how to
    use these APIs in conjunction.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR48591

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-11-22

  • Closed date

    2014-01-21

  • Last modified date

    2014-01-21

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSFTN5","label":"IBM Business Process Manager Advanced"},"Component":"","ARM Category":[],"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"8.0","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
21 January 2014