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JR48757: DECIMAL IS CONVERTED TO SCIENTIFIC NOTATION DURING WEB SERVICE REQUEST

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a client develops an outbound web service using Process
    Designer, the requested XML might contain a decimal value that
    is converted to the scientific notation when the number
    contains more than nine digits. .
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 Advanced  *
    *                  and Standard                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When the client uses a web service      *
    *                      and processes decimal values, the       *
    *                      response/request that the IBM BPM       *
    *                      server sends might convert the value    *
    *                      to a scientific notation instead of     *
    *                      using the decimal notation, for         *
    *                      example:                                *
    *                      The value that the IBM BPM server       *
    *                      outputs is in following format:         *
    *                      1.2345678911E8                          *
    *                      However, a decimal value should show    *
    *                      as 123456789.11.                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    On the IBM BPM server, the Java double value stores the
    decimal values; the double.toString() is used directly.
    Therefore, when there are more than nine digits in the value,
    the output is changed to a scientific notation.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available that ensures that the output decimal value
    is in plain text format.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR48757. After you select the product group, product,
    installed version, and platform, click Continue and then
    select APAR or SPR, enter JR48757, 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

    JR48757

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-12-09

  • Closed date

    2013-12-30

  • Last modified date

    2013-12-30

  • 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 ADVANCED

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9400

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 December 2013