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JR48881: REASSIGNING TASK TO A GROUP NEGATES THE GROUP ID CAUSING IT TO FLIP BACK AND FORTH BW POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE VALUES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Reassigning task to a group negates the group id causing it to
    flip back and forth bw positive and negative values.
    .
    The method used by Portal to reassign a task back to its group
    negates the group id associated with the task. This is initially
    ok, as the id has to be a negative value after performing the
    operation. However, a repeated execution negates the value again
    turning it into a positive value, which is wrong.
    In the LSW_TASK table, the user_id and group_id columns will
    both have negative (minus) values.
    For example, user_id = -1 and group_id  = -1234
    The internal system user (user_id = -1) re-assigns the task
    back to groups.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Assigning a task back to the task group via the JS API, when
    done repeatedly, can leave the task group id as a negative
    number. In such cases, the task cannot be claimed any more.
    
    PROBLEM DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
    The task id gets negated when the task gets assigned back. When
    done twice, the task id gets negated twice, thus leaving the id
    as a negative number.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The assign back operation now checks whether the task group id
    is negative, before negating it.
    
    FIX AVAILABILITY:
    iFix for 7.5.1.1 is/will be available on Fix Central; search for
    APAR JR48881 at http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
    Fix is also targetted for inclusion in next fixpack for
    BPM V7.5.1, BPM 8.0.1
    
    When obtaining any of the above fixes, be sure to download the
    accompanying readme, for itself, and any prerequisite fixes, and
    review them thorougly.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR48881

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    751

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-12-18

  • Closed date

    2014-02-25

  • Last modified date

    2014-09-15

  • 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

  • R751 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 September 2014