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JR51383: DELETED GROUPS HANDLED INCONSISTENTLY IN REST APIS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) REST APIs for Group and
    Groups do not handle deleted user groups consistently. When the
    ?Groups? resource is called to query a list of user groups,
    deleted groups are filtered from the result. The ?Group?
    resource however returns the requested group regardless of
    whether it is active or deleted.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • When groups are deleted from IBM BPM, they are never physically
    removed but merely flagged as deleted. Although this approach
    effectively makes these deleted groups unavailable for most use
    cases, there are scenarios in which information about deleted
    groups is useful.
    
    Older IBM BPM releases did not consider the deletion information
    in the Group and Groups REST resources, returning active as well
    as deleted groups for both with no way to tell them apart. IBM
    BPM V8.0.1.3 introduced a new behavior for the Groups resource
    that filters deleted groups from the result, which makes the
    resource more suitable to common use cases but introduced an
    inconsistency within the APIs and removed the possibility to
    query for deleted groups at all.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.0.1.3 that provides the
    following benefits:
    
    - Changes the default behavior of the Group resource to
     disregard deleted groups, which brings back consistency within
     the API
    - Introduces a new parameter (includeDeleted) for both the Group
     and Groups resources that, when set to ?true?, includes
     deleted groups in the result
    - Introduces a new group attribute (deleted) that indicates for
     each returned group whether the group is active (?false?) or
     deleted (?true?)
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR51383:
    
    1. Select IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from
      the product selector, the installed version to the fix pack
      level, and your platform, and then click Continue.
    
    2. Select APAR or SPR, enter JR51383, and click Continue.
    
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    the readme file for each fix. Review each readme file for
    additional installation instructions and information about the
    fix.
    

Temporary fix

  • Not applicable
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR51383

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-26

  • Closed date

    2014-10-31

  • Last modified date

    2014-10-31

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R801 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
31 October 2014