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JR51599: TW.SYSTEM.CURRENTTASK CAUSES LOGS TO BE OVERLOADED WITH 'TASK IS NULL' EXCEPTION.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A task might be null during run time. However, when
    tw.system.currentTask is called during run time, an error
    message is logged and the API returns null. These messages might
     flood the system log files, causing valuable data to be
    overwritten and lost.
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED:
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • During run time, the task execution context might be null. For
    example, the task might have been completed already and the
    database has been cleaned up. You might see the following log
    message repeatedly:
    
    com.lombardisoftware.core.script.js.TWSystemNamespaceScri
    lejsGet_currentTask The task is null; An exception has been
    caught in jsGet_currentTask
    
    This error should not be logged all the time because the error
    is benign. Furthermore, the error does not cause interruptions
    during run time and the workflow continues. However, system logs
    might be overwritten.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.5.0 that changes the trace
    specification to a finer level to prevent this message from
    being logged at higher-level trace specifications.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR51599:
    
    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 JR51599, and click Continue.
    
    When you download 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

    JR51599

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    855

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-23

  • Closed date

    2014-11-05

  • Last modified date

    2015-01-12

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
12 January 2015