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JR52454: YOU CANNOT OUTPUT THE DATETIME STRING WITH A CUSTOM TIME ZONE WHEN THE DATETIME FIELD IS CONVERTED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When your business object contains a datetime field and you
    want to convert the value from a java.util.Date object to
    java.lang.String object, the output date or datetime uses GMT
    as the time zone. For example, to convert the input datetime
    of 2014-07-01T00:00:00.000+02:00 to be a string, you get
    2014-06-30, which means that the date is not output with a
    custom time zone, such as GMT+02:00.
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced *
    *                  IBM BPM Express                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When your business object contains a    *
    *                      datetime field and you want to          *
    *                      convert the value from a                *
    *                      java.util.Date object to                *
    *                      java.lang.String object, the output     *
    *                      date or datetime uses GMT as the time   *
    *                      zone. For example, to convert the       *
    *                      input datetime of                       *
    *                      2014-07-01T00:00:00.000+02:00 to be a   *
    *                      string, you get 2014-06-30, which       *
    *                      means that the date is not output       *
    *                      with a custom time zone, such as        *
    *                      GMT+02:00.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When a datetime value is converted to a string in an SCA
    module, the GMT time zone is used permanently. A custom time
    zone is not allowed.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.0.1.2 that allows you to use
    a custom time zone to convert the datetime value to a string.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR52454:
    
    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 JR52454, 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

    JR52454

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-02-03

  • Closed date

    2015-04-03

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-03

  • 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:
03 April 2015