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JR55805: YOU DO NOT SEE CHOICE LABELS FOR PROPERTIES WHEN CREATING A DOCUMENT

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you define your own document types in your Enterprise
    Content Management (ECM) system, depending on the capabilities
    of the ECM system you might be able to define a choice list for
    a property of the document type. For example, in FileNet Content
    Manager you can define a choice list, use this list for a
    property template, and use this template for a property
    definition on a document class definition. For the choice list,
    you can define a value and a display name for each option. You
    can also group options into nested groups.
    
    When you use the Document List coach view in IBM Business
    Process Manager (BPM), you can create documents. The coach view
    renders a form to help you create the document by using the
    properties defined in the definition of the document type. For a
    choice-based property, the form has a list that drops down so
    you can select a value. This list does not show the display name
    of the options, only the value. Also, the list is missing nested
    options.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • IBM BPM accesses the ECM system by using the Content Management
    Interoperability Services (CMIS). When the type information is
    retrieved, it is transformed into the ECMObjectTypeDefinition
    business object from the Content Management toolkit. The
    information about the properties is available in the
    propertyTypeDefinitions property from the
    ECMPropertyTypeDefinition business object. This business object
    allows you to store possible values for the choice options but
    does not allow you to store display names for the options, nor
    to specify an nested structure. This information is, therefore,
    not available for the Document List coach view.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix will be included in IBM BPM V8.5.7 CF2016.06. The fix
    extends the ECMPropertyTypeDefinition business object type to be
    able to store all the information about the choice options. The
    Document List, Document Explorer, and Heritage Document List
    coach views use this information to render a list that shows the
    display name and the hierarchy of the choice options. The
    Document List and Heritage Document List use the choice metadata
    to show the display name instead of the value for columns that
    are backed by a property with choice options.
    
    To determine whether the cumulative fix is available and
    download it if it is, complete the following steps on Fix
    Central:
    
    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 Text, enter "cumulative fix?, and click Continue.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR55805

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    856

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-04-25

  • Closed date

    2016-05-25

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-25

  • 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

  • R856 PSY

       UP

  • R857 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 May 2016