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JR56249: YOU CAN PASS ANY DATA INTO AN EXTERNAL IMPLEMENTATION, IGNORING ITS INPUT PARAMETER SPECIFICATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you define an external implementation in IBM Process
    Designer, you define input and output parameters that define the
    interface of the external implementation. For each parameter,
    you define a name, the type, and whether the parameter is a
    list.
    
    In a business process definition (BPD), you can choose your
    external implementation as an implementation for a user task. In
    the data mapping section, you specify which variable data is
    passed. When you run the BPD, you expect that only valid input
    data can be mapped into the external implementation that matches
    its input parameter specification. Instead, any data can be
    passed without an error.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • When the input mapping for a task is implemented by an external
    implementation, no data type checking is performed.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.5.0 that checks the type of
    the input data in the same way as if the task is implemented by
    a service with the same interface.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR56249:
    
    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 JR56249, 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

    JR56249

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    855

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-07-05

  • Closed date

    2016-09-02

  • Last modified date

    2016-09-02

  • 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

  • R855 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
02 September 2016