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JR56629: AFTER YOU MIGRATE FROM IBM BPM V7.5.X OR EARLIER RELEASES, YOU MIGHT RECEIVE EXCEPTIONS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After you migrate from IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) V7.5.x
    or earlier releases to IBM BPM V8.0.1.x and later releases, you
     might see the following exceptions:
    
    com.lombardisoftware.core.TeamWorksException:Type mismatch.
    Value TWObject[(Active: Y), (Type: 1), (TWClassID:TWClass.<ID>),
    (Property names:
    <Name>, <NameDescription>), (MetaData:objectID=<ID>,
    dirty=true,invalid=false, shared=false, key=null,
    version=null,rootVersionContextID=<ID>,className=<TWObject_Name>
    )] must be of type <TWObject_Name>'
    
    java.lang.NumberFormatException for input string: ""
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The Teamworks exception occurs because there are business object
     definitions with same namespace and name. During an upgrade,
    the web service integration updated its engine and algorithms.
    As a result, that different business object, instead of the one
    you assigned in output mapping, is selected and the error
    occurs.
    
    The number format exception occurs because the new engine in IBM
    BPM V8.0.1 and later releases follows the web service
    specifications. If the web service returns an empty number
    field, you receive the exception because there is nothing to
    convert into a valid number value. In the old engine, an empty
    number field was considered unset.
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.7 cumulative fix 2016.06
    that adds the backward-compatible functions on web service
    integration.
    
    If you don't already have IBM BPM V8.5.7.0 cumulative fix
    2016.06 installed, go to
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24042266.
    
    After IBM BPM V8.5.7.0 cumulative fix 2016.06 is installed,
    search for JR56629 on Fix Central
    (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral:
    
    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 JR56629, 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.
    
    This interim fix introduces the following configuration
    properties:
    
    allow-empty-response-for-numeric-format - Use this
    configuration property to control the behavior on parsing
    numeric responses.
    
    and
    
    use-advanced-response-type-mapping - Use this configuration
    property to control how the TWObject type response is found.
    
    
    You can set these configuration properties in the 100Custom.xml,
    for example
    
    <common merge="mergeChildren">
        <webservices merge="mergeChildren">
            <allow-empty-response-for-numeric-format
    merge="replace">true</allow-empty-response-for-numeric-format>
            <use-advanced-response-type-mapping
    merge="replace">true</use-advanced-response-type-mapping>
        </webservices>
    </common>
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR56629

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    857

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-08

  • Closed date

    2016-10-13

  • Last modified date

    2016-10-17

  • 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:
17 October 2016