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JR57481: PROCESS INSTANCES ARE NOT RETURNED WHEN THE 'EQUALS NULL' SEARCH CONDITION IS USED ON BUSINESS DATA

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • For IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL, the process search SQL query is
    generated incorrectly when 'equals null' is used as business
    data condition in process searches; process instances are not
    returned when the business data condition value is set to null
    and matches the process variable value.
    
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The SQL query applies the equals operator '=' instead of the 'is
     null' syntax to filter the process instances by business data.
    
    Change in behavior:
    A process search now returns process instances when the search
    condition 'equals null' is used on business data.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix will be available in IBM BPM V8.5.7 cumulative fix 2017.06
     that uses the SQL query to return process instances that match
    the business data also when you use the 'equals null' condition.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR57481

  • 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

    2017-02-23

  • Closed date

    2017-05-17

  • Last modified date

    2017-05-17

  • 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

  • R857 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 May 2017