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PH21759: USERS ARE ABLE TO CREATE OBJECTS CONTAINING TRAILING SPACE IN THE NAME

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Users are able to create new objects with trailing space in the
    name.
    When users exports the object and modifies fields in the XLS and
    uses FastMap Import,  a new object using the same name minus the
    trailing space will be inadvertently created since FastMap will
    automatically strip trailing space.
    This confuses users into believing duplicate named objects are
    created.
    
    The APP UI should automatically strip any excess leading or
    trailing spaces when new objects are created.
    
    
    Prerequisites:
    1.	OP 8.0.0.3 with Solutions
    
    2.	Create a new Entity with a trailing space
    a)	Login to OpenPages application as OpenPagesAdministrator and
    switch to Standard UI
    b)	On top right page, click Add New > Business Entity
    c)	Fill in a name containing a trailing space, fill in any
    required fields, then click Save button
    
    
    
    Step to reproduce:
    1. Log into the OpenPages Application as OpenPagesAdministrator
    2. Switch to the Standard UI, and select Organization >
    Business Entities
    3. Enter the Entity Name created earlier in the filter and hit
    Enter
    4. Click on the Export icon to export the new entity
    5. In the Export-Business-Entity.xml,  modify the Description
    field and Save the xml.
    6. On top menu, click Reporting >FastMap Import
    7. Click Browse button and select the modified XML file and
    click Import Data and then Import.
    8. Confirm that it appears that a new BE object with the same
    name is created.
    (actually, the new BE created by the FastMap Import does not
    have a trailing space, while the original BE does)
    
    
    
    
    
    Expected Results:
    
    The Application should not allow users to create new object
    names containing trailing space.
    
    Actual Results:
    
    The Application allows users to create object names with
    trailing space which can be confusing since subsequent FastMap
    imports will unexpectedly create new objects with the same name
    minus the trailing space.
    This occurs in Standard UI and Task Focused UI
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * OpenPages Users                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * USERS ARE ABLE TO CREATE OBJECTS CONTAINING TRAILING SPACE   *
    * IN THE NAME                                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Customers should download OpenPages 8.2 from Passport        *
    * Advantage. See the following document for details on         *
    * obtaining OpenPages 8.2:                                     *
    * https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/downloading-ibm-openpages- *
    * watson-version-82-passport-advantage                         *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • We had to make a change where we strip out the white space for
    new objects.  Note:  This will only trim off white space during
    an update if the name was previously edited. So if there are
    names already with white space trailing them the names won't be
    automatically updated on the next save.
    
    Customers should download OpenPages 8.2 from Passport Advantage.
    See the following document for details on obtaining OpenPages
    8.2:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/downloading-ibm-openpages-wats
    on-version-82-passport-advantage
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH21759

  • Reported component name

    OPENPAGES GRC

  • Reported component ID

    5725D5100

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-02-04

  • Closed date

    2020-06-18

  • Last modified date

    2020-06-18

  • 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

    OPENPAGES GRC

  • Fixed component ID

    5725D5100

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU059","label":"IBM Software w\/o TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SSFUEU","label":"IBM OpenPages with Watson"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"800","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
19 June 2020