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PH25134: FASTMAP EXPORT WITH MULTIPLE PARENTS LOSES PRIMARY PARENT RELASTIONSHIP.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When an Object has multiple parents and is exported using
    Fastmap (configured to allow Parent export), the resulting .xls
    export file does not list the Parents in any specific order. In
    a list of rows for Parents, the Primary is sometimes not the
    first one in the list.
    
    This is a defect as the export is losing the Primary Association
    information. The export itself as of version 8.0/8.1 does not
    contain anadditional column or key to detail whether an exported
    Parent row is a Primary Parent or not, so the only method we
    would have to flag a Parent as being the Primary, would be if it
    appears at the top of the list.
    
    This behavior also contradicts our Fastmap manual which says:
    
    "The resulting FastMap format worksheet can be used to load the
    objects and their associations to another system that does not
    contain these object and association instances, but has the same
    configured object types and associations, fields, and profiles.
    The data on the loaded target system will be the same as on the
    source system from which the content was exported."
    
    
    If they were to use the Fastmap export to import on another
    system, the first Parent Object in the row would wrongly become
    the new Primary parent and this would be data corruption for the
    Business Model. Hence the above statement from the manual does
    not hold true, and customer is in danger of losing critical
    information during a Fastmap export.
    

Local fix

  • Export twice, first using exportParentInfo=PRIMARY to export
    Primary only, and then another export using
    exportParentInfo=TRUE to export all Parents including the
    earlier Primary.
    
    Now the customer would need to ensure a strict process whereby
    the first exported .xls is imported first to establish Primary
    parent relationship, and then the second .xls imported to bring
    in the remaining Parents.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * OpenPages Users                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    *  FASTMAP EXPORT WITH MULTIPLE PARENTS LOSES PRIMARY PARENT   *
    * RELATIONSHIP.                                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Customers should download OpenPages with Watson 8.2 Fix Pack *
    * 1 (8.2.0.1). See the following document for details on       *
    * obtaining OpenPages 8.2.0.1:                                 *
    * https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/openpages-watson-82-fix-pa *
    * ck-1                                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH25134

  • 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

    2020-05-06

  • Closed date

    2020-11-23

  • Last modified date

    2020-11-23

  • 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

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"},"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"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
24 November 2020