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PH32868: EXPORTED EAR FILE DOES NOT INCLUDE LATEST APPLICATION FILES.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Exported ear file does not include latest application files.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Certain file types are not exported     *
    *                      properly when an application is         *
    *                      updated.                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Certain file types within an application EAR file are not
    exported properly when an application is updated. These files
    include files with the extension *.xsd, *.composite &
    *.scacopy.
    When the application is first installed via the WebSphere Admin
    Console, it can also be exported and all the files contained in
    the original application will be properly exported. However, if
    the application contains one of the affected file types, and the
    application is installed, updated and then exported,  the
    exported EAR will contain the initially installed versions of
    the affected file types.
    This problem does not affect the files used by the WebSphere
    application runtime meaning the updated application will be
    fully served by the WebSphere application runtime, with the
    updated file(s).
    

Problem conclusion

  • A custom JVM property must be set to enable updating these
    file
    types when an application is updated and exported:
    
    com.ibm.ws.soa.sca.app.update.enable
    
    This property should be set to "true" to enable the update.
    The
    default value is "false" and any other value, including not
    defining the property, will default to false.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.20 and 9.0.5.8. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH32868

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-12-20

  • Closed date

    2021-03-10

  • Last modified date

    2021-03-10

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
11 March 2021