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PI37762: CQ-DNG INTEGRATION. BACKLINKS IN CQ ARE NOT CREATED IF THE CQ RECORD HAS ANY NON-EMPTY READ-ONLY MULTILINE FIELD

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • On the CQ-DNG integration, creating a link from a DNG
    requirement to a CQ record fails to create the backlink to the
    requirement in CQ if the record contains any multiline read-only
    field that is not empty.
    
    This can be reproduced with the OOB DefectTracking schema, with
    OSLCLinks package applied and setting the Description field as
    read-only for specific states. Core trace captures the error:
    "The field "Description" cannot be modified because it is
    currently read-only."
    

Local fix

  • Modifying the schema to make the field optional resolves the
    problem. A suitable workaround  consisting in setting the
    behavior of the field using hook code. The code would be
    checking the value of the session variable "_OSLC_LINK_UPDATE"
    and it would be setting the behavior of the field to OPTIONAL if
    the value is "true". Otherwise it would set it to READONLY. This
    would be the code, in VBASIC:
    
    Function description_Permission(fieldname, username)
      ' fieldname As String
      ' username As String
      ' description_Permission As Long
      ' record type name is Defect
      ' field name is Description
    
        set session = GetSession
        OSLCLinkUpdate = session.NameValue("_OSLC_LINK_UPDATE")
        If OSLCLinkUpdate = "true" Then
            description_Permission = AD_OPTIONAL
        Else
            description_Permission = AD_READONLY
        End If
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * ClearQuest Web                                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When using the ClearQuest - DOORs Next Genertaion            *
    * integration, creating a link from a DNG requirement to a CQ  *
    * record fails to create the backlink to the requirement in CQ *
    * if the record contains any multiline read-only field that is *
    * not empty.                                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearQuest 8.0.1.10.
    ClearQuest no longer tries to update read-only multiline data
    that has not changed when linking from DOORs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI37762

  • Reported component name

    CLEARQUEST WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G3600

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-03-25

  • Closed date

    2015-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2015-12-16

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARQUEST WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G3600

Applicable component levels

  • R801 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 October 2021