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PM41900: EMP: Improve documentation on valid PERL expressions to be used in templates

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The EMP documentation includes a topic on the use of PERL
    expressions in templates that leads users to believe that any
    PERL code, including references to the $entity object, can be
    used.
    This leads to issues with either the validation of templates or
    the execution of the code at run time. The reason for these
    issue is that those PERL expressions in email plus templates are
    validated against the EmailPlusTemplate record type and not the
    target record type of the template. This has been acknowledged
    as a limitation of the current architecture of the EMP package
    and the documentation should clearly state it.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    The CQ EmailPlus documentation includes a topic on the use
    of PERL expressions in templates that leads users to believe
    that any PERL code, including references to the $entity
    object, can be used.
    This leads to issues with either the validation of templates
    or the execution of the code at run time. The reason for
    these issue is that those PERL expressions in email plus
    templates are validated against the EmailPlusTemplate record
    type and not the target record type of the template. This
    has been acknowledged as a limitation of the current
    architecture of the EmailPlus package and the documentation
    should clearly state it.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearQuest 8.0.0.3
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM41900

  • Reported component name

    CLEARQUEST WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G3600

  • Reported release

    701

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-06-17

  • Closed date

    2012-06-25

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-25

  • 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

    CLEARQUEST WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G3600

Applicable component levels

  • R701 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 June 2012