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PM53510: ERROR! POPS UP IN REPORT STUDIO WHEN USING EXTERNAL DATA THAT CONTAINS ONLY COLUMN INFORMATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • Error! pops up in Report Studio when using external data that
    contains only column information. ?Detail of the message is as
    follows. ??----?Error! IBM Cognos softwareHelp?var imgExpand   =
    new Image();?var imgCollapse = new Image();?imgExpand.src =
    "/c10rp1/skins/corporate/portal/images/prompt_option_expand.gif"
    ;?imgCollapse.src
      =
    "/c10rp1/skins/corporate/portal/images/prompt_option_collapse.gi
    f";??function
    toggleDynamicSection(name) {?var img =
    document.getElementById("img_" +
    name);??if(document.getElementById(name).style.display ==
    'none') {?document.getElementById(name).style.display?=
    "";?img.src = imgCollapse.src;?} else
    {?document.getElementById(name).style.display?= "none";?img.src
    = imgExpand.src;?}?}?DetailsHandler trace
    back:??[the_dispatcher]
    com.cognos.pogo.handlers.performance.PerformanceIndicationHandle
    r?[the_dispatcher]
    com.cognos.pogo.handlers.logic.ChainHandler?[service_lookup]
    com.cognos.pogo.handlers.engine.ServiceLookupHandler?[load_balan
    cer]
    com.cognos.pogo.handlers.logic.ChainHandler?[lb_forwarder]
    com.cognos.p2plb.clerver.LoadBalanceHandler?[mdaChainHandler]
    com.cognos.pogo.handlers.logic.ChainHandler?[asyncMetadataServic
    eHandler]
    com.cognos.pogo.async.impl.AsyncHandlerException trace
    back:null?java.lang.NullPointerException?at
    com.cognos.metadataService.command.personalData.PersonalDataConv
    ertorExcel03.getXMLMetadata(PersonalDataConvertorExcel03.java:10
    4)?at
    com.cognos.metadataService.command.personalData.PersonalDataConv
    ertor.convert(PersonalDataConvertor.java:149)?at
    com.cognos.metadataService.command.personalData.CommandProcessDa
    ta.doProcessData(CommandProcessData.java:97)?at
    com.cognos.metadataService.command.personalData.CommandProcessDa
    ta.invokeRequest(CommandProcessData.java:55)?at
    com.cognos.metadataService.bibusHandler.MDSRVAsyncService.invoke
    (MDSRVAsyncService.java:124)?at
    com.cognos.pogo.async.impl.AsyncContextImpl.runRequest(AsyncCont
    extImpl.java:127)?at
    com.cognos.pogo.async.impl.AsyncRequestThread.safeRun(AsyncReque
    stThread.java:44)?at
    com.cognos.pogo.util.threads.SafeThread.run(SafeThread.java:61)?
    ----??(Environment)?C10.1.1
    + Firefox 3.6 -- reproduce.?
    

Local fix

  • Do not use external data that contains only column information.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Users                                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 Refresh     *
    * Pack 1                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM53510

  • Reported component name

    COG8 BI REPORT

  • Reported component ID

    5724W12RS

  • Reported release

    A11

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-12-05

  • Closed date

    2013-06-11

  • Last modified date

    2013-06-11

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

Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • RA21 PSN

       UP

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU048","label":"IBM Software"},"Product":{"code":"SSCHNWW","label":"Report Authoring v11x"},"Component":"","ARM Category":[],"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"A11","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"","label":""}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
11 June 2013