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PM57541: CCRC/CTE incorrectly sorts by date in 'Show Change Set' panel for some locales

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The IBM Rational ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) and the IBM Rational
    ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) incorrectly sorts the date column
    in the 'Show Change Set' panel for some locales.
    
    The locales impacted will have a Windows 'Long Date' format set
    on the client machine of yyyy-MM-d or a similar variation.  In
    these scenarios, ClearTeam Explorer / ClearCase Remote Client
    will incorrectly sort by day before sorting by month.
    
    A partial listing of locales affected are as follows:
    
    Albanian
    Assamese (India)
    Chinese (any)
    Japanese
    Korean
    Sinhala
    Yi
    
    As an example, a changeset consisting of two versions -- one
    with a date of January 11 2011, and another with a date of
    February 09 2011, will sort in the following ascending (oldest
    to newest) order in a English (United States) locale:
    
    -----
    file1.txt January 11, 2011
    file2.txt February 09, 2011
    -----
    
    In contrast, with a Chinese locale, the following ascending
    order will be displayed:
    
    -----
    file2.txt 2011 02 09
    file1.txt 2011 01 11
    -----
    
    
    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    
    1) Identify an existing changeset containing at least two
    versions where swapping the month value with the day value would
    result in an incorrect sort, as described in the previous
    example.
    
    2) In the Windows control panel, open the 'Region and Language'
    applet.  Set the 'Format' field to 'Chinese (PRC)' and hit
    Apply.
    
    3) Launch ClearTeam Explorer.
    
    4) Expand ClearCase ? Project VOBs ? [pvob-name] ? Projects ?
    [project-name] ? [stream-name] ? Activities.
    
    5) Right-click the activity containing the relevant changesets
    and select 'Show Change Set'.
    
    6) Click the 'Created' column headline to display the up arrow
    (ascending order).
    
    7) Observe the incorrectly displayed order of the changesets.
    
    
    Workarounds:
    None.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    Fixes the problem where the ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) and the
    ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) incorrectly sorts the date
    column for some locales.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase version 8.0.0.3
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM57541

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    711

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-02-06

  • Closed date

    2012-06-25

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-25

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

  • R711 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 June 2012