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SE55560: RDP 8.5 RPGLE PARSER FAILS WITH NPE IN LOG WHEN RESOLVING UNSUPPORTED EXTERNAL FIELD DATA TYPE

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • When loading or when a refresh of the outline is manually
    requested the parsing of the RPGLE source causes the error
    "Error building outline model for <source-name>.RPGLE"
    to be place in the workspace Error Log.
    
    The cause will be due to a NullPointerException:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.etools.iseries.rpgle.ui.RpgAstLabels.getDataTypeName(
    Unknown Source)
    
    This will occur when a referenced external file contains a
    field whose data type is not supported in RPG.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: RD Power users who edit RPGLE source using   *
    *                 the live outline view.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: RPGLE live parser fails with NPE in     *
    *                      log when resolving unsupported          *
    *                      external field data type.               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    This problem is fixed in RDi 9.0.
    
    When loading or when a refresh of the outline is manually
    requested the parsing of the RPGLE source causes the error
    "Error building outline model for <source-name>.RPGLE"
    to be place in the workspace Error Log.
    
    The cause will be due to a NullPointerException:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.etools.iseries.rpgle.ui.RpgAstLabels.getDataTypeName(
    Unknown Source)
    
    This will occur when a referenced external file contains a
    field whose data type is not supported in RPG.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    SE55560

  • Reported component name

    RPG/COBOL DEV T

  • Reported component ID

    5724Y9901

  • Reported release

    803

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-05-24

  • Closed date

    2013-06-19

  • Last modified date

    2013-06-19

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 June 2013