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SE58744: RDI 9.0.1 OUTLINE SHOWS UNKNOWN(0) WHEN OVERLAY KEYWORD IS USED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a data structure contains a construct using the OVERLAY
    keyword as in the example below the size for MyData shown in the
    outline view will be Unknown(0)
    
         D  MyData                       Dim( 999999 ) Ascend
         D  Field1                  6p 0 Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
         D  Field2                  1a   Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
         D  Field3                   n   Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
         D  Field4                   n   Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * ILE RPG developers who use RDi.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Data structures lengths and subfield positions did not       *
    * respect the OVERLAY, ALIGN or POS keywords.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The lengths computed for ILE RPG data structures and subfields
    did not take into account the OVERLAY, ALIGN or POS keywords or
    the from position specified in the fixed columns.  This could
    manifest itself with incorrect field lengths or in some cases
    subfields will be shown as "Unknown(0)" in the outline view.
    For example in the data structure below, the "Data" field will
    end up having a zero length and appearing in the outline view as
    "Unknown(0)"
         D  myDs                    DS
         D  Data
         D  Field1                  6p 0 Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
         D  Field2                  1a   Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem is fixed in the RDi 9.1.1 update.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    SE58744

  • Reported component name

    RDI RPG AND COB

  • Reported component ID

    5724Y99RC

  • Reported release

    901

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-04-22

  • Closed date

    2014-12-31

  • Last modified date

    2014-12-31

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • Outline
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RDI RPG AND COB

  • Fixed component ID

    5724Y99RC

Applicable component levels

  • R901 PSY

       UP

  • R910 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
31 December 2014