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SE59318: RDP 8.0.3 SI/SO CHARACTERS NOT PRESERVED WHEN SOURCE MEMBER IN IPROJECT PUSHED TO HOST

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • This is observed with RDP 8.0.3, RDI 9.0 and RDI 9.1
    
    Source members that contain SI/SO in an iProject used with RTC
    have the SI/SO characters replaced with blanks when pushed back
    to the IBM i.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * RPG programmers with DBCS source who have adjacent DBCS      *
    * strings with no SBCS characters separating them.  Note that  *
    * this would only be valid in the compile time data area at    *
    * the bottom of the source or in comments.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Adjacent DBCS bracketing characters prevent editing with     *
    * RDi.                                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    EBCDIC DBCS characters are bracketed shift out (SO) and shift in
    (SI).  When downloading to Unicode, these shift characters are
    not represented and so these characters would be lost.
    In previous releases both SO/SI  (adjacent DBCS strings) and
    SI/SO (empty DBCS strings) were detected and a message was shown
    to the user asking if they wanted to replace these characters
    with 2 SBCS blanks.  For adjacent strings this would have the
    effect of merging the two DBCS strings with a DBCS space in
    between, so the length is preserved.  For the compile time data
    area case this is problematic because RPG variables would not be
    initialized correctly.
    

Problem conclusion

  • In order to preserve the fact that DBCS strings are separate
    but adjacent a Unicode character (Zero-width, non-joiner \u200c)
    is inserted when downloading.  On upload the special character
    is stripped and the adjacent DBCS strings have separate
    bracketing characters.  Note that if the RTC EE product is used
    to load and build on the IBM i, it also needs to handle this.
    See associated PTFs.
    co-req
    APAR# PI28694
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    SE59318

  • Reported component name

    RPG/COBOL DEV T

  • Reported component ID

    5724Y9901

  • Reported release

    803

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-06-25

  • 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:

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RPG/COBOL DEV T

  • Fixed component ID

    5724Y9901

Applicable component levels

  • R803 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R851 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
31 December 2014