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ClearCase XML Diff Merge fails with Syntax Error

Troubleshooting


Problem

This technote identifies an issue that can occur in IBM Rational ClearCase where running a Diff Merge with an XML file element generates a[] Syntax Error[].

Symptom

Running Diff Merge with an XML element generates the following error:

Syntax Error

Cause


This can happen if the xml element or a comment, spans more than 1024 bytes and the encoding is not utf-8 or utf-16.

This issue has been identified as a product defect under APAR PK70198.

Resolving The Problem



Defect APAR PK70198 has been resolved in the following ClearCase updates:

ClearCase 7.1
ClearCase 7.0.1
V 7.0.1.4
ClearCase 7.0.0
V 7.0.0.5

WORKAROUND

[{"Product":{"code":"SSSH27","label":"Rational ClearCase"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Component":"GUI: Merge","Platform":[{"code":"PF033","label":"Windows"}],"Version":"7.0.1;7.0.1.1;7.0.1.2;7.0.1.3","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB45","label":"Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21330274