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Rational Business Developer Fix Pack 1 (8.5.1) for 8.5



IBM Rational Business Developer 8.5.1 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 8.5 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
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Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Installation Instructions

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How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Business Developer 8.5. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems Solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

The following defects were not resolved in this release:

COBOL Runtime

COBOL Generation

PM70053ASRA occurs when V8 EGL generated COBOL program accesses DLI and V7 EGL program is the MAIN

PM76060EGLSDK not complient with RTC API's to lacate ccubldc.exe

PM65730Automatic Java generation not synchronized with the projectBuild task

PM68916DFT RBD "Order by" is stripped out when "for update" is in the same SQL

PM72677SQL key word Indicator causes DB2 preprocess error in RBD COBOL 8.0.1

PM72681SET more than two host variables doesn't work in COBOLGen

PM74691Retrieve SQL returns error message SQL type UNKNOWN for type LONG VARCHAR

PM74796Slow of compiling EGL source code

PM73109EGL debugger returns an incorrect result error dialog with MathLib.ceiling
EGL Migration

PM57563Migration tool does not wrap mathlib.abs with assign as documented
Rich UI

PM76204EGL application that works fine with the exception of running it in IE6

PM65027In CSP the "NUMERIC attribute on a character field was a hardware enforced attribute.

PM65093RBD documentation contains Tutorials which should not be there as RBD do not ship JAX-WS functionality.

PM75078Incomplete documentation of options on migrating EGL/Java application from WebSphere Application Server 6.1 to newer runtimes

Change History

For enhancements in Rational Business Developer 8.5.1, see the What's new in Rational Business Developer 8.5.1.

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
02 August 2018