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This fix pack may be applied to IBM® Rational® HATS V8.0 installations. For the current list of supported hardware and software prerequisites for HATS V188.8.131.52, refer to the Rational Host Access Transformation Services V8.0 - Detailed System Requirements web page. For HATS V8.0 documentation, refer to the IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) V8.0 Information Center .
HATS web browser support is extended to Mozilla Firefox Versions 6 and 7. This includes support for HATS web and portlet applications as well as WebFacing applications.
This extended support enables you to specify the generated package name for RESTful web services.
To specify the package name, from the Rational SDP menu bar, select Window > Preferences > HATS > Default Java Packages and enter the package name in the RESTful services field. Changing the package name here does not rename previously created RESTful services packages.
HATS Dojo widget support is extended to enable you to specify global variables as the source for setting values.
The following settings are now available for the HATS Combo box and Filtering select Dojo widgets.
Note: After customizing a Dojo widget using the Transform for Dojo Editing option, drop-down list items filled from global variables display only at runtime and not during preview.
Using the Extract global variable action for a screen event, you can extend your HATS screen customizations and combinations to extract and provide reuse of data from non-text planes of the host screen. You can use this extra screen information to enhance the graphical user interface you provide with your HATS applications and thereby provide a more meaningful user experience. The supported non-text planes are the: Color, Field, Extended Field, DBCS, and Grid planes.
To select the plane to extract, use the Plane to extract drop-down list in the Add Extract Global Variable Action wizard on the Select Screen Region panel.
When you select the Extract this region as one string option, the extracted data is saved in a global variable as a single object in the form of a 2-dimensional character array.
When you select the Extract this region as a list of strings option, the data is extracted as a 2-dimensional character array and broken up into individual 1-dimensional arrays, each one representing a single extracted row and stored in an index in the global variable.
Note: For information about the format and contents of the different data planes in the Host Access Class Library (HACL) presentation space model, see Host Access Class Library Planes -- Format and Content.
The Field Minus and Field Plus keys are now available on the host terminal keypad for 5250 sessions.
The VT-PF1, VT-PF2, VT-PF3, and VT-PF4 keys are now available on the host terminal and VME keypads for VT sessions.
Two new VT connection properties enable you to force the normal foreground or background of the VT Host Terminal to selected colors. This might be useful in a case where a VT application changes a foreground color to match the background color and thus renders the text unreadable on the Host Terminal.
The settings can be added to the Advanced tab of the connection editor. The settings, which operate independently of each other, are forceVTNormalForegroundToColor and forceVTNormalBackgroundToColor.
The format for the setting value is redValue,greenValue,blueValue where the values each range from 0 to 255. For example, to override the normal foreground color to be white, add this setting to the table of advanced settings:
forceVTNormalForegroundToColor = 255,255,255
These settings only affect the normal foreground and background colors. If any character attributes are set (bold, blink, underline, or reverse) or if any of the ANSI colors are set by the VT application, these settings are ignored.
This fix pack contains fixes for APARs as well as internal fixes.
See the HATS support page for a more detailed description of these APARs.
This update includes the following HATS fixes:
IC75535 - Characters sent by the host are English but should be Hebrew.
IC76362 - After updating to HATS 7.5.1 on a bidi system, the cursor is placed in incorrect locations on the host screen.
IC77598 - HATS rich client project not displaying DBCS fields correctly with small font.
IC78098 - Using DBCS host codepage, date fields lose formatting.
IC78149 - Visual Editor converts the macro variable to a zero.
IC78392 - Unable to open a screen capture for an imported BMS file.
This update includes the following IBM WebFacing Tool for IBM i fixes:
IC78151 - The trace level of the Webfacing HSR component cannot be changed.
The following HATS problems were found internally, so there is no additional information about them on the HATS support page.
40359 - Widget settings incorrect in screen combination.
40643 - PrintButton always renders as a button.
40795 - Widget previews fail if the HATS component contains the German character, LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S (u+00DF).
40820 - DBCS cursor movement issue for "open" fields in web projects.
40822 - In 5250 J and Y type fields in rich client projects, inputting a prohibited character causes HATS to erase other characters.
40824 - In 5250 J and O type fields in rich client projects, inputting DBCS characters before or after SO/SI causes HATS to insert an additional space.
40825 - In 5250 J type fields in rich client projects, inputting an SBCS character causes HATS to insert an additional space or delete a character in the field.
40827 - AutoIME is not enabled for the Dojo Validation text box widget.
40829 - In 3270 G type fields in rich client projects, you cannot input the appropriate number of DBCS characters.
40832 - DBCS default input value not kept in radio button or drop-down widget.
40835 - Incorrect default orientation displayed for table in Model 1 web page in bidirectional projects.
40839 - Incorrect password rendering by the Dojo text box widget (visual) and incorrect text order in the Dojo grid widget (visual) on Model 1 web pages in bidirectional projects.
40848 - Macro extract is always in English even if the keyboard layer is Hebrew.
40850 - Incorrect rendering of RTL prompts for RTL fields in Model 1 pages in bidirectional projects.
40854 - Extraneous debug statement written to the Java console during migration.
40859 - After editting prompts or extracts in the Visual Macro Editor, the macro does not run in a web service in bidirectional projects.
40864 - Macro recorded with [vt-pf] keys do not play back successfully.
40870 - DBCS mixed value not kept in rich client drop-down widget when SOSI=OFF.
40873 - The text replacement function does not work correctly in a subfile.
40874 - Screen rendering performance fix for HTMLElement's buildTag method.
40885 - NumberFormatException in the Visual Macro Editor when using macro variables.
40887 - There is no option to "Create RESTful Service Files" in HATS on Rational Application Developer V8.0.3 with only WebSphere Application Server V7 Feature Pack for Web 2.0 and Mobile installed.
40905 - The User-Defined Character (UDC) editor does not launch from a DBCS connection editor.
IBM Integration Designer V7.5 is supported as a platform for developing HATS applications.
As you read through this document, when you see a mention of Rational or RSDP, the information also applies to your
IBM Integration Designer installation.
Note: IBM Integration Designer does not contain a visual editor for editing rich client transformations. Use one of the following methods to edit those transformations:
If you install the WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1 Feature Pack for Web Services, you can create HATS web services for the IBM WebSphere Java API for XML-Based web Services (JAX-WS) runtime. If you plan to create HATS web services for the JAX-WS runtime, be aware of the following:
In addition to setting the BindingProvider.SESSION_MAINTAIN_PROPERTY setting to true, update your generated web service to obtain the HttpSession object and explicitly create the session. One way to update the web service is to add the following @Resource annotation to web_service_nameDelegate.java:
@Resource private WebServiceContext wsContext;Also add the following lines to the first_in_chain_IO_nameProcessWS method:
MessageContext mc = wsContext.getMessageContext(); HttpSession session = ((javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest)mc.get(MessageContext.SERVLET_REQUEST)).getSession();
Following are limitations, known problems, and workarounds for this fix pack:
If you import the web and EAR projects into the workspace and migrate the web project, the associated EAR project is also migrated and the WEL configuration information is not lost.
For example, if you type
abc (in the bidirectional language), switch to the Latin layer, and type
_ABC, then the expected
cba_ABC. However, the actual rendering is
_cbaABC. To work around this problem, press the
End key after typing
abc. This problem occurs not only for the underscore character, but also for all neutral characters
(including the space character) separating the bidirectional and Latin languages.
This section describes how to install IBM® Rational® Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) Fix Pack V184.108.40.206, which contains all fixes available since HATS Version V8.0 was first released. This fix pack is provided as an update and installed using IBM Installation Manager. The update is generally installed directly from the IBM update server; however you can also choose to download an archive file that contains the update and then use IBM Installation Manager to perform local installations. The following sections describe how to install this update.
Update installation instructions
Archive download for local installation instructions
Verifying your installation
HATS project updates
Installing the HATS runtime plug-ins into your rich client platform
Installation of this fix pack requires the following:
For more information about HATS prerequisites, refer to the Rational Host Access Transformation Services V8.0 - Detailed System Requirements.
Follow the steps below to install the update. You should perform the installation using the same Windows account that originally installed the Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) V8.0 product. The account must have administrator privileges.
To install directly from the IBM update server:
Note: The Repository will not be as displayed but will indicate the IBM Update Server.
Ideally, this update should be installed directly from the IBM update server, as described in the Update installation instructions section above. However, you may also download an archive file containing the update and perform local installations. You might want to do this if:
You can verify that the update is installed by running View Installed Packages which is located on the Installation Manager menu bar under the File menu. You should see IBM® Rational® HATS_220.127.116.11 listed.
After installing the HATS maintenance and restarting the Rational Toolkit, the HATS projects in the current workspace are automatically updated with the new files.
HATS project files overwritten by the installation of HATS maintenance are saved. If HATS maintenance is uninstalled or disabled, HATS projects are not automatically restored to their former state. We recommend that you back up your existing HATS projects using a code repository or export them as zip files before applying HATS maintenance. See HATS project updates for more information.
If your workspace contains rich client applications, see Installing the HATS runtime plug-ins into your rich client platform for important information.
The project update process creates a backup folder in the project named save_pre_18.104.22.168. This folder contains all of the files that were overwritten by the package update process. These files are saved so that you can compare and merge them with your newly installed HATS files. Do not worry if you see errors in the task view; these files are no longer used by the application. When you are satisfied that all the saved files have been compared and merged, you can delete the save_pre_22.214.171.124 folder.
If you need to roll back to this version of HATS in the future, the files in this folder are required to perform the roll back. See Removing installed maintenance for more information.
After applying a HATS service update, if you have changed the target platform of your workspace (Window > Preferences > Plug-in Development >Target Platform) from the default Rational Software Delivery Platform, you are prompted to install the HATS runtime features and plug-ins into your target platform the first time you start RSDP. For example, if the target platform of your workspace is Lotus Expeditor, you are prompted to install the updated HATS runtime plug-ins into this platform. After the plug-ins are installed, you are prompted to reload the target platform using the Window > Preferences > Plug-in Development >Target Platform panel.
To apply a service update to a client that already has a HATS rich client application installed, follow the instructions in the HATS User's and Administrator's Guide for Exporting the HATS runtime features. This exports the updated versions of the HATS runtime features and plug-ins. To make these updates available to a client, you can either modify your existing update site to include the updated features, or you can create a new update site. See Creating an update site in the User's and Administrator's Guide for more information. Because a HATS service update does not update your rich client projects, there is no need to re-export or re-install your HATS rich client applications.
If you used the New Product Configuration wizard to create a product package that includes Eclipse, HATS runtime plug-ins, and its dependencies, you need to regenerate this package and distribute it to your client machines. Instructions for creating a new product configuration can be found in the Packaging an Eclipse client environment for distribution section of the HATS User's and Administrator's Guide. There is no automated way to update plug-ins within an Eclipse environment that was packaged using the steps provided in the HATS User's and Administrator's Guide. This is a known issue.
You can remove installed HATS maintenance by selecting Roll Back from the IBM Installation Manager main panel. Use the rollback feature if you have applied an update to a product package, and decide later that you want to remove the update and revert to the earlier version of the product. Installation Manager uninstalls the updated resources, and reinstalls the resources from the previous version. When you roll back to a previous version, it is restored with same features that were associated with the version.
During the rollback process, Installation Manager must access files from the earlier version of the package. By default, these files are stored on your system when you install a package. If you changed the default setting or deleted the files on the Roll Back preferences page, Installation Manager will require access to your installation repository or media. If you installed the product from a repository, you must have listed the repository from which you installed the previous version of the product in your repository preferences (File > Preferences > Repositories). To roll back your installation to a previous version:
When you roll back HATS, HATS projects are not automatically restored to their previous level. See Manually restoring your workspace for more information.
Following a roll back of installed HATS maintenance, to manually restore your workspace to the state before HATS maintenance was installed, follow these steps:
As an alternative to using the graphical installation wizard in IBM Installation Manager, you can use the command line to install or roll back to a previous HATS version silently.
For more information about installing product updates from a command line, see Working with silent installations in the IBM Installation Manager help.
Updates, limitations, and known problems about Host Access Transformation Services are documented in the form of technotes on the IBM Software Support web site.
As limitations and problems are discovered and resolved, the IBM Software Support team updates the knowledge base. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems that you experience. The following link launches a customized query of the live Support knowledge base. To create your own query, go to the Advanced search page on the IBM Software Support web site:
View all technotes for Host Access Transformation Services
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