Below is a list of the problems we have encountered with the AE DB change program (ucybchng) since v11.2.1.
Impact / Work-around
ucybchng fails to make changes for OBJECT_USE rules.
Impact: Broken references in deployed objects
ucybchng crashes with SCRIPT rules with differing value lengths when run in conjunction with OBJECT_NAME, TASK_NAME, or other SCRIPT rules.
Impact: Must run each SCRIPT rule on its own
ucybchng adds blank lines to transport case (causes ucybdbld to fail during load of file).
Impact: Must make direct changes to transport case file
ucybchng crashes with segmentation fault if old value in FOLDER_NAME rule is blank.
ucybchng fails to make changes for VALUE: rules.
Impact: Incorrect values in deployed objects
ucybchng applies *SCRIPT rules indiscriminately to all scripting tabs.
Impact: Incorrect or duplicate changes in deployed objects
|PRB00120983||Blank field substituted by a vertical bar when loading a transport case or XML file||Impact: Invalid value stored in AE DB|
Work-around: Do not import files with blank fields.
|PRB00133253||ucybchng REPLACE_PART silently deletes some script lines||Impact: Deleted data|
|PRB00130685||ucybchng cannot make more than one change to the same field||Impact: Incorrect data|
Work-around: Make only one change per attribute.
|PRB00133894||ucybchng crashes with RC 134 upon encountering certain lines||Impact: crash of change program|
|Fixed in 11.2.6, 12.0.3, & 12.1.0|
|ucybchng does not update host names in task conditions||Impact: Incorrect host names in task conditions|
Work-around: Use agent groups instead.
|11.2.6, 12.0.3, & 12.1.0|
|ucybchng deletes script lines if SCRIPT rule has blank 'old' value||Impact: Deleted data|
Work-around: Ensure old value is not blank.
|11.2.6, 12.0.4, & 12.1|
|ucybchng REPLACE_PART deletes script lines if old value and new value are the same||Impact: Deleted data|
Work-around: Change to different value & then change back. Or, if possible, use v11.2.3 (unaffected by this bug).
|11.2.6, 12.0.4, & 12.1.|
|ucybchng v12.0.3 fails to make some OBJECT_NAME changes||Impact: Broken object references|
|Same root cause as PRB00139013.|
|ucybchng v12.0.3 fails to make many CVALUE & JPCVALUE changes||Impact: Broken object references|
12.2, 12.1.1, & 11.2.7
|ucybchng deletes task-level prompt set defaults||Impact: Missing PRPT defaults|
|11.2.6 & 12.0.4|
12.2 & 12.1.1
|ucybchng calculates incorrect byte counts for values containing backslashes.||Impact: Truncated data|
12.2, 12.1.1, & 11.2.7
|DB Change Utility invalidly changes some values to upper case characters.||Impact: Incorrect file path names in file transfer jobs|
Work-around: Use variables in file name fields.
12.2, & 12.1.1
|ucybchng crashes with segmentation fault if value in change rule is blank.|
Work-around: Ensure no blank values, or use REPLACE instead of REPLACE_PART.
|11.2.8, 12.0.6, 12.1.3, 12.2.0|
|01147667||ucybchng sometimes fails to make required changes.|
Impact: Incorrect data
12.0.7, 12.1.4, 12.2.2, 12.3.0
|ucybdbld does not correctly update custom attributes of replaced objects|
Impact: Incorrect data
12.0.7, 12.1.4, 12.2.2
|ucybchng cannot change parent alias names in external dependencies||Impact: Incorrect parent workflow alias can break external dependencies|
|See this idea|
|ucybchng hangs when applying certain changes to a Transport Case||Impact: Hang|
|01227044||ucybchng OBJECT_USE rule changes static VARA keys.|
Impact: Duplicate VARA keys causes error during DB load.
Work-around: Exclude VARA object type from OBJECT_USE rules.
|12.0.8, 12.1.4, 12.2.2, 12.3.0|
|01294463||ucybchng OBJECT_USE rule fails to update OVD_Execute (Executable object field of EXEC VARA)|
Impact: Broken object references
Work-around: Fix the object references manually or via XML export, find & replace, and import.
|Bug confirmed. Tentatively planned for 12.0.9.|
Planned release dates
- Automation.Engine 11.2.8 - early 2019?
- Automation.Engine 12.0.8 - May 2019
- Automation.Engine 12.0.9 - September 2019
- Automation.Engine 12.1.4 - end January 2019
- Automation.Engine 12.2.2 - mid February 2019
- Automation.Engine 12.3.0 - end February 2019
2016.07.08 16:30 CEST: Updated table to indicate which problems have been fixed in v11.2.2.
2016.10.18 14:45 CEST: Added PRB00120870 and updated v11.2.3 release info for PRB00118925.
2016.10.20 14:00 CEST: Added PRB00120872 and PRB00120983. Removed release dates for postponed fixes.
2017.04.06 16:00 CEST: Updated problem tickets fixed in v11.2.3.
2017.07.21 17:45 CEST: Updated problem tickets fixed in v11.2.5, and others.
2017.08.18 16:10 CEST: Added PRB00137137.
2017.09.27 16:44 CEST: Updated PRB00137137 with fix plan. Added planned release dates. Added PRB00136307 & PRB00138615.
2017.10.12 23:57 CEST: Added PRB00139013.
2017.11.10 11:04 CET: Added PRB00136354.
2017.11.14 15:00 CET: Added fix plan for PRB00139013.
2017.11.16 14:00 CET: Added PRB00215777 & added fix plan for PRB00138615.
2018.01.12 15:22 CET: Added known error (KE) article numbers where applicable.
2018.01.16 11:57 CET: Updated problems fixed in v12.0.4: PRB00136307, PRB00137137, PRB00138615, PRB00139013, PRB00136354, & PRB00215777. Added PRB00214561.
2018.01.23 15:27 CET: Added known error (KE) article numbers 000013897 & 000013918.
2018.08.08 17:25 CEST: Added problem with parent workflow alias.
2019.02.11 11.37 CET: Added 01294463.