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13 September 2017Visual LANSA
Visual LANSA Framework
LANSA for i
V14

Category: Generic Select

EPC141031 has introduced a change of behaviour when selecting records from a file using SELECT ...FROM_FILE(<file>) GENERIC(*YES) whereby no records are returned, even though the criteria for selection is met. This can occur when the file you are selecting from (FROM_FILE) has had its OAM recompiled at EPC141031 or greater level.
This issue can also be observed in the VLF after applying the latest EPC141034 (shipped with EPC141050) where a search for VLF users doesn't return any records, even though users exist that match the selection criteria. 

A patch is available at EPC141050 level to resolve this issue. Contact your local LANSA support group and ask for EPC141050HF_170829 (Visual LANSA) and HF141015 (LANSA for IBM i). Note that these patches come with user actions.
LANSA User Action: After applying the patch, recompile the OAM of any application files that you perform generic searches on.
VLF specific User Action: After applying the patch, recompile the OAM of the VLF shipped vfppf06 file to generate a new OAM.

 
26 July 2017LANSA for i
LANSA Composer
V14

Category: Upgrade

In LANSA V12 SP1, a new COMPOSER_RUN BIF was introduced to facilitate one LANSA system interacting with a separate LANSA Composer system. Upgrading the LANSA V12 SP1 system calling the BIF to either V13 or up to V14 can cause functions using the COMPOSER_RUN BIF command to fail with the following error
DCM9999 This BIF is only supported on Microsoft Windows.
To overcome this error, you must recompile the failing function in the upgraded LANSA system.

 
23 June 2017Visual LANSAV14

Category: Cloud

All LANSA Cloud images have been updated. The images that have been updated are:

In the AWS Marketplace
LANSA Scalable License V14 SP1 EPC 141031
compatible with the deployment of applications built with Visual LANSA V13 SP2
Visual LANSA Development Environment Web application framework Win2012 V14 SP1 EPC 141031
Visual LANSA Development Environment Web application framework Win2016 V14 SP1 EPC 141031

In the Azure Marketplace
LANSA Scalable License V14 SP1 EPC 141031
Visual LANSA Development Environment Web application framework Win2012 V14 SP1 EPC 141031
If you assigned an IAM role to the instance when you created it, you may upgrade your current instances in situ.

 
22 June 2017Visual LANSAV14

Category: Cloud
LANSA is aware of active attacks leveraging CVE-2017-8543, Windows Search Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. All LANSA’s images which are published in AWS Marketplace and Azure Marketplace have been checked that they are not vulnerable to this attack.

 
17 May 2017LANSA for i
LANSA for the Web
All

Category: Performance
IBM PTF available for Mutex wait (MTXW) issue that can affect performance of LANSA applications.
LANSA customers who have large systems involving many thousands of LANSA runtime jobs have sometimes reported a slowing down in performance of the LANSA jobs due to a Mutex Wait (MTXW) situation. Refer to Performance slowdown in LANSA applications caused by Mutex wait issue

 
4 May 2017LANSA for i
LANSA for the Web
V14 & V14 SP1

Category: Web Server
LANSA for the Web will stop working after upgrading the O/S from 7.1 to 7.2 or 7.3
After an Operating System upgrade from 7.1 to either 7.2 or 7.3, the HTTP server instance for V14 or V14 SP1 will not start and a HTP8016 error will be logged in the http joblog. A patch is available from LANSA that will install a 7.2/7.3 ready version of the Apache Module. A different patch is required depending on whether you are on V14 GA or V14 SP1. Contact your local LANSA Support group and request the patch appropriate to your version of LANSA V14.
V14 SP1: HF141001.zip
or
V14 GA: HF140005.zip

 
10 Feb 2017LANSA for iV14

Category: Checkin/Compile
If you encounter the error - LIBRARY QSYSINC NOT FOUND during checkin and compile to the IBM i, the most likely reason is that some C compiler options are missing. We suggest you install (reinstall) the 5722SS1 Option 13 "System Openness Includes".
Licensed Product Program Option Description
5770SS1 *BASE IBM i
5770SS1 1 Extended Base Support
5770SS1 2 Online Information
5770SS1 3 Extended Base Directory Support
5770SS1 8 AFP Compatibility Fonts
5770SS1 12 Host Servers
5770SS1 13 System Openness Includes
As per the advice at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l/200510/msg00213.html you should install it from your original OS/400 or i5/OS CDs
GO LICPGM
Select option 11. Install Licensed Programs
Type a 1=Install next to 5722SS1 Option 13, "System Openness Includes" and press Enter

 
13 Jan 2017LANSA for iV14

Category: Install/Upgrade
LANSA for i upgrade to V14 SP1 can fail with a message 'FRCOBJCVN value not allowed.'. Refer to Upgrade to V14 SP1 can fail due to FRCOBJCVN value

 
22 Nov 2016Visual LANSAV14

Category: Cloud - Azure
LANSA today announces the availability of their first Azure Quickstart template for deploying LANSA applications into a Microsoft Azure stack.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/templates/lansa-vmss-windows-autoscale-sql-database/
The template deploys a LANSA MSI developed using the Visual LANSA IDE into a Windows Virtual Machine Scale Set and creates an Azure SQL Database. The Scale Set is initialised with a desired count of Virtual Machines and then the LANSA MSI is installed in each Virtual Machine and sets up the Azure SQL Database.

Note: a similar template, which uses a pre-existing database, has been submitted to Microsoft for review. This allows an existing SQL Server Database, Azure SQL Database or MySql database to be used by the LANSA MSI only.

 
18 Nov 2016Longrange for RPG/LANSAAll

Category: Longrange
21 January 2017: Apple have extended their iOS HTTPS/ATS implementation deadline from January 2017 deadline to a new undetermined date. This means that for the moment you don’t need anything. Refer to
https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=12212016b
Despite this extension of the deadline, Apple have made it clear that this implementation will occur. LANSA recommends including a move to HTTPS and ATS into your longer term plans.

Original Post: Apple has announced that starting from January 2017, all apps (including LongRange) on the App Store are to use HTTPS (TLS) connection only. Refer to this Longrange forum notice for details
http://longrange.lansa.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=511

 
7 Nov 2016 LANSA for iV14
& V14 SP1

Category: Host Monitor/Checkin and Compile
A checkin and compile problem has been encountered with the following criteria in place
- An RDML physical file which has a key, in an RDMLX partition
- Where the master repository is on an IBM i with Operating System 7.3
- The checkin and compile via the host Monitor will fail with an MCH5601 error in the joblog on a MOVOBJ command
This has been confirmed as an OS 7.3 issue and an IBM PTF is available to resolve the issue. The PTF is SI62854.
This problem is not exclusive to any particular version of LANSA and can occur on all supported versions of LANSA with the master repository on IBM OS 7.3.

 
22 Aug 2016Visual LANSA WebV14
& V14 SP1
Category: WAM Execution
The following character set issue, exclusive to IBM i 7.3 operating systems, is caused by an API change in IBM i 7.3.
On IBM i 7.3, in a WAM, a text LOB in CCSID 37 is sent as corrupted characters (not transcoded) when using the Internet Explorer browser.
Note: In Chrome or Firefox users may experience symptoms of LANSAWEB object being downloaded.
The cause of this issue is from changes made in 7.3 to an IBM i’s get attributes API causing failures to retrieve file information (CCSID, timestamps and other properties).

There are separate patches available for all LANSA versions supported on 7.3. Please contact your local support team to obtain the  appropriate fix for the version of LANSA you are encountering the issue with.
Important: You should only request this fix if you are encountering the issue described and only if you are on IBM i 7.3 operating system.
 
19 Aug 2016Visual LANSA FrameworkV14 SP1Category: VLF-WIN
In V14 SP1, a deployed VLF WIN application issues an object not found error for PRIM_ROM when shutting down the VLF.
Fat Error in component VF_SY200
A hotfix is available from LANSA to resolve this issue. Please contact your local support team to obtain the fix.
To apply:
Download and apply the hotfix to the build environment where the VLF-WIN MSI deployment package is built.
Rebuild and deploy the MSI package to pick up the new LANSA runtime with the fix.
Alternatively, after applying the hotfix to the build environment where the VLF-WIN MSI deployment package is built, create an MSP (patch) for the LANSA runtime with the fix.
 
17 Aug 2016Visual LANSAV14Category: Cloud
LANSA IDE in the Amazon Cloud - Image with V14 SP1 pre-installed has now been released
The image is now available from the AWS Marketplace. This image has V14 Service Pack 1 already installed.
For existing users of 14.0 GA there are two ways to upgrade to V14 SP1.
You can upgrade it the usual way as you would do if you were not in the Cloud by downloading or obtaining V14 SP1 from LANSA and upgrading your existing V14.
Or, if you assigned an IAM role to the instance when you created it, you may upgrade in situ. This requires the instance to have the rights to access S3, hence the need to have assigned an IAM role when you created the instance. Instructions may be found in the instance in the Start Here shortcut on the desktop. Details about specifying an IAM role when creating an instance may be found in the Marketplace usage instructions for the LANSA IDE.
 
4 Aug 2016Visual LANSAAllCategory: Visual LANSA
Launching the Visual LANSA development environment after upgrading to Windows 10 64-bit or after applying the latest Windows 10 update results in a Global data Initialisation failed error.
Refer to Visual LANSA failing with Global Initialisation failure after Windows 10 Upgrade or Update for details.
 
12 May 2016Visual LANSAV14Category: Cloud
LANSA IDE in the Amazon Cloud - Image with EPC 140020 pre-installed has now been released

The image is now available from the AWS Marketplace. This image has EPC 140020 already installed.

For existing users there are two ways to install EPC 140020. You can upgrade it the usual way - as you would do if you were not in the Cloud  by downloading and applying EPC140020

Or, if you assigned an IAM role to the instance when you created it, you may upgrade in situ. This requires the instance to have the rights to access S3, hence the need to have assigned an IAM role when you created the instance. Instructions may be found in the instance in the Start Here shortcut on the desktop. Details about specifying an IAM role when creating an instance may be found in the Marketplace usage instructions for the LANSA IDE.
 
22 Apr 2016Visual LANSAV14Category: Web development
After upgrading Visual LANSA to V14, the option to 'Generate HTML' is missing from the compile options when compiling web enabled functions. Refer to Compile option to Generate HTML missing after upgrade to V14 for details and step to correct.
 
31 Mar 2016Visual LANSAV14Category: Cloud
LANSA IDE in the Amazon Cloud - Image with EPC140010 pre-installed has now been released
The image is now available from the AWS Marketplace. This image has EPC140010 already installed.
For existing users of 14.0 GA there are two ways to install EPC140010.
You can upgrade it the usual way as you would do if you were not in the Cloud by downloading and applying EPC140010
Or, if you assigned an IAM role to the instance when you created it, you may upgrade in situ. This requires the instance to have the rights to access S3, hence the need to have assigned an IAM role when you created the instance. Instructions may be found in the instance in the Start Here shortcut on the desktop. Details about specifying an IAM role when creating an instance may be found in the Marketplace usage instructions for the LANSA IDE
 
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSA WebV14Category: Web Multi tier
Model B support for an IBM i application server is only available for Visual LANSA Web with a Windows Web Server (IIS). The Apache server cannot be used in V14 as the Model B web server for Visual LANSA Web.
Note: Single tier to IBM i is available for Visual LANSA Web and Model B using Apache server is still available for WAMs and Web Functions.
 
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSAV14Category: Partition Initialization
There have been reports of an intermittent Partition Initialization failure when importing the DirectX demonstration material. The error is that a DLL (xdemoboo.dll) is in use. Rerunning the partition initialization allows the import to complete OK.
Note: The problem seems to be specific to Windows 8.1.
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSA FrameworkV14Category: Visual LANSA Framework (VLF)
The new VLF-ONE, based on Visual LANSA Web technology, is not shipped on the V14 GA DVD. VLF-ONE will be delivered soon as an EPC. When you install V14, there will be no VLF option during the install or partition initialization. If you upgrade from V13 VLF installed, VLF will remain unchanged at the level it was before the V14 upgrade.
 
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSA FrameworkV14Category: Visual LANSA Framework (VLF)
If you are a developer using the VLF (Visual LANSA Framework) and upgrade to LANSA V14 then you will lose access to online help resources. For example these assistance menu items will not function correctly:
Example Assistance Menu
And using F1=Help for item level help text will not function correctly.
 
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSAV14Category: WAM Execution
After a successful WAM deployment using the template XWAMENB, the WAM does not execute. This is caused by the DBUS and PSWD values in X_lansa.pro not matching the login credentials provided in the package and the DB verification process during the installation. This issue only arises when Oracle is used as the Data/Application database engine. The solution is to manually set the DBUS and PSWD values in X_lansa.pro.
 
16 Nov 2015LANSA for iV14Category: Install/Upgrade
LANSA for i can only be installed or upgraded on supported versions of the IBM i Operating System.