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VARA.BACKEND objects erroneously truncate results to a maximum of 5336 lines

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Article ID: 87561

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

Error Message :
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The output of BACKEND variable objects is truncated to 5336 lines, even though:

  1. the command contained in Variable tab > Command should return more results
  2. a higher possible limit has been set in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS > BACKENDVAR_MAX_ROWS

Investigation

Use a command which should produce more than 5336 lines on the OS side to test this behavior.
For instance "dir /b /s c:\
" returns the list of files and folders on the C: drive. It can be run on a Windows agent.
Create a VARA.BACKEND object and type in "cmd /c dir /b /s c:\" in Variable tab > Command field :

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"Preview" returns this:

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Changing the value allocated to key 'BACKENDVAR_MAX_ROWS' in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS has no effect, irrespective of the upper limit.

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Expected behavior 
It should be possible to set to 20000 lines as per our documentation. 


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Cause

Cause type:
Defect
Root Cause: BACKEND variable limits the output of command to 5536 lines.

Environment

OS Version: N/A

Resolution

This field was added on 30/03/2017. This article has not been updated yet. Refer to the "Description" or "Workaround" sections for solution information.

Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Component(s): Automation Engine and Initialdata
Automation Engine 12.0.1 - Available
Automation.Engine 11.2.3 - Available
Automation Engine 11.1.5 - Available

Additional Information

Workaround :
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