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Error when attempting to publish: TDMServiceException: randlov: John - Not a number

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Article ID: 9265

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Products

CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

We are receiving the following error when attempting to publish with one of our tiles from the Web Portal.

ERROR: Publish failed for job 1401, resolve_meta_data_item: TDMServiceException: randlov: John - Not a number
End date and time: 2017/12/19 10:30:40

This only happens during the actual publish.  If we use data painter, the variables all resolve properly.

Cause

Need to make sure that the Web Portal logs are in DEBUG mode (see Enable Debug Logging ).

Duplicate the error and look at the logs - generally found %ProgramData%\CA\CA Test Data Manager Portal\logs\

From the TDMPublish.log the following was found (extraneous log information has been edited out - {...} ):

 

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_resolve_meta_data_item: evaluating expression: gbm15.univ

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  evalExpr: evaluating: gbm15.univ

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  evalExpr: ...with no parameterised variable context

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_resolve_meta_data_item: expression result: "gbm15.univ"

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_resolve_meta_data_item: evaluating expression: @randlov(0,@seedlist(LastName)@)@

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  evalExpr: evaluating: @randlov(0,@seedlist(LastName)@)@

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  evalExpr: ...with no parameterised variable context

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function: evaluating function seedlist

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function:    args[0] @

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function:    args[1] seedlist

2017-12-19 20:43:41.703 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function:    args[2] LastName

2017-12-19 20:43:42.523 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  evalFunction: function seedlist evaluates to: "P1"

2017-12-19 20:43:42.523 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function: evaluating function randlov

2017-12-19 20:43:42.523 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function:    args[0] @

2017-12-19 20:43:42.523 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function:    args[1] randlov

2017-12-19 20:43:42.523 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function:    args[2] 0

2017-12-19 20:43:42.523 UTC [DEBUG] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.g.MetaFunctions:  uf_process_function:    args[3] P1

2017-12-19 20:43:42.524 UTC [ERROR] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.TDMServiceException:  TDMServiceException: RequestID: 253, Module: TDMSERVICE, Exception: randlov: De Oliveira Santos Flores  - Not a number

2017-12-19 20:43:42.532 UTC [ERROR] [taskExecutor-2  {...}  c.c.t.s.TDMServiceException:  TDMServiceException

com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.TDMServiceException: randlov: De Oliveira Santos Flores  - Not a number

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.MetaFunctions.getNewTDMServiceException(MetaFunctions.java:10369)

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.MetaFunctions.uf_process_function(MetaFunctions.java:1535)

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.MetaFunctions.evalFunction(MetaFunctions.java:12622)

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.MetaFunctions.processFunctionVar(MetaFunctions.java:12042)

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.MetaFunctions.evalThing(MetaFunctions.java:11787)

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.MetaFunctions.evalExpr(MetaFunctions.java:11727)

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.MetaFunctions.uf_resolve_meta_data_item(MetaFunctions.java:1668)

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.PublishEngine.ResolveExpression(PublishEngine.java:449)

at com.ca.tdm.servicecommon.generator.Resolver.resolveExpression(Resolver.java:135)

at com.ca.tdm.publ.resolver.TDMPublishResolver.preResolveVar(TDMPublishResolver.java:333)

at com.ca.tdm.publ.varsource.TDMPublishAbsVarSource.preResolveVars(TDMPublishAbsVarSource.java:78)

at com.ca.tdm.publ.varsource.TDMPublishDefVarSource.mergeVars(TDMPublishDefVarSource.java:121)

at com.ca.tdm.publ.varsource.TDMPublishDefVarSource.<init>(TDMPublishDefVarSource.java:51)

at com.ca.tdm.publ.varsource.TDMPublishFactoryVarSource.getVarSource(TDMPublishFactoryVarSource.java:111)

at com.ca.tdm.publ.model.TDMPublishJobStart.doPublish(TDMPublishJobStart.java:502)

at com.ca.tdm.publ.publthread.TDMPublishThread.run(TDMPublishThread.java:46)

at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149)

at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624)

at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)

Environment

TDM Web Portal - 4.3.0.41

Resolution

The original code was not designed correctly.  The resolution is to download version 3.4.0.56 and install.  Please contact Support for this or a higher version.  Please note that this did NOT make it into 4.4.0 GA that was released on December 29, 2017. You can open a support case for the patch by going to https://www.ca.com/us/services-support/ca-support/contact-support.html