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Status Not under consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 23, 2013

Should give an error for an undefined variable used in the code while compilation time only

While writing code in ESQL if a developer uses a variable in the code which is not defined then it only gives a warning and even creates the bar file. Rather it should give a error during compilation of the code itself and should not allow the developer to even create the bar file of the same.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 39486
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    May 12, 2022

    RFE Review. Further to the last comment, we have not received any further signs of support for this long-standing requirement. With a single vote since it was initially created, and in combination with the difficulties in knowing the difference between "possible" and "definite" lack of variable declaration, unfortunately on this occasion we are closing the suggestion.

  • Guest
    Sep 23, 2020

    RFE Review. Apologies for the length of time this RFE has been in the status of Under Consideration. In general it is to a developer's advantage to be warned about deployment problems such as the one highlighted as early as possible. Due to cumulative / iterative deploy, there are some cases, where a single workspace, or single BAR file does not contain all the artifacts which are required to know that there is *definitely* going to be a problem at runtime, which is why warnings can sometimes be used in preference to errors which block further progress completely (you cannot build an artifact with errors into a BAR). Given some of these implementation difficulties, it is unlikely that this will be prioritized soon (also noting the single vote which this RFE has collected since it was opened in 2013), however we will continue to monitor. The status of the RFE is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB