|Title||TeamTrack integration may fail mysteriously on startup in future releases of TeamTrack|
|Assigned user||Gareth Rees|
|Description||Future releases of TeamTrack may cause the integration to fail mysteriously on startup.|
The schema additions have not been made but no error message explains this.
|Analysis||This is because TSServer::AddField doesn't report an error if the field fails to be added.|
This defect is present in TeamShare API release 1.2 running on TeamTrack server version 4.02.
In at least three cases, the TSServer::AddField method fails to add a field to the TeamTrack database, but returns TS_OK to indicate success.
The first case is when a table id other than TS_TBLID_FIELDS is passed as the second argument to the method. In this case an incomplete record was added to the other table, but no field was added.
The second case is when the TS_TABLES table was inconsistent with the state of the database. In this case, nothing happened.
The third case was when the description of the field was invalid -- the length of an ordinary text field was 1024. In this case a record was added to the TS_FIELDS table but no field was added to the TS_CASES table. And afterwards any queries on the table TS_CASES table failed with no explanation.
It is essential that this defect is fixed, otherwise installation may be unreliable.
GDR says that this doesn't have much impact any more, as the replicator will fail later with a suitable error message. RB 2000-12-04
In changed_entities(), the replicator asks for the contents of one of the added fields; if the fields haven't been added then there will be a SQL error returned from TeamTrack explaining that the field does not exist. GDR 2000-12-30
|Created by||Gareth Rees|
|Created on||2000-09-13 18:37:28|
|Last modified by||Gareth Rees|
|Last modified on||2001-12-10 18:54:01|
|History||2000-09-13 GDR Created.|
2000-11-28 RB Added priority. Moved text to description.
2000-12-04 RB Downgraded from "essential" to "nice".
2000-12-30 GDR Moved text to analysis. Gave user impact.
|2189||closed||2000-09-08 18:35:39||Gareth Rees||Renamed dt-teamtrack.py to dt_teamtrack.py so that it will load as a Python module.
Added replicator test script replicator_test.py.
Miscellaneous improvements to the replicator.