E-PCODE: Exec Peoplecode Built In Not Working As Expected In PT 8.56

(Doc ID 2400180.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2018

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.56 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 8.56 version, PeopleCode

Exec() function
ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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 Exec built in function is written to trigger the Unix command "Sleep" on Application Server (IBM AIX) to pause the execution for 30 seconds. This code is correctly pausing the execution flow for 30 seconds in 8.53 environment but it continues the execution without the sleep time in People Tools 8.56

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Exec should pause the execution for 30 seconds as stated in the sleep time.

STEPS
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Code: Exec("sleep " | &loopwait, %Exec_Synchronous);

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, cannot go live as this is used in customized Journal Edit program.

Cause

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