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Created by Guest
Created on Mar 7, 2021

RIT should be able to edit DFDL field with empty content or tags in it

Currently RIT 10.1.2 gives an "CRRIT4238E FormatterException" error in a dialog box when double clicking an empty field which has applied a DFDL schema. As a workaround we have to remove DFDL schema from the field then copy contents into the field and apply the DFDL schema.

Same issue happens to tags as well, when we edit a field which applied a DFDL schema and try to use tags for input value, there is no workaround for this scenario.

Base on below 2 points, we require to improve message edition function in the situation of DFDL schema applied :
- When opening the root node of a DFDL field for editing, it's for raw data anyway, not for a formatted structure
- When opening an edit window, before applying DFDL schema RIT should check whether the content is empty or a tag in it

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 149101
RFE Product Rational Test Workbench