Bug ID 502714: Deleting files and file object references in a single transaction might cause validation errors

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3

Opened: Jan 23, 2015
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:


Deleting files and file object references in a single transaction can lead to a validation error. This might occur during device group configuration sync, an iApp, a tmsh cli transaction, or an iControl transaction.


This can cause an invalid validation error, including during a config sync.


A file object is deleted in the same transaction that its references are also deleted.


In the case of iControl and tmsh, file object references must first be deleted/removed in a separate transaction. In the case of config sync, perform a full sync.

Fix Information

File objects properly resolve references within the transaction, so there are no validation errors when deleting files and file object references in a single transaction.

Behavior Change