This would only be of interest to those UFT convertees who have imported the short place from UFT to TMG.
There has been several messages concerning the mismatch of the short place name with the detail information reported by several UFT users.This has also now been noticed in my data :>(
I have spent the day trying to determine the cause and think I have isolated the problem. I have several backups that did not have the problem so I was able to use them to verify my findings.
The problem appears to be connected to making changes to place information in the Tag window or adding new places in the Tag window. Actually making changes could and does in most cases create a new place for the Master Place List (MPL). The first time a new place is created, the short place is blank which is what I would expect as TMG does not automatically create the short place. On the second or subsequent change, in the same session or future session, when a new place is created, an incorrect short place is inserted rather than leaving the short place blank. I have been able to reproduce this consistently on several of my backups which were free of the error.
I have reported my findings to Bob Velke at TMG.
So, in summary, as Myrnice as so wisely recommended , I would agree with him and recommend that you not import the short place name if you are still in the process of importing your data.For those who have already committed to TMG and have done a large amount of editing, as I have, you are probably better off deleting the short places. You could correct them, but any changes you make in the future will result in incorrect data again until a fix is released.