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IT09880: WEBSPHERE MQ EXPLORER GUI CONFIGURE DEFINITION THAT SPECIFIES BACKSLASHES IS TRUNCATED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A user edits the IBM MQ Managed File Transfer monitor via
    the WebSphere MQ Explorer. In the panel where pre/post
    source and destination transfer programs
    are specified the user clicks the CONFIGURE button that
    references a definition containing "\\ etc." (That definition
    was reached by having to specify three blackslashes initially).
    Whether or not changes are made (and 'OK' is clicked) the "\\"
    is updated to be "\". This behavior is unexpected.
    

Local fix

  • Add an additional backslash to the number required each time you
    edit the definition of a pre/post transfer
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    This APAR affects users of the:
    
      - WebSphere MQ v7.0.1 or v7.1 Explorer
      - WebSphere MQ v7.5 Explorer
      - IBM MQ v8 Explorer
    
    who use either the WebSphere MQ v7.0.4 File Transfer Edition or
    Managed File Transfer plug-in to create resource monitors or
    transfer templates that have a program call transfer action and
    specify backslashes in either the executable/program or
    argument/parameters fields.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    Windows, Linux on x86-64, Linux on x86
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The WebSphere MQ Explorer File Transfer Edition / Managed File
    Transfer plug-in did not escape backslashes that were specified
    in either the executable/program or argument/parameters fields
    for a pre or post transfer program call when creating a resource
    monitor or transfer template.  Therefore, if two backslashes
    were supplied, they become one and each time the definition was
    opened using the "Configure" button.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The product code WebSphere MQ Explorer File Transfer Edition and
    Managed File Transfer plug-in has been updated so that
    backslashes and round parentheses will be escaped by a preceding
    backslash character.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v7.0       7.0.4.6
    v7.5       7.5.0.7
    v8.0       8.0.0.5
    
    The latest available FTE maintenance can be obtained from
    'Fix List for WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition 7.0'
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27015313
    
    The latest available MQ maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT09880

  • Reported component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Reported component ID

    5724R1000

  • Reported release

    704

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-07-07

  • Closed date

    2016-03-22

  • Last modified date

    2016-03-22

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R1000

Applicable component levels

  • R704 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
22 March 2016