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IT15638: ACCOUNTINGTOKEN NULL AFTER UPGRADE TO MQ 7.5.0.5

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After an upgrade to MQ 7.5.0.5, the AccountingToken of the
    message is unexpectedly null:
    .
      AccountingToken :
       X'0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
    .
    In prior versions, the AccountingToken was not "blanked out":
    .
      AccountingToken :
       X'0130000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000006'
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Users who rely on the queue manager to set a value for the
    AccountingToken MQMD field will be affected by this problem.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The fix for APAR IC90697 introduced an incorrect behavior
    whereby the AccountingToken was being set to NULLs on
    non-Windows platforms. This change was directly in contradiction
    with the documented behavior of MQ, which states the following
    for the AccountingToken:
    "On UNIX systems, the accounting information is set to the
    numeric user identifier, in ASCII characters."
    

Problem conclusion

  • The IC90697 code changes have been removed from the product in
    order to remain consistent with the documented behavior.
    Accordingly, the accounting token will not be set to blank for
    Unix platforms.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v7.1       7.1.0.9
    v7.5       7.5.0.8
    
    The latest available 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

    IT15638

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE MQ 7.

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7240

  • Reported release

    750

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-06-08

  • Closed date

    2017-05-05

  • Last modified date

    2017-05-10

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE MQ 7.

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7240

Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 May 2017