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IT20137: dmpmqcfg outputs incomplete object definitions if queue manager CCSID cannot convert to locale CCSID

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If the CCSID corresponding to the locale where dmpmqcfg runs is
    not compatible with queue manager's CCSID, the dmpmqcfg program
    occasionally writes incomplete object definitions.  At the same
    time, the conversion error AMQ6047 is recorded in queue manager
    error log.
    Then, using that output to restore a queue manager will fail in
    respect of those definitions that were incomplete.
    This problem does not affect dmpmqcfg when running as a client
    (for example, connecting to a remote queue manager over TCP/IP).

Local fix

  • Use chcp (Windows) or LANG environment variable (Linux, UNIX,
    IBM i platforms) to change the locale character set, to be one
    that is convertible from the queue manager CCSID.

Problem summary

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    Users of the dmpmqcfg where the command is run from a locale
    that corresponds to a CCSID that does not convert to the queue
    manager's CCSID.  This problem only affects dmpmqcfg when it is
    running on the same machine as the queue manager, as a
    server-bound application.
    Platforms affected:
    dmpmqcfg retrieves messages from the queue manager using an
    asynchronous consume mechanism, using MQGMO_CONVERT, leaving
    MQMD.CodedCharSetId as its default of 0.
    For the client-bound dmpmqcfg, this behaves as needed - the
    messages are converted to the CCSID of the locale.  If the
    conversion fails, dmpmqcfg learns of this via a bad return code,
    and fails the operation, with an error message.  The user is in
    no doubt that the operation failed.
    For the server-bound dmpmqcfg, this does not behave as needed -
    the messages are transferred to the dmpmqcfg program encoded in
    the queue manager's CCSID without error.  The problem comes
    later when the program is preparing its output.  In some cases
    conversion is attempted from the queue manager's CCSID to the
    CCSID of the locale.  If this latter conversion fails, an error
    message is written to the queue manager's error log, but the
    program continues, omitting the character string it was trying
    to convert.

Problem conclusion

  • The server-bound dmpmqcfg program has been changed to explicitly
    set MQMD.CodedCharSetId equal to the CCSID of the locale.  This
    will ensure that, if conversion to the locale CCSID is not
    possible, then the user will see an error message in the output.
     No incorrect or incomplete data will be output.
    If this error is detected, and an error message is seen by the
    user, they must change the locale and re-run the dmpmqcfg
    program.  They should change it to have a character set that is
    convertible from the queue manager's CCSID.
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.0 CD    9.0.4
    v9.0 LTS
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'

Temporary fix


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  • R800 PSY


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Document Information

Modified date:
30 May 2017