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IT25428: ConvEBCDICNewline option is not available for the IBM MQ client

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • EBCDIC code pages contain a newline (NL) character that is not
    supported by ASCII code pages (although some ISO variants of
    ASCII contain an equivalent).  When the client is converting a
    message that contains the NL character, it needs the
    ConvEBCDICNewline
    attribute to specify how IBM MQ should convert the EBCDIC NL
    character into ASCII format.
    

Local fix

  • Use mqs.ini on the client side
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Users using IBM MQ with EBCDIC code pages
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform, IBM iSeries
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The ConvEBCDICNewline attribute functionality is available only
    using the mqs.ini file, which may not be available to a
    relocated client. An alternative option is required to provide
    ConvEBCDICNewline functionality on the client side in situations
    where the mqs.ini cannot be used.
    

Problem conclusion

  • IBM MQ code has been modified to provide ConvEBCDICNewline
    functionality using a new environment variable
    AMQ_CONVEBCDICNEWLINE which takes the same values("NL_TO_LF" or
    "TABLE" or "ISO") as  the ConvEBCDICNewline attribute.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v8.0       8.0.0.12
    v9.0 LTS   9.0.0.6
    v9.1 CD    9.1.2
    v9.1 LTS   9.1.0.2
    
    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

    IT25428

  • Reported component name

    IBM MQ BASE MP

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7251

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-06-20

  • Closed date

    2018-12-13

  • Last modified date

    2018-12-13

  • 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

    IBM MQ BASE MP

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7251

Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
13 December 2018