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IT27404: When updating an MFT transfer template using the MQ Explorer, both "Until" and "Forever" scheduled options are checked

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Using the Managed File Transfer plugin of the MQ Explorer, a
    transfer template is created with "Scheduled to run" option set
    to "Forever".
    When updating the template, by right-clicking on it under the
    "Transfer Templates" view and choosing one of the edit options,
    both "Until" and "Forever" options are checked (selected via the
    radio buttons) on the page displaying the schedule details.
    This is an invalid combination of options as only one of the
    "Until", "For" and "Forever" options must be selected.
    If the user does not uncheck the "Until" option while updating
    the template, then this selection takes precedence over the
    originally chosen "Forever" option.  If the transfer is
    submitted to agent, it will not run only until the time and date
    specified by the "Until" configuration, not forever.

Local fix

  • If you have defined a template with "Scheduled to run" option
    set to "Forever", then when updating the template, deselect
    "Until" option in "Optionally schedule transfer to take place at
    a later time" page by explicitly clicking on the "Forever"

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    This issue affects users of the MQ Explorer Managed File
    Transfer plugin who edit transfer templates that have a schedule
    defined specifying the transfer should run either forever or for
    a particular number of iterations.
    Platforms affected:
    Windows, Linux on x86-64
    When the Managed File Transfer plugin of the MQ Explorer loaded
    a transfer template to edit that contained scheduled details, it
    automatically selected the "Until" radio button in the "Transfer
    repeats" section if the template was defined to repeat.
    If the transfer template was configured to repeat for a set
    number of iterations or to run forever, the MQ Explorer would
    select the appropriate radio button, but would not deselect the
    "Until" radio button.  The "Until" selection was then saved on
    the transfer template and not the original "For" or "Forever"

Problem conclusion

  • The Managed File Transfer plugin of the MQ Explorer has been
    updated to correct the issue described above and ensure the
    correct transfer repeat option is selected when editing a
    transfer template with a defined schedule.
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.0 LTS
    v9.1 CD    9.1.2
    v9.1 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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Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 January 2019