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IT33189: MQ MFT fteCreateTransfer from a queue results in a zero byte file if the source queue is empty.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If the source queue of a transfer request is empty, and the
    fteCreateTransfer command is used to transfer a group of
    messages by specifying the -sqgi flag, the transfer result is
    indicated as successful and a zero byte file is created instead
    of resulting in a failed transfer with an appropriate message.

Local fix

  • N/A

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    This issue affects users of the MFT when performing a transfer
    from a source Queue to a destination file/directory.
    Platforms affected:
    If you have the following:
    - A Source Queue that does not contain any messages.
    - Create a new Transfer request from this Source Queue to file.
    The transfer will complete without error and an empty file will
    be created on the destination side.  This behaviour is incorrect
    since there was nothing to transfer and should not have created
    a file on the destination side.  The transfer should fail
    indicating that no messages have been transfered.

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been changed to prevent the creating of a file on
    the destination agent, when the Source queue is empty and
    returns an error indicating no message found on the queue.
    BFGIO0414E: No messages exist on queue "LQ1@QM1".
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.1 LTS
    v9.2 LTS
    The latest available MQ 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


APAR Information

  • APAR number


  • Reported component name

    IBM MQ MFT V9.1

  • Reported component ID


  • Reported release


  • Status


  • PE




  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date


  • Closed date


  • Last modified date


  • 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 MFT V9.1

  • Fixed component ID


Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 September 2020