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IV18358: WebSphere MQ Unicode message conversion on AIX fails with "AMQ6047: Conversion not supported."

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When WebSphere MQ tries to convert Unicode messages exchanged
    with the remote system it writes message "AMQ6047: Conversion
    not supported." to its error logs.
    
    The explanation reads, "WebSphere MQ is unable to convert
    string data tagged in CCSID 1208 to CCSID 437". On your system
    you may see different CCSID numbers like 037, 437, 500, or 1200.
    

Local fix

  • WebSphere MQ relies on the AIX base operating system to perform
    data conversion on its behalf. In order to support Unicode
    conversion AIX provides several optional filesets:
    bos.iconv.ucs.com     Unicode converters for AIX sets
    bos.iconv.ucs.ebcdic  Unicode converters for EBCDIC sets
    bos.iconv.ucs.pc      Unicode converters for PC sets
    You should install these filesets from the AIX operating system
    installation media if you need to convert data to and from
    Unicode on your system.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Customers wanting to convert messages to Unicode CCSIDs on AIX.
    
    Platforms affected:
    AIX
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM SUMMARY:
    The AIX converter between Unicode and the other character set
    is not installed on your system.
    

Problem conclusion

  • WebSphere MQ relies on the AIX base operating system to
    perform data conversion on its behalf. In order to support
    Unicode conversion AIX provides several optional filesets:
    
    bos.iconv.ucs.com     Unicode converters for AIX sets
    bos.iconv.ucs.ebcdic  Unicode converters for EBCDIC sets
    bos.iconv.ucs.pc      Unicode converters for PC sets
    
    You should install these filesets from the AIX operating system
    installation media if you need to convert data to and from
    Unicode on your system.
    
    The AIX installation instructions in the WebSphere MQ
    Information Center will be updated to document that these
    filesets should be installed if Unicode conversion will be
    performed.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
                       v7.0
    Platform           Fix Pack 7.0.1.9
    --------           --------------------
    AIX                U849391
    
                       v7.1
    Platform           Fix Pack 7.1.0.2
    --------           --------------------
    AIX                7.1.0.2
    
    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

    IV18358

  • Reported component name

    WMQ AIX V7

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7221

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-03-28

  • Closed date

    2012-05-14

  • Last modified date

    2012-05-14

  • 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

    WMQ AIX V7

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7221

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 May 2012