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PH34639: DESTDESCRIPTION MESSAGE HEADER WITH NO VALUE SET AFTER EDITING MQ TOPIC CONFIGURATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If a JMS topic for an MQ provider has no configured
    description then the destDescription parameter is not normally
    added to MQ Headers.  If unrelated changes are made to the JMS
    Topic configuration using the WebSphere Application Server
    administrative console, this results in the destDescription
    parameter, with an empty value, being added to the MQ Header in
    subsequent requests.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  WebSphere Application Server users of MQ    *
    *                  Topics                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: After updating the configuration of a   *
    *                      JMS Topic, the destDescription          *
    *                      parameter may be erroneously set in     *
    *                      the MQ Header                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    If the description of a JMS Topic for an MQ provider is not
    specified then the destDescription parameter is not set in the
    MQ header on requests.  When performing unrelated
    configuration changes for the JMS Topic, the admin task
    erroneously updated the description from null to an empty
    String.  This resulted in the destDescription parameter being
    set in the MQ Header.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The admin task for editing a JMS Topic for an MQ JMS provider
    was modified to maintain an existing null value for an
    unspecifed description and not to update it to an empty String.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix packs
    8.5.5.20 and 9.0.5.8. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH34639

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-02-18

  • Closed date

    2021-05-21

  • Last modified date

    2021-05-21

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
22 May 2021