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PI71318: EXEC CICS ASKTIME ABSTIME MAY RETURN AN INCORRECT NUMBER OF MILLISECONDS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • EXEC CICS ASKTIME ABSTIME may return a value where the number
    of millisecond units is less than the value returned by another
    request executed just before it.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All CICS users.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: After applying the PTF for PM61296,     *
    *                      the number of milliseconds returned     *
    *                      by EXEC CICS ASKTIME ABSTIME may be     *
    *                      lower than the actual value in some     *
    *                      cases.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    PM61296 changed EXEC CICS ASKTIME ABSTIME to return the time
    in units of milliseconds and not 1/100s of a second. Depending
    on the time at which the command is actioned by CICS, there may
    be a rounding error which causes the millisecond digit to be
    lower than it should be.
    

Problem conclusion

  • DFHEIDTI has been corrected to ensure that the number of
    milliseconds returned by ASKTIME ABSTIME is always correct.
    

Temporary fix

  • FIX AVAILABLE BY PTF ONLY
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI71318

  • Reported component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Reported component ID

    564805400

  • Reported release

    B0P

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-10-26

  • Closed date

    2017-03-30

  • Last modified date

    2017-04-03

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    PI71972 UI46067

Modules/Macros

  • DFHEIDTI
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Fixed component ID

    564805400

Applicable component levels

  • RB0P PSY UI46067

       UP17/04/03 I 1000

Fix is available

  • Select the PTF appropriate for your component level. You will be required to sign in. Distribution on physical media is not available in all countries.

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Document Information

Modified date:
03 April 2017