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PK62802: ISSUING INQ SYS CICSTSLEVEL RETURNS BINARY ZEROES FOR THE DATA1 VALUE, WHEN ISSUING IT IN A PROGRAM

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In a program (both ASM and COBOL) the command EXEC CICS INQUIRE
    SYSTEM CICSTSLEVEL(ws-area) incorrectly returns binary zeros,
    and gives RESP = 0 and RESP2 = 0.
    CEMT I SYS returns 010101, as it should.
    This failure only happens when it is used in a program.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: EXEC CICS INQUIRE SYSTEM CICSTSLEVEL    *
    *                      returns binary zeros.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    If CICSTSLEVEL is the only parameter on an EXEC CICS INQUIRE
    SYSTEM command, binary zeros are returned with a normal
    response. If other parameters are present, the correct
    version, release and modification level are returned.
    CEMT INQUIRE SYS and CECI INQUIRE SYSTEM also return the
    correct result.
    

Problem conclusion

  • DFHEIQSA has been modified so that an EXEC CICS INQUIRE SYSTEM
    CICSTSLEVEL command returns the correct version, release and
    modification level when CICSTSLEVEL is the only parameter.
    

Temporary fix

  • FIX AVAILABLE BY PTF ONLY
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PK62802

  • Reported component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Reported component ID

    564805400

  • Reported release

    B0P

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2008-03-19

  • Closed date

    2008-06-20

  • Last modified date

    2008-11-10

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

    PQ40898

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

    UK37472

Modules/Macros

  •    DFHEIQSA
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Fixed component ID

    564805400

Applicable component levels

  • RB0P PSY UK37472

       UP08/06/23 P E420

Fix is available

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 November 2008