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PM43075: CEMT I FILE (XXXXXXXT) RETURNS FILE NAME WITH SUFFIX T EVEN THOUGH IT CAN'T EXIST BECAUSE IT IS 8 BYTES LONG

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • CEMT I FILE (xxxxxx*) returns non existent 8 character file
    names even though Files have a limitation of 7 position.  An
    arbitrary suffix is being added to existing file names.
    

Local fix

  • KIXREVPAD
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All CICS users.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Using CEMT INQUIRE FILE with filenames  *
    *                      that exceed 7 characters in length      *
    *                      produces incorrect results.             *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When using CEMT INQUIRE FILE and incorrectly using an eight
    character file name, DFHAFMT INQUIRE_FILE locates any seven
    character file name that matches the first seven characters of
    the entered file name. It then displays the same data set name
    for the valid seven character file name as well as the
    incorrect eight character file name.
    

Problem conclusion

  • DFHAFMT has been changed to validate the filename correctly.
    

Temporary fix

  • FIX AVAILABLE BY PTF ONLY
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM43075

  • 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

    2011-07-05

  • Closed date

    2011-08-24

  • Last modified date

    2012-05-15

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

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

    UK71203

Modules/Macros

  •    DFHAFMT
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Fixed component ID

    564805400

Applicable component levels

  • RB0P PSY UK71203

       UP11/09/05 P E511

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:
15 May 2012