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PM61296: EXEC CICS ASKTIME ABSTIME TO RETURN THE TIME IN UNITS OF MILLISE CONDS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Fulfill customer requirement MR0308125519 to change EXEC CICS
    ASKTIME ABSTIME to return the time in units of milliseconds
    instead of units of 1/100 of a second.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All CICS users.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Enhance EXEC CICS ASKTIME to return the *
    *                      full number of milliseconds and not     *
    *                      round the result to the nearest         *
    *                      hundredth of a second.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    EXEC CICS ASKTIME ABSTIME currently returns the number of
    milliseconds rounded to one hundredth of a second, that is,
    the last digit will always be a zero.
    
    This APAR ensures that the result will always be in units
    of one thousandth of a second, that is, the last digit will
    be a value in the range 0 to 9.
    
    EXEC CICS FORMATTIME ABSTIME is not changed as it already
    allows for this precision.
    

Problem conclusion

  • DFHEIDTI has been changed to implement the new precision for
    ASKTIME ABSTIME.
    
    Manual SC33-1658-04 CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA
    Application Programming Reference has been changed to describe
    the difference in behaviour of the ASKTIME command on page 19:
    
    ABSTIME(data-area)
    
       specifies the data area for the time, in packed decimal,
       since 00:00 on 1 January 1900 (in milliseconds rounded
       down to the nearest thousandth of a second).
    

Temporary fix

  • FIX AVAILABLE BY PTF ONLY
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM61296

  • 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

    2012-03-27

  • Closed date

    2012-10-11

  • Last modified date

    2013-04-23

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

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

    UK82547

Modules/Macros

  •    DFHEIDTI
    

Publications Referenced
SC33165804    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Fixed component ID

    564805400

Applicable component levels

  • RB0P PSY UK82547

       UP12/10/12 P E512

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 April 2013