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SE62968: COBOL Copybook contains "FILLER" padding in uppercase/lowercase letters

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Additional Symptom(s) Search Keyword(s): CCSID 5026 lowercase
    Japanese language environment 2962
    
    The word FILLER became fILLER at 8.0.0.3. It was FILLER at 7.1
    and prior release. The customer understands that Job CCSID 5026
    is unsupported by MQ. However, they are expecting MQ to correct
    the typo lowercase characters to uppercase characters from the
    point of view of quality.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    IBM MQ users who utilize the COBOL Copybooks and have jobs which
    cannot handle mixed uppercase and lowercase characters
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    IBM iSeries
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    In IBM MQ V8 the "FILLER" padding in the COBOL copybooks is in
    uppercase and lowercase letters, ie "fILLER". For jobs which
    cannot handle lowercase characters, such as in CCSID 5026, this
    results in problems parsing the copybooks.
    

Problem conclusion

  • While CCSID 5026 is not supported with IBM MQ, the COBOL
    copybooks should be corrected to be all uppercase characters as
    previously.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v8.0       8.0.0.5
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    SE62968

  • Reported component name

    WMQ ISERIES V8.

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7254

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-10-06

  • Closed date

    2015-10-26

  • Last modified date

    2016-03-18

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • RCHMGR
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ ISERIES V8.

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7254

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 March 2016