IC88837: WMQ EXPLORER WITH FTE- UNABLE TO PERFORM FILE TRANSFER WITH SFG AGENT TYPE (STERLING B2B INTEGRATOR FILE GATEWAY) FROM UI.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Unable to perform file transfer between WMQ FTE and SFG agent
    type (Sterling B2B Integrator File Gateway).
    File transfers work fine from command line using
    fteCreateTransfer when properly configured.
    When attempting to initiate a file transfer via WMQ Explorer,
    the dialogs never allow the file selection and the submit
    button never becomes active; thus you can not submit a transfer
    from the WMQ Explorer.
    
    There is no indication of an error, but when looking at the WMQ
    Explorer error log, the following errors can be seen:
    
    Internal error: the agent type SFG is not supported.
    
    Detail in %appdata%\IBM\MQ Explorer\.metadata\.log file:
    ---------------------
    !ENTRY org.eclipse.ui 4 0 2012-12-03 09:18:08.491
    !MESSAGE Unhandled event loop exception
    !STACK 0
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at java.util.Arrays$ArrayList.<init>(Arrays.java:2370)
    at java.util.Arrays.asList(Arrays.java:2356)
    at com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer.dialogs.
    ItemDialog$ItemType.getSupportedDestination
    AgentTypes(ItemDialog.java:330)
    ...
    !ENTRY com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer 4 0 2012-12-03 09:18:16.340
    !MESSAGE Internal error: the agent type SFG is not supported.
    !STACK 0
    java.lang.Exception
    at com.ibm.wmqfte.explorer.dialogs.
    ItemDialogInfo$AgentInformation.<ini t>(I
    temDialogInfo.java:174)
    ---------------------
    

Local fix

  • In WMQ Explorer preferences, disable the use of Wizards for
    the file transfer panels.  1) In the WMQ Explorer
    menu, click 'Window->Preferences->WebSphere MQ File
    Transfer Edition' 2) Unselect the box: 'Enable additional
    function in Version 7.0.4.1' 3) Exit and restart the
    WMQ Explorer.  This should allow the WMQ Explorer to
    be able to create new transfers for a SFG agent type.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Users of the WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition (FTE) v7.0.4
    plugin for the WebSphere MQ Explorer and WebSphere MQ Explorer
    v7.5 that are using a Sterling File Gateway Agent or Embedded
    Agent.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    Windows, Linux on x86, Linux on x86-64
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM SUMMARY:
    When using the WebSphere MQ Explorer plugin for FTE/MFT and
    the additional function for 7.0.4.1 has been enabled then the
    create file transfer wizards will produce unpredictable
    behaviour. This behaviour occurs only when the Agent selected is
    either a Sterling File Gateway Agent or an Embedded Agent type.
    
    The behaviour seen will stop an transfer being created via the
    Explorer plugin as the Explorer panels do not show the correct
    details when navigating through the wizard.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This APAR solves the problem by making sure that the FTE/MFT WMQ
    Explorer plugin wizards can function correctly when one of the
    agents is of type Sterling File Gateway or Embedded.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Platform           v7.5
    --------           --------------------
    Multiplatforms     7.5.0.1
    
    Platform           v7.0
    --------           --------------------
    Multiplatforms     7.0.4.3
    
    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

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC88837

  • Reported component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Reported component ID

    5724R1000

  • Reported release

    704

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-12-04

  • Closed date

    2013-02-14

  • Last modified date

    2013-02-14

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ FILE TRANSF

  • Fixed component ID

    5724R1000

Applicable component levels

  • R704 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition

Software version:

7.0.4

Reference #:

IC88837

Modified date:

2013-02-14

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