PM73337: AN INVALID DATE FIELD IN THE JOB CARD OF THE JCL CAUSES AN ABEND 0C4 TO OCCUR IN A NON-IBM SORT APPLICATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A JOB card contains the following HourGlass date and time fields
    in the Programmer Name Field: '//HGC12167 //HGF0630'
    This is an invalid date field.  The "C" represents the Century
    entry and should be either a 0 or a 1.  When this was a C, the
    customer's Syncsort application would fail with an Abend S0C4.
    Once the parameter was changed to a 1 then the job ran to
    completion and no abend occurred.
    

Local fix

  • Correct the invalid Date field.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All IBM HourGlass V610 users.                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: 1. Abend S0C7 in AGGELIG when date      *
    *                         specs format of "//xxYdnn" in        *
    *                         programmer name field.               *
    *                      2. Abend S0C4 when processing job       *
    *                         schedule.                            *
    *                      3. Invalid date specs in programmer     *
    *                         name field returns altered date.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply PTF.                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • ***************************************************************
    * FIX DESCRIPTION:                                            *
    *                   1. Corrected the offset to the "Ydnn"     *
    *                      structure that is passed to the        *
    *                      jumped years calculation.              *
    *                   2. Restored base register (R7) for ASCB   *
    *                      pointer from linkage stack.            *
    *                   3. Resetted indicator flags when date     *
    *                      and time validation fail.              *
    *                                                             *
    ***************************************************************
    * PRODUCT ELEMENTS AFFECTED BY THIS FIX:                      *
    ***************************************************************
    * EXISTING ELEMENTS MODIFIED:                                 *
    *   SAGGLOAD(AGGFRONT) on behalf of module:                   *
    *            AGGELIG.#000044.2012/11/09.13:12:53.PM72250      *
    *                                                             *
    ***************************************************************
    * EXISTING ELEMENTS DELETED:                                  *
    *     None.                                                   *
    *                                                             *
    ***************************************************************
    * IMPLEMENTATION:      After applying this PTF, all users     *
    *                      need to re-run the HourGlass           *
    *                      customization process.                 *
    *                      The parts replaced by this fix are     *
    *                      being modified by the HourGlass        *
    *                      customization process.                 *
    *                                                             *
    ***************************************************************
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM73337

  • Reported component name

    IBM HOURGLASS

  • Reported component ID

    5655U4200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-09-20

  • Closed date

    2012-11-13

  • Last modified date

    2012-12-04

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

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

Modules/Macros

  •    AGGFRONT
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    IBM HOURGLASS

  • Fixed component ID

    5655U4200

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY UK83483

       UP12/11/16 P F211

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Document information


More support for:

HourGlass

Software version:

6.1

Reference #:

PM73337

Modified date:

2012-12-04

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