PM77782: PRINT FIN MESSAGE PROBLEM ON ZOS, REPLACE TRAILING X00 WITH BLANKS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When user print some FIN message by physical printer on z/OS,
    they can't get correct result.
    After decode the printing output to HEX mode, we found in
    those FIN messages that cannot be printed out correctely, the
    normal blank is represented as x00.
    

Local fix

  • n
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All users                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: PRINT FIN MESSAGE PROBLEM ON ZOS,       *
    *                      REPLACE TRAILING X00 WITH BLANKS        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Formerly, if you used message printing to print on a printer on
    z/OS, the records in the spool data set were padded with
    hexadecimal zeros (0x00). Thus, only blank pages were emitted
    by printers that are connected with the z/OS system directly.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Now, the records in the spool data set are padded with blanks
    (0x40 in EBCDIC), and so printing with such printers also works
    correctly.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM77782

  • Reported component name

    MESSAGE MANAGEM

  • Reported component ID

    5655FIN03

  • Reported release

    11M

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-26

  • Closed date

    2012-12-06

  • Last modified date

    2013-01-02

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

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

    PM77823

Modules/Macros

  • DNQ00000
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    MESSAGE MANAGEM

  • Fixed component ID

    5655FIN03

Applicable component levels

  • R11M PSY UK90343

       UP12/12/19 P F212

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Document information


More support for:

z/OS family

Software version:

11M

Reference #:

PM77782

Modified date:

2013-01-02

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