PM79309: GETTING LENGTH ERRORS AFTER SPECIFYING IGNLEN=YES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Client keeps getting this message at the end of a compare job:
    
       At least one record with invalid data was encountered.
    
    Looked through both files but didn't find any record errors
    other than length errors, which should have been skipped
    given the parm of IGNLEN=YES.
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All File Manager users.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: 1. When comparing data sets using a     *
    *                      template and the IGNLEN=YES parameter   *
    *                      has been supplied and either data set   *
    *                      contains records whose length does not  *
    *                      match the template record length the    *
    *                      message ' At least one record with      *
    *                      invalid data was encountered.' will     *
    *                      appear in the report and the job will   *
    *                      terminate with a return code of 8.      *
    *                      2. Additional help required for         *
    *                      Inplace edit usage.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply the provided PTF.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    1. The IGNLEN parameter is being ignored when a length mismatch
    is found.
    

Problem conclusion

  • 1. The IGNLEN parameter will be honoured when comparing data set
    using templates and a length mismatch is found.
    2. Field level help panels have been updated.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM79309

  • Reported component name

    FILE MANAGER Z/

  • Reported component ID

    5655W6800

  • Reported release

    C10

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-12-17

  • Closed date

    2013-02-19

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-04

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • FMN0LVL
    FMN0LVLJ
    FMN0LVLK
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    FILE MANAGER Z/

  • Fixed component ID

    5655W6800

Applicable component levels

  • RC1A PSY UK91841

       UP13/02/23 P F302

  • RC10 PSY UK91840

       UP13/02/23 P F302

  • RC11 PSY UK91842

       UP13/02/23 P F302

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More support for:

z/OS family

Software version:

C10

Reference #:

PM79309

Modified date:

2013-03-04

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