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PM39846: Data set in use error. COBOL or PL/I editor locks if invalid characters.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Open a z/OS file using the COBOL or PL/I editor that contains
    invalid bytes. You'll get a warning that the file is opened in
    read-only mode.  That's expected.
    Now try to edit that file under TSO's ISPF editor.  'Dataset in
    use' error is seen. That's wrong. If the file is in read-only
    then another user should be able to edit it.
    This happens with the COBOL editor and the PL/I editor and RD/z
    8.0.1 and 8.0.2.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The BROWSE flag was not set to ON  in case of non-round trip
    characters found in the file.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been fixed by setting the BROWSE flag to ON in case
    of non-round trip characters found in the file and the file is
    opened in READ ONLY mode.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3.1 Fix Pack which
    is available from the Recommended Fixes support download page:
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2294&uid=swg27006335
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM39846

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-05-23

  • Closed date

    2011-12-20

  • Last modified date

    2011-12-20

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R803 PSY

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 8.0.1

Reference #: PM39846

Modified date: 20 December 2011