Unsupported release: VSE Connectors 9.1 APARs for z/VSE V5.1

Last update: November 11, 2015

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PI51688
2015/11
UI32653 When updating, deleting or inserting a VSAM record using the VSAM-via-CICS service fails (e.g. due to a duplicate key error) then that VSAM file may become unusable for subsequent requests. This may affect other CICS programs accessing the VSAM file. It may also hinder the file from being closed in CICS via CEMT SET FILE CLOSED.
PI49381
2015/10
UI31612 The z/VSE SNMP Monitoring Agent returns incorrect CPU-time values when the system is running with CPU balancing active. Whenever the CPU balancing algorithm starts or stops CPUs the CPU-time value reported by the SNMP Monitoring Agent is incorrect.
PI42612
2015/07
UI28408 Provide the new MQ Client Trigger Monitor function.
Notes:
PI35642
2015/03
HIPER
UI25398 When using z/VSE Fast Path to Linux on System z (LFP) to send huge amounts of data from remote to z/VSE, parts of the data may arrive on z/VSE in a wrong sequence. This can happen under rare circumstances, for example when the IUCV message limit is reached due to heavy workload.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and update the LFPD on Linux (using rpm -u).
PI28789
2014/11
UI22887 When a VSAM file is redirected, but the VSAM redirector is unable to connect to the redirector server (as indicated by message "IESC2003E FAILED TO CONNECT TO REDIRECTOR SERVER" on the console), or when the redirector handler reports an error during OPEN processing, then some control blocks are not freed, which can lead to a partition GETVIS leak. Note: On successful redirector operation no GETVIS is leaked.
PI22545
2014/10
UI21719
(LE PTF)
Job submission (via VSEPower.executeJob() method) on z/VSE 5.1 may wait for the job to complete forever, although the job is already completed.
LE/C TIME() FUNCTION ALWAYS RETURNS THE SAME TIME VALUE
PI26077
2014/10
UI21729 The z/VSE HTTP Client (IESHTTPB/IESHTTPC) does not ASCII/EBCDIC-translate sent or received data with a content-type of "application/xml", although this content-type is textual.
PI22318
2014/08
UI19747 The z/VSE SNMP Monitoring Agent truncates SNMP requests that are larger than 256 bytes. This results in an parsing error and causes the request to be ignored.
PI21771
2014/07
UI19636 When a job is submitted via the Java-based Connectors, and the job abends/cancels, or does not set a return code, then the return code reported by Java methods VSEPowerEntry.getMaximumReturnCode() or VSEPowerEntry.getLastReturnCode() is an incorrect value, and there is no indication if the job has abended or just did not set an return code.
PI16797
2014/05
UI17394 When re-executing an sql query through the z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI) that previously returned an empty result, all subsequent results appear empty as well, even if the result would not be empty.
PI13749
2014/03
UI16040 The Exception java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException occurs when using the VSAM Redirector loader with a filter specified and the data starts with the high order bit on, e.g. FILTER-VALUE=X'900F'.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PI09719
2014/01
UI14278 The VSAM Redirector handler DBHandler may fail with an error Processing of request failed: com.ibm.vse.mapper.ProcessException: OccursCountField is not set when using a complex mapping that contains OCCURS DEPENDING ON clauses.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PI06549
2013/12
UI12723 The VSE Connector Client cannot handle multiple DL/I PCBs having the same name in the PSB.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PI05110
2013/11
UI11928 When using the z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI) to call an Oracle stored procedure, the output parameters are not returned back to the VSE program. This is because the Oracle JDBC driver does not fully support the JDBC ParameterMetaData interface. The Oracle JDBC driver does not provide information about the parameters of an SQL statement. Because of that, DBCLI does not know if a parameter is IN, OUT or INOUT. In order to transfer the output parameters back to VSE, DBCLI needs to know which parameters are output parameters.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM97205
2013/10
UK97651
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM87426
2013/05
UK93640
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM80540
2013/04
UK91627 Support for Connection Pooling for the z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI).
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM80539
2013/04
UK91628 Support for Connection Pooling for the z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI). Notes:
PM78377
2012/12
UK90057 The VSE Connector Server may go into a loop at user logon when a RACROUTE EXTRACT call fails. This may happen when using an external security manager (ESM) such as CA TopSecret, and the IUI segment is not available in the user record.
If you are using CA TopSecret then make sure that you have defined the user profile with the following fields from the IESIS segment:
  IESFL1     = BAT,COD,VSAM
  IESFL2     = BQA,ESC,COU,CMD,OLPD,XRM
  IESINIT    = IESEADM
  IESTYPE    = USERTYPE1,NEW,SELECT
Note: The shown values are just examples and may be different in your system.
PM64676
2012/06
UK78945
PM64799
2012/06
UK78893 z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI): INSERT statement without parameter markers fails to execute when using MS SQL Server JDBC Driver.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM64792
2012/06
UK78892 Misc problems in z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI):
PM56023
2012/06
UK76218
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM56020
2012/06
UK76217 New z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI)
PM58752
2012/03
UK76534 The VSE Script Client fails to process the script return code when using codepage CP1143.
PM58755
2012/03
UK76459 The VSE Script Client fails to process the script return code when using codepage CP1143.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM57359
2012/02
UK75878
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM55958
2012/01
UK75455 NO REC FND error or missing tape data when using the z/VSE VTAPE Server on z/VSE 5.1 GA level.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM53860
2011/12
UK74736
(LE PTF)
Abend of the z/VSE Connector Server on z/VSE 5.1 when accessing LIBR.
MSG CEE3322C AB4087 IN BATCH OR CICS ASSOCIATED BY MSG CEE2503S INDICATING OFFSET FROM UTC/GMT TO LOCAL TIME NOT AVAILABLE
PM53912
2011/12
UK74585
PM51113
2011/11
UK73638 SNMP Monitoring Agent: Discrepancies between the data sent by the agent and the MIB provided in IESMPMIB.Z may lead to data interpretation problems with SNMP clients.
PM50616
2011/11
UK73369 Miscellaneous fixes for z/VSE 5.1 Connectors:

 

z/VSE Connectors 9.1 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-CF9-35 51N VSE Connectors
5686-CF9-38 51P VSE Connector WS code

 

Unsupported release: VSE Connectors 8.3 APARs for z/VSE V4.3

Last update: October 14, 2014

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PI26076
2014/10
UI21728 The z/VSE HTTP Client (IESHTTPB/IESHTTPC) does not ASCII/EBCDIC-translate sent or received data with a content-type of "application/xml", although this content-type is textual.
PI22317
2014/08
UI19746 The z/VSE SNMP Monitoring Agent truncates SNMP requests that are larger than 256 bytes. This results in an parsing error and causes the request to be ignored.
PI21769
2014/07
UI19635 When a job is submitted via the Java-based Connectors, and the job abends/cancels, or does not set a return code, then the return code reported by Java methods VSEPowerEntry.getMaximumReturnCode() or VSEPowerEntry.getLastReturnCode() is an incorrect value, and there is no indication if the job has abended or just did not set an return code.
PI13748
2014/03
UI16039 The Exception java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException occurs when using the VSAM Redirector loader with a filter specified and the data starts with the high order bit on, e.g. FILTER-VALUE=X'900F'.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PI09717
2014/01
UI14277 The VSAM Redirector handler DBHandler may fail with an error Processing of request failed: com.ibm.vse.mapper.ProcessException: OccursCountField is not set when using a complex mapping that contains OCCURS DEPENDING ON clauses.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PI06546
2013/12
UI12732 The VSE Connector Client cannot handle multiple DL/I PCBs having the same name in the PSB.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM97203
2013/10
UK97650
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM87424
2013/05
UK93639
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM64675
2012/05
UK78944
PM58735
2012/03
UK76508
PM58756
2012/03
UK76460 The VSE Script Client fails to process the script return code when using codepage CP1143. Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM57290
2012/02
UK75877
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM53911
2011/12
UK74575
PM51109
2011/11
UK73637 SNMP Monitoring Agent: Discrepancies between the data sent by the agent and the MIB provided in IESMPMIB.Z may lead to data interpretation problems with SNMP clients.
PM41625
2011/06
UK68779 The VSAM JDBC Driver method 'VsamJdbcStatement.getMoreResults' throws an exception 'Driver not capable'. This can happen when the VSAM JDBC Driver is used under WebSphere Application Server version 7.0.0.15 or later. The generic data store helper provided by WebSphere Application Server now seems to always call the getMoreResults method of the JDBC driver.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PM33311
2011/03
UK65406
PM25410
2010/11
UK61692 The VSAM Capture Exit IESVSCAP allocates a huge amount of GETVIS below the line (GETVIS 24) over time. IESVSCAP needs about 2 times the maximum record length of the VSAM cluster that is captured per VSAM string. VSAM allows up to 256 strings per VSAM Cluster. The GETVIS usage can increase over time, as the applications make use of additional strings, and IESVSCAP allocates buffers for the newly used strings. These buffers are currently allocated below the line in partition GETVIS 24.
PM25055
2010/11
UK61692 The SNMP Monitoring Agent does not work with Plugins supporting more than one group at the same OID level.
PM25056
2010/11
UK61668 The password encryption feature of the delta loader does not work properly. When running the first time, the password is encrypted correctly, but any subsequent run fails because it does not find the encrypted password.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 

 

 

z/VSE Connectors 8.3 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-CF8-35 02N VSE Connectors
5686-CF8-38 02P VSE Connector WS code

 

Unsupported release: VSE Connector 8.2 APARs for z/VSE V4.2

Last update: May 30, 2012

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PM64674
2012/05
UK78943
PM58783
2012/03
UK76595
PM58748
2012/03
UK76430 The VSE Script Client fails to process the script return code when using codepage CP1143.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM57475
2012/02
UK75953
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PM53980
2011/12
UK74691 The z/VSE SOAP Engine module IESSOAPS abends with 0C4/AKEA at offset X'FFFFFFFF' when the HTTP header field "Content-Type" does not contain a charset.
PM41618
2011/06
UK68778 The VSAM JDBC Driver method 'VsamJdbcStatement.getMoreResults' throws an exception 'Driver not capable'. This can happen when the VSAM JDBC Driver is used under WebSphere Application Server version 7.0.0.15 or later. The generic data store helper provided by WebSphere Application Server now seems to always call the getMoreResults method of the JDBC driver.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PM23301
2010/09
UK60940 The VSAM Capture Exit IESVSCAP allocates a huge amount of GETVIS below the line (GETVIS 24) over time. IESVSCAP needs about 2 times the maximum record length of the VSAM cluster that is captured per VSAM string. VSAM allows up to 256 strings per VSAM Cluster. The GETVIS usage can increase over time, as the applications make use of additional strings, and IESVSCAP allocates buffers for the newly used strings. These buffers are currently allocated below the line in partition GETVIS 24.
PM20512
2010/08
UK60097 Using remote VTAPE with ZLIB compressed tape records (ZAWS) may cause duplicate tape records to be written or various I/O errors due to AWSFormatError exceptions because of incorrect AWS control information being created under certain circumstances when writing ZLIB compressed tape records.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
Note: You must also install VSE/AF APAR DY46930 / PTF UD53369.
PM20790
2010/08
UK59849 The VSAM Redirector Handlers DBHandler and DB2Handler do not support table names which contain a schema name like 'schema.table'. This leads to the following warning and error messages:
"WARNING: The database table 'schema.table' could not be scanned, no NULL support is given."
"ERROR: Map fields do not have a corresponding column in database table: <list of fields>"
Processing continues, but the handlers do not allow to set NULL as a value for the columns listed. This may cause subsequent errors during request processing.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PM20764
2010/08
UK59849 The ZONED converter does not correctly handle a positive sign (X'C') in signed ZONED fields (e.g. COBOL PIC S9(n)). This can cause an I/O error on a redirected VSAM cluster or an error when using the Redirector Loader. The log on the workstation shows an error like "ConverterZONED: Zone nibble of sign digit is invalid".
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PM19632
2010/08
UK59330 The VSAM Redirector handler "DBHandler" fails to process an ERASE request when the VSAM key position is not zero (at the beginning of the record). Most likely, the log shows a ProcessException with an ConverterException and message "Invalid byte array offset or length given". INSERT and UPDATE requests are not affected.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PM09719
2010/03
UK55085 When reading from a remote VTAPE using a zipped AWS file that contains tape records larger than 32K a NON COMPAT error may occur.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
Note: You must also install VSE/AF APAR DY46930 / PTF UD53369.
PM06028
2010/01
UK53906 GETVIS leek when using VSAM Capture Exit IESVSCAP.
Not all allocated storage is freed during CLOSE processing when using the VSAM capture Exit IESVSCAP on a file that is opened for read only. This can lead to a no more GETVIS available situation when files are opened/closed frequently in the same program.
PM00522
2009/11
UK51921 Receiving an empty VSE/POWER entry (an entry with 0 pages/lines) fails with a NotFoundException. This failure also causes subsequent requests for VSE/POWER resources to fail with a NotFoundException although these resources exist.
Note: An empty VSE/POWER entry can be created by a program that performs an OPEN on a printer device followed directly by a CLOSE, without writing any output. This will create a LST queue entry that just contains a control record, but no content.
Circumvention:
PK98790
2009/10
UK51152 The LDAP sign-on program IESLDSO holds an exclusive lock (GET for UPDATE) on the LDAP user mapping file while it performs LDAP operations. This can hold of other sign-on attempts, even for non-LDAP users. In error situations, where the LDAP server can not be reached, this can cause to hold the lock for several seconds, until the TCP/IP connect timeout has been reached.
PK93908
2009/08
UK49299 An AccessDeniedException is thrown by the VSE Connector Client with the detail text "The key fields are not set" when using methods VSEVsamRecord.getNext() or getPrevious() although the key fields are set correctly.

Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PK90430
2009/07
UK48041 The skeleton SKSOAPOP in ICCF library 59 generates an incorrect phase name for the SOAP option phase. It generates IESLDCFG but should generate IESSOAPO. The incorrect phase name can cause the LDAP configuration phase to be overwritten.
Local Fix: Edit skeleton SKSOAPOP and change the phase name to IESSOAPO manually:
 ...
 // OPTION ERRS,SXREF,SYM,NODECK,CATAL,LISTX
    PHASE IESSOAPO,*,SVA
 // EXEC ASMA90,....
 ...
If the skeleton has already been submitted, please delete the IESLDCFG.PHASE from PRD2.CONFIG. If you are using LDAP sign-on support, you must re-generate the LDAP configuration using skeleton SKLDCFG.
PK87271
2009/05
UK46978
Note: Updates for z/VSE V4.2 Administration Manual SC33-8304-02 Chapter 45 are contained in this PTF. Please see problem conclusion in the APAR text for details.
PK82623
2009/03
UK44844 When using VSAM Redirector under CICS, you may receive the following VSAM CLOSE error when you terminate CICS using 'CEMT P SHUT I' and a redirected VSAM file is open at that time:
F8 0008 4228I FILE nnnnn CLOSE ERROR X'B8'(184) CAT=mmmm
(........) REQUEST ERROR: RPLFDBK = X'0C0004'
In this case VSAM will perform an autoclose at End of Task (EOT). VSAM Redirector can not use TCP/IP services at EOT, thus it returns an error when closing the file.
PK76554
2008/12
UK41883 1 MB data loss with remote Virtual Tapes in case of IDCAMS stacked BACKUP.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
Note: You must also install VSE/AF APAR DY46930 / PTF UD53369.
PK71658
2008/10
UK40045 Pre GA problems in z/VSE 4.2.0:
PK71659
2008/10
UK40070 Pre GA problems in z/VSE 4.2.0:
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.

 

VSE Connector 8.2 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-CF8-35 01N VSE Connectors
5686-CF8-38 01P VSE Connector WS code

 

Unsupported release: VSE Connector 8.1 APARs for z/VSE V4.1

Last update: September 30, 2010

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PM23281
2010/09
UK60882 The VSAM Capture Exit IESVSCAP allocates a huge amount of GETVIS below the line (GETVIS 24) over time. IESVSCAP needs about 2 times the maximum record length of the VSAM cluster that is captured per VSAM string. VSAM allows up to 256 strings per VSAM Cluster. The GETVIS usage can increase over time, as the applications make use of additional strings, and IESVSCAP allocates buffers for the newly used strings. These buffers are currently allocated below the line in partition GETVIS 24.
PM20511
2010/08
UK60096 Using remote VTAPE with ZLIB compressed tape records (ZAWS) may cause duplicate tape records to be written or various I/O errors due to AWSFormatError exceptions because of incorrect AWS control information being created under certain circumstances when writing ZLIB compressed tape records.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
Note: You must also install VSE/AF APAR DY46929 / PTF UD53368.
PM20855
2010/08
UK59953 The VSAM Redirector Handlers DBHandler and DB2Handler do not support table names which contain a schema name like 'schema.table'. This leads to the following warning and error messages:
"WARNING: The database table 'schema.table' could not be scanned, no NULL support is given."
"ERROR: Map fields do not have a corresponding column in database table: <list of fields>"
Processing continues, but the handlers do not allow to set NULL as a value for the columns listed. This may cause subsequent errors during request processing.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PM20849
2010/08
UK59953 The ZONED converter does not correctly handle a positive sign (X'C') in signed ZONED fields (e.g. COBOL PIC S9(n) ). This can cause an I/O error on a redirected VSAM cluster or an error when using the Redirector Loader. The log on the workstation shows an error like "ConverterZONED: Zone nibble of sign digit is invalid".
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PM19666
2010/08
UK59370 The VSAM Redirector handler "DBHandler" fails to process an ERASE request when the VSAM key position is not zero (at the beginning of the record). Most likely, the log shows a ProcessException with an ConverterException and message "Invalid byte array offset or length given". INSERT and UPDATE requests are not affected.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PM09766
2010/03
UK55143 When reading from a remote VTAPE using a zipped AWS file that contains tape records larger than 32K a NON COMPAT error may occur.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
Note: You must also install VSE/AF APAR DY46929 / PTF UD53368.
PM06131
2010/01
UK53929 GETVIS leek when using VSAM Capture Exit IESVSCAP.
Not all allocated storage is freed during CLOSE processing when using the VSAM capture Exit IESVSCAP on a file that is opened for read only. This can lead to a no more GETVIS available situation when files are opened/closed frequently in the same program.
PM00641
2009/11
UK52008 Receiving an empty VSE/POWER entry (an entry with 0 pages/lines) fails with a NotFoundException. This failure also causes subsequent requests for VSE/POWER resources to fail with a NotFoundException although these resources exist.
Note: An empty VSE/POWER entry can be created by a program that performs an OPEN on a printer device followed directly by a CLOSE, without writing any output. This will create a LST queue entry that just contains a control record, but no content.
Circumvention:
PK93907
2009/08
UK49314 An AccessDeniedException is thrown by the VSE Connector Client with the detail text "The key fields are not set" when using methods VSEVsamRecord.getNext() or getPrevious() although the key fields are set correctly.

Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
 
PK82623
2009/03
UK44849 When using VSAM Redirector under CICS, you may receive the following VSAM CLOSE error when you terminate CICS using 'CEMT P SHUT I' and a redirected VSAM file is open at that time:
F8 0008 4228I FILE nnnnn CLOSE ERROR X'B8'(184) CAT=mmmm
(........) REQUEST ERROR: RPLFDBK = X'0C0004'
In this case VSAM will perform an autoclose at End of Task (EOT). VSAM Redirector can not use TCP/IP services at EOT, thus it returns an error when closing the file.
PK76553
2008/12
UK41867 1 MB data loss with remote Virtual Tapes in case of IDCAMS stacked BACKUP.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
Note: You must also install VSE/AF APAR DY46929 / PTF UD53368.
PK73137
2008/10
UK40483 When using the VSAM Redirector or Loader with the DBHandler, the following error messages are displayed.
Retrieve mapping configuration 'nnn' from table 'mmm'...
Error retrieving the mapping config.
com.ibm.vse.mapper.config.MapConfigException: Field type not set: yyyy
...
com.ibm.vse.redirector.VSAMRequestException: returnCode = 64


Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PK71251
2008/09
UK39480 When trying to set a field of a record for an ESDS type VSAM cluster, the method VSEVsamRecord.setField() throws the following exception: "VSEVsamRecord.setField(): The key fields are not set. Use setKeyField() first to specify the key." Since an ESDS type VSAM cluster does not have a primary key, it should not be required to specify the key fields.

Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PK69818
2008/08
UK38508 When using VSAM Redirector together with TCP/IP for VSE 1.5F you may get the following message on a redirected GET request:
IPN379I Socket Receive dropped from BG reason: Partition start address is inconsistent.
The application that is executing the GET request hangs. Above situation happens if a GET is performed where the user buffer in RPL (addressed by RPLAREA, length in RPLRLEN) is shorter than the maximum record length of the cluster.
Please also apply TCP/IP for VSE FIX 124 (for 1.5F) or 146 for 1.5E.
PK69046
2008/07
UK38174
Note: Above updates are in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the components on your workstation.
PK67467
2008/07
UK37307 A Java application using the VSE Connector Client receives a com.ibm.vse.connector.NotFoundException
for a VSAM Cluster, map or field although the resource is existent, if the VSE Connector Server runs at a high
load.
PK66537
2008/06
UK36759 When using the VSEVsamCluster.selectRecords() method with a filter that builds a partial or complete key, the VSE Connector Server reads the whole VSAM file in case the VSAM file does not contain a record that matches the specified partial or complete key. This causes a long response time and high CPU and I/O utilization while the server reads through all records of the VSAM file.
PK63811
2008/04
UK35523 ABEND 0C1/AKEA or 0C2/AKEA at X'FFFFFFFF' in program IESSOAPE when using VSE SOAP Support to call an external Web Service. Abend happens at iconv_close in IESSOAPC due to overlaid storage.

Note: You need to change the CSD definitions of programs IESSOAPC and IESSOAPE to EXECKey=CICS. Please see the DFHCSDUP.job
PK60658
2008/02
UK33548
Note: Above updates are in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the components on your workstation.
PK57267
2007/11
UK31772 The VSE SOAP Engine fails to receive the response, in case the HTTP header specifies a charset enclosed in quotes: Content-Type: text/xml;charset="UTF-8". The code does not remove the quotes and tries to open a codepage converter (iconv) with the codepage name containing the quotes. The SOAP trace shows the following error situation:
IESSOAPC ASCII_CODEPAGE = "UTF-8"
IESSOAPC EBCDIC_CODEPAGE = IBM-1047
IESSOAPC INITCODEPAGES RC = 1
PK56772
2007/11
UK31465
Note: Above updates are in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF8-38). Please download from here and reinstall the components on your workstation.
PK50743
2007/08
UK28046 When adding a VSAM record with VSE Connectors through the VSAM-via-CICS service you may receive an AlreadyExistentException although the record has been inserted. This happens when the file is defined with RECORDFORMAT=F in CICS and the record mapping for that file does not map the complete record. This leads to a record being inserted that is shorter than required by CICS. CICS inserts the record, appends binary zeros to the record, but returns resp=LENGERR with resp2=14 (incorrect length for fixed length record format) which is incorrectly translated to an AlreadyExistentException.
PK43898
2007/04
UK24399
PK38167
2007/03
UK21783
PK37967
2007/03
UK21733 During startup of Security Server in FB partition the VSAM Redirector message IESC2001E FAILED TO LOAD CONFIG PHASE IESRDCFG occurs. Following this message the Security Server gets an VSAM OPEN error 4228I FILE BSTCNTL OPEN ERROR X'32'(050) CAT=VSESPUC and terminates.

 

VSE Connector 8.1 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-CF8-35 91N VSE Connectors
5686-CF8-38 91P VSE Connector WS code

 

Unsupported release: VSE Connector 7.1 APARs for z/VSE V3.1

Last update March 18, 2009

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PK82701
2009/03
UK44938 When using VSAM Redirector under CICS, you may receive the following VSAM CLOSE error when you terminate CICS using 'CEMT P SHUT I' and a redirected VSAM file is open at that time:
F8 0008 4228I FILE nnnnn CLOSE ERROR X'B8'(184) CAT=mmmm
(........) REQUEST ERROR: RPLFDBK = X'0C0004'
In this case VSAM will perform an autoclose at End of Task (EOT). VSAM Redirector can not use TCP/IP services at EOT, thus it returns an error when closing the file.
PK75755
2008/12
UK41622 1 MB data loss with remote Virtual Tapes in case of IDCAMS stacked BACKUP.
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF7-35). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
Note: You must also install VSE/AF APAR DY46926 / PTF UD53361.
PK71241
2008/09
UK39479 When trying to set a field of a record for an ESDS type VSAM cluster, the method VSEVsamRecord.setField() throws the following exception: "VSEVsamRecord.setField(): The key fields are not set. Use setKeyField() first to specify the key." Since an ESDS type VSAM cluster does not have a primary key, it should not be required to specify the key fields.

Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF7-35). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PK69863
2008/08
UK38648 When using VSAM Redirector together with TCP/IP for VSE 1.5F you may get the following message on a redirected GET request:
IPN379I Socket Receive dropped from BG reason: Partition start address is inconsistent.
The application that is executing the GET request hangs. Above situation happens if a GET is performed where the user buffer in RPL (addressed by RPLAREA, length in RPLRLEN) is shorter than the maximum record length of the cluster.
Please also apply TCP/IP for VSE FIX 124 (for 1.5F) or 146 for 1.5E.
PK69106
2008/07
UK38208
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF7-35). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PK67494
2008/07
UK37357 A Java application using the VSE Connector Client receives a com.ibm.vse.connector.NotFoundException for a VSAM Cluster, map or field although the resource is existent, if the VSE Connector Server runs at a high
load.
PK67191
2008/06
UK37262 When using the VSE Connector Client method VSEVsamCluster.selectRecords() with a filter that builds a partial or complete key, the VSE Connector Server may fail to position to the specified key and instead positions to the beginning of the file. This may causes a long response time and high CPU and I/O utilization while the Server reads through all records of the VSAM file until it finds the record that matches the key.
PK66621
2008/06
UK36822 When using the VSEVsamCluster.selectRecords() method with a filter that builds a partial or complete key, the VSE Connector Server reads the whole VSAM file in case the VSAM file does not contain a record that matches the specified partial or complete key. This causes a long response time and high CPU and I/O utilization while the server reads through all records of the VSAM file.
PK63805
2008/04
UK35522 ABEND 0C1/AKEA or 0C2/AKEA at X'FFFFFFFF' in program IESSOAPE when using VSE SOAP Support to call an external Web Service. Abend happens at iconv_close in IESSOAPC due to overlaid storage.

Note: You need to change the CSD definitions of programs IESSOAPC and IESSOAPE to EXECKey=CICS. Please see the DFHCSDUP.job
PK60731
2008/02
UK33625
Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF7-35). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PK57314
2007/11
UK31826 The VSE SOAP Engine fails to receive the response, in case the HTTP header specifies a charset enclosed in quotes: Content-Type: text/xml;charset="UTF-8". The code does not remove the quotes and tries to open a codepage converter (iconv) with the codepage name containing the quotes. The SOAP trace shows the following error situation:
IESSOAPC ASCII_CODEPAGE = "UTF-8"
IESSOAPC EBCDIC_CODEPAGE = IBM-1047
IESSOAPC INITCODEPAGES RC = 1
PK56828
2007/11
UK31534 When using VSE Connector Client or VSAM JDBC Driver in a pooled environment (e.g. within WebSphere Application Server) a connection error is not correctly handled. Instead, the calling application is receiving an exception: "Connection is currently used by another request."

Note: Above update is in the workstation code (Component 5686-CF7-35). Please download from here and reinstall the component on your workstation.
PK50803
2007/08
UK28104 When adding a VSAM record with VSE Connectors through the VSAM-via-CICS service you may receive an AlreadyExistentException although the record has been inserted. This happens when the file is defined with RECORDFORMAT=F in CICS and the record mapping for that file does not map the complete record. This leads to a record being inserted that is shorter than required by CICS. CICS inserts the record, appends binary zeros to the record, but returns resp=LENGERR with resp2=14 (incorrect length for fixed length record format) which is incorrectly translated to an AlreadyExistentException.
PK43803
2007/04
UK24349
PK37259
2007/01
UK21180 During startup of Security Server in FB partition the VSAM Redirector message IESC2001E FAILED TO LOAD CONFIG PHASE IESRDCFG occurs. Following this message the Security Server gets an VSAM OPEN error 4228I FILE BSTCNTL OPEN ERROR X'32'(050) CAT=VSESPUC and terminates.
 
PK35743
2006/12
UK20385
PK32204
2006/10
UK18624 Under some circumstances the VSE SOAP Engine formats outgoing decimal type values incorrectly. When the specified precision and the packed decimal values would lead to a value like 0.xy, the incorrect output would be X.xy instead.
PK30197
2006/09
UK17908 When opening a VSAM file with VSE Connector Server for read only (INPUT), the usage of dataset name sharing causes the file being opened for write (OUTPUT) and therefore can cause sharing problems when the file is opened for OUTPUT in another partition and the VSAM share options do not allow to open the file twice for OUTPUT.
Note: You must also install LE/VSE PTF UK17703.
PK27028
2006/07
UK15946
PK25337
2006/05
UK14888 During open processing for a VSAM cluster, the VSE Connector Server checks if an label for the file is already existent and sufficient. If not, a temporary partition label named TMPnnnn is created. Due to incorrect checking existing labels are not detected if the corresponding catalog label name is shorter than 7 characters and the label area is on VDISK. This causes the creation of a temporary label on each open and can fill up the label area if too many labels are created.

Other misc problems:
PK18932
2006/02
UK11718 Misc problems in VSE SOAP engine, XML parser and HTTP client:
Note: Due to changes in C header files IESHTTPH.h, IESSOAPH.h, IESXMLAH and IESXMLPH, you may need to adapt and recompile your programs, when they makes use of the VSE SOAP engine, XML parser and HTTP client.
PK03240
2005/03
UK01912 Several problems with VSE SOAP (Web Services) Support:
Note: Due to changes in C header file IESHTTPH.h, you may need to adapt and recompile your programs, when they makes use of the VSE HTTP client.

 

VSE Connector 7.1 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-CF7-35 81N VSE Connectors

 

Unsupported release: VSE Connector 6.7 APARs for VSE/ESA V2.7

Last update December 15, 2006

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PK35852
2006/12
UK20471
PK32398
2006/10
UK18646 Under some circumstances the VSE SOAP Engine formats outgoing decimal type values incorrectly. When the specified precision and the packed decimal values would lead to a value like 0.xy, the incorrect output would be X.xy instead.
PK27112
2006/07
UK15982
PK25404
2006/05
UK14940 During open processing for a VSAM cluster, the VSE Connector Server checks if an label for the file is already existent and sufficient. If not, a temporary partition label named TMPnnnn is created. Due to incorrect checking existing labels are not detected if the corresponding catalog label name is shorter than 7 characters and the label area is on VDISK. This causes the creation of a temporary label on each open and can fill up the label area if too many labels are created.

Other misc problems:
PK18960
2006/02
UK11787 Misc problems in VSE SOAP engine, XML parser and HTTP client:
Note: Due to changes in C header files IESHTTPH.h, IESSOAPH.h, IESXMLAH and IESXMLPH, you may need to adapt and recompile your programs, when they makes use of the VSE SOAP engine, XML parser and HTTP client.
PK03036
2005/03
UK01964 Several problems with VSE SOAP (Web Services) Support:
Note: Due to changes in C header file IESHTTPH.h, you may need to adapt and recompile your programs, when they makes use of the VSE HTTP client.
PQ97187
2004/11
UQ95102 Using VSE XML parser IESXMLAP causes a GETVIS leak when called multiple times from one program:
When the VSE XML parser IESXMLAP is used to parse multiple XML documents in the same program, a GETVIS leak occours. This is caused by duplicate fetchep() calls inside the parser.
PQ88809
2004/05
UQ88865 Performance Problem with VSE Connector Server if many standard labels are available and other misc problems.
Note: Please download the newest VSE Connector Client, VSAM Redirector Server and VSE Script Server.
PQ83126
2004/01
UQ84011 VSE Virtual Tape: Under some circumstances (tape record sizes) a BufferFullException is thrown which causes an IO error on VSE.

You should also install APAR DY46179.

Note: Please download the newest VSE Virtual Tape Server.
PQ74694
2003/06
UQ77749
Note: Please download the newest VSE Connector Client, VSAM Redirector Server, VSE Script Server and VSE Virtual Tape Server.
PQ71095
2003/02
UQ74256
Note: Please download the newest client code.

 

VSE Connector 6.7 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-066-35 75N VSE Connectors

 

Unsupported release: VSE Connector 6.6 APARs for VSE/ESA V2.6

Last update February 15, 2006

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PK18960
2006/02
UK11786 Misc problems in VSE SOAP engine, XML parser and HTTP client:
Note: Due to changes in C header files IESHTTPH.h, IESSOAPH.h, IESXMLAH and IESXMLPH, you may need to adapt and recompile your programs, when they makes use of the VSE SOAP engine, XML parser and HTTP client.
PK03036
2005/03
UK01963 Several problems with VSE SOAP (Web Services) Support:
Note: Due to changes in C header file IESHTTPH.h, you may need to adapt and recompile your programs, when they makes use of the VSE HTTP client.
PQ97187
2004/11
UQ95101 Using VSE XML parser IESXMLAP causes a GETVIS leak when called multiple times from one program:
When the VSE XML parser IESXMLAP is used to parse multiple XML documents in the same program, a GETVIS leak occours. This is caused by duplicate fetchep() calls inside the parser.
PQ88809
2004/05
UQ88864 Performance Problem with VSE Connector Server if many standard labels are available and other misc problems.
Note: Please download the newest VSE Connector Client, VSAM Redirector Server and VSE Script Server.
PQ83126
2004/01
UQ84010 VSE Virtual Tape: Under some circumstances (tape record sizes) a BufferFullException is thrown which causes an IO error on VSE.

You should also install APAR DY46179.

Note: Please download the newest VSE Virtual Tape Server.
PQ78973
2003/10
UQ81044 This PTF retrofits the SOAP functionality that has been introduced with VSE/ESA 2.7 to VSE/ESA 2.6.

Note: In order to use the SOAP functionality you must do the following steps:
PQ74694
2003/06
UQ77748
Note: Please download the newest VSE Connector Client, VSAM Redirector Server and VSE Virtual Tape Server.
PQ70859
2003/02
UQ74414
Note: Please download the newest VSE Connector Client and VSE Virtual Tape Server
PQ69928
2003/02
UQ73820
PQ69300
2002/12
UQ72624 For all VisualAge Generator users using VSAM remote access in ITF.
The VSE Connector Server plugin IESVSAPL now uses dataset name sharing to open a VSAM file. This allwes to open a VSAM file more than once for update.
Note: This PTF requires LE APAR PQ69314.
PQ67459
2002/11
UQ66736
PQ60612
2002/06
UQ71844
PQ59275
2002/04
UQ64865
Included in VSE/ESA 2.6.1 refresh
PQ56517
2002/01
UQ61889 Please see also PQ56557 (REXX)

Due to a level of the C Compiler used to compile C modules in the GA version of VSE/ESA 2.6.0 S/390 instructions with a opcode of e.g. x'A7' were generated. These instructions require at least the following hardware:
In case a customer is running another hardware system (e.g. ES/9221 or 9672-Rx1) the usage of these C modules could esult in 'operation exception' errors.

C modules are used in the following components of VSE/ESA 2.6:
Included in VSE/ESA 2.6.1 refresh
PQ56024
2002/01
UQ61889
Included in VSE/ESA 2.6.1 refresh
PQ54703
2001/11
UQ60250
Included in VSE/ESA 2.6.1 refresh

 

VSE Connector 6.6 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-066-35 65N VSE Connectors

 

Unsupported release: VSE Connector 6.5 APARs for VSE/ESA V2.5

Last update February 25, 2005

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PQ74694
2003/06
UQ77747
PQ70859
2003/02
UQ74413 VSEConnector: Accessing compressed VSAM clusters does not work correctly, due to invalid record length and key position information.
PQ69928
2003/02
UQ73819 A missing security check allowes to access VSE Connector Server plugins to be executed although a previous logon was not successful or no logon was performed at all.
PQ69300
2002/12
UQ72623 For all VisualAge Generator users using VSAM remote access in ITF.
The VSE Connector Server plugin IESVSAPL now uses dataset name sharing to open a VSAM file. This allwes to open a VSAM file more than once for update.
Note: This PTF requires LE APAR PQ69314.
PQ67458
2002/11
UQ71832
PQ60611
2002/06
UQ66733
PQ56316
2002/01
UQ62126
PQ56023
2002/01
UQ61521
PQ52261
2001/11
UQ60340
Integerated into VSE/ESA 2.6
PQ51324
2001/08
UQ56851
Integerated into VSE/ESA 2.6
PQ50122
2001/06
UQ55480
Integerated into VSE/ESA 2.6
PQ49063
2001/06
UQ54777
Integerated into VSE/ESA 2.6, included in VSE/ESA 2.5.2 refresh.
PQ41480
2000/09
UQ46934 Several problems/enhancements in VSE Connector Server and VSE Connector Client.

Integerated into VSE/ESA 2.6, included in VSE/ESA 2.5.1 refresh.

 

VSE Connector 6.5 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-066-35 55N VSE Connectors