Are you receiving the following error messages at the first start of CA Spool after a release upgrade?
ESF018 ...(any parameter keyword or statement)
ESF005 PARAMETER STATEMENT IS INVALID
One possible cause of this error is the usage the user translation tables.
You may have forgotten to apply the usermod that implements the user translation tables to your new CA Spool release.
Look for the presence of the "TRANS" keyword on NODE or DEFNODE statements. If they reference a translation table that does not exist in the default ESFTRAN module these errors can occur.
TRANS=MYTABLE <- user table
Although the definition above is syntactically correct, ESF018 and ESF005 error messages can occur if the usermod that implements the user table named MYTABLE is not applied.
To avoid this situation, check the ESFTRAN module of the previous release and apply the same usermod to the new CA Spool release.
The knowledge document TEC474109 has detailed instructions on how to modify or create CA Spool translation tables:
How to modify or create a new CA Spool translate table?
These error messages can also be issued in case of actual invalid parameters or keywords.