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Tuesday Tip: "ESF018..." & "ESF005 PARAMETER STATEMENT IS INVALID" during release Upgrades

  • 1.  Tuesday Tip: "ESF018..." & "ESF005 PARAMETER STATEMENT IS INVALID" during release Upgrades

    Posted 12-26-2014 11:30 AM

    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.

    Example:

    NODE PRT1,TCPIPA,GROUP=1,ACQUIRE=WORK,SEP=0,CLASS=A,

              TCPHOST=10.10.10.10,                      

              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.