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Tech Tip: CA Spool and IBM’s APAR OA48940 impact on the SAPI File Transfer Interface (XFER) feature.

  • 1.  Tech Tip: CA Spool and IBM’s APAR OA48940 impact on the SAPI File Transfer Interface (XFER) feature.

    Posted 02-10-2016 10:31 AM
    Per IBM’s APAR OA48940, data returned to SAPI requests may be incorrect.

    It has been confirmed that parts of our CA Spool product, specifically the SAPI File Transfer Interface (XFER) feature, may be affected. 
    The primary symptom is that files with like attributes that are eligible to be combined into a single CA Spool file are created as multiple separate files. 

    IBM has created specific maintenance to resolve the underlying problem. When contacting IBM ask for IBM APAR OA48940:

    OA48940: SAPI PARAMATER LIST OUTPUT VALUES MAY BE INCORRECT

    See http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1OA48940

    Applicable component levels
    • R7A0 PSY UA79238   UP15/10/14 P F510
    • R790 PSY UA79239   UP15/10/14 P F510

    Be aware that IBM has to be contacted to confirm the IBM APAR number and applicable PTFs for your specific z/OS system level.
    There is no circumvention to mitigate the reported problem other than to install the maintenance recommended by IBM.