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How to reset the Transfer ID (TID) for XCOM Servers

  • 1.  How to reset the Transfer ID (TID) for XCOM Servers

    Posted 06-17-2014 09:37 AM

    The Transfer ID (TID) is a ascending number assing ed by the XCOM Server to every incoming and every scheduled outgoing transfer. How can you reset this number to 0 or another number if you want to do this for any reason?

     

    Here is how you can do it for XCOM on Windows and Unix (have in mind that these changes are done at your own risk):

    1. Stop the xcomd process                                                  
    2. Delete file xcom.tid (it holds the last assigned number) under the /Config subdirectory of the xcom-directory
    3. Restart xcomd   
    4. From now on the transfers will be assigned numbers from 000001 on.

     

    On z/OS the TID-number is stored in the XCOMRRDS file and therefore the process of resetting it is a bit

    different (have in mind that these changes are done at your own risk):
    1. Stop the XCOM Server
    2. Edit the DEFRRDS Job which is delivered by CA for XCOM. This job creates the XCOMRRDS file. In that Job there is SYSIN data:
       Find line
         FD  NAME=FIELD2,LENGTH=4,STARTLOC=9,PICTURE=4,B'1000'
       and replace the '1000' with '0002' ('0001' and '0000' both rest the counter to 1000, not to 0000). Take care that you

       do not exceed the number of digits - it need to be four!
       More on this Job and on XCOMRRDS file can be found in the Installation Guide for XCOM for z/OS 11.6 on page 176.
    3. If you want to save the data in XCOMRRDS then repro the file.
    4. Now submit that job.
    5. Restart the XCOM Server.
    6. From now on the transfers will be assigned numbers from 000003 on.



  • 2.  Re: How to reset the Transfer ID (TID) for XCOM Servers

    Posted 06-24-2014 09:44 AM

    Great tip Alexander, thank you for sharing with the community.