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Tuesday Tip: What to do if a XCOM transfer fails with message XCOMM0243E?

  • 1.  Tuesday Tip: What to do if a XCOM transfer fails with message XCOMM0243E?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 08-20-2014 11:37 AM

    When you receive message XCOMM0243E INVALID OR INCOMPLETE DCB CHARACTERISTICS then check the DCB-Characteristics of the file which is to be sent by XCOM.
    For example, if a file has these characteristics,

    Dsorg  Recfm  Lrecl  Blksz
    --------------------------
    PS    VB         0  27998
                             
    XCOM cannot transfer it because these are no parameters which are supported by IBM as "LRECL=0 is valid only for RECFM=U" is stated in the IBM Manual "z/OS V1R12.0 MVS JCL Reference (SA22-7597-14)". Certainly there might be tools or programs which are able to allocate such files.
    But bottom line is that XCOM supports all files which are allocated using ISPF-Option 3.2 or any JOB following the guidelines of the JCL Reference.