CA TPX Session Management for z/OS

Tuesday Tip: Take care when updating ACT-entries via TPXBATCH

  • 1.  Tuesday Tip: Take care when updating ACT-entries via TPXBATCH

    Posted 08-22-2014 09:49 AM

    Since TPX 5.2 you can customize ACT-entries via TPXBATCH. When you try to update variable ACTLABEL with a 'Session Description' which contain blanks the job fails with messages "Close Parenthesis Required to End Parameter List" and "UNKNOWN COMMAND".

    Here is an example of such a failing TPXBATCH-input:

     

    UPDATE ACTAPPL (<acttable> <applid>

      (ACTLABEL (Label containing several words)))

     

    The Solution is to enclose the value for ACTLABEL into apostrophes:

     

    UPDATE ACTAPPL (<acttable> <applid>

      (ACTLABEL ('Label containing several words')))

     

    Now the TPXBATCH Job runs fine!