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Note: All PTFS after December 12th, 2007 are now available for download in the Published Solutions section

Name Type Size Date Released Description Prerequisites
SU03066.zip ZIP 27 KB 11/02/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users who try to RESTORE a request.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
PRB0004
Error Message ZDDCR053 should not be displayed when the Target
Zone has not been changed on the Request Details panel 1 during
the restore of a request.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU03065.zip ZIP 11 KB 10/24/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
PRB0003
Abend S0F8 in ZAAIOHPO.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU03064.zip ZIP 6 KB 09/13/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users of Cross-referencing.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23413
The Alchemist load module scanner (ZCBSCLDM) was not identifying
all external references in program objects. Therefore, these
references were not added to the cross reference list for the
entity.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist & rebuild the ZXL dataset.

*/
None
SU03061.zip ZIP 29 KB 09/06/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users of PCLMSGLVL=127.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23386
PCL TRACE can report the wrong DDNAME for allocations.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU03055.zip ZIP 24 KB 09/04/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23375
Users entity defaults should not override existing values during
Request Update.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart all ISPF sessions.

*/
None
SU03050.zip ZIP 25 KB 08/23/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users of Clip 7.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23357
Add a new LRUID= parameter to the "E" Function call to Clip 7
(Lock Release). This parameter will specify the userid of the
person who did the last retrieval of the entity. The PFX=
parameter will not longer be passed to Clip 7 for the "E"
function call.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart all ISPF Clients.

*/
None
SU03047.zip ZIP 26 KB 08/16/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users of Request Restore.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23344
Restore of Request should not allow Target Zone change.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU03046.zip ZIP 11 KB 08/08/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23332
Abend S047 in ZAAIOHPO during Entity Implementation.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
 
SU03043.zip ZIP 28 KB 07/23/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23300
VTS bug with member userdata causes Fast Restore to not be
selected for TFILEs of TYPE(DBRM).

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
 
SU03040.zip ZIP 10 KB 07/12/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users of the RESTORE function.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23275
Add messages indicating why Fast Restore was not selected.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
 
SU03030.zip ZIP 5 KB 07/10/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23231
SCF U42 ABEND in ZAAIOSRV / Abends S130 & S138.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart all Alchemist related tasks including ISPF users.

*/
None
SU03033.zip ZIP 13 KB 07/10/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23237
Abend S0C4 in ZDEMAIN / Looping at Shutdown.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU03017.zip ZIP 7 KB 06/01/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23103
3rd Party products are not freeing needed DDNAMEs. This PTF
is a follow-on of SU03007 which now fixes the allocation of
SYSOUT datasets.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU03016.zip ZIP 16 KB 05/29/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
Users of the Eclipse Interface.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23163
Eclipse Check-In/Add gets DTS RC=0009 RSN=0025.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU03011.zip ZIP 13 KB 05/25/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users of PL/1.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23131
PL/1: SQL INCLUDE not processed for Cross-referencing.

TYPE/RESTART:
Rerun requests.
None
SU03015.zip ZIP 143 KB 05/24/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23141
Various PCL abends due to flaw in Request Management threading.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU03013.zip ZIP 20 KB 05/23/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23135
Modify Export Utilities to allow for batch unload of entities.

Changes to the ZCEZCEXT utility:
SELECTVER=Cn or CURRENTn where n is 1-9
Only the last n number of entities are extracted.

New DDNAME LIST:
The sequential data-set's name where ZCEZCEXT writes
entity version information to be used by ZCEXPORT in BATCH
mode to unload entity source. The dataset must be
DSORG=PS,DCB=(RECFM=F,LRECL=144)

Changes to the ZCEXPORT utility:
BATCH=(Y)ES or (N)O
The added parameter will unload those entities specified
in the SYSUT1 input dataset that was created by ZCEZCEXT.

New DDNAME SYSUT1:
The sequential input file created by ZCEZCEXT.

When BATCH=YES then SYSUT2 must point to a PDS dataset.

In this example, ZCEXPORT outputs the entities to a PDS
dataset.
//ZCEXPORT EXEC PGM=ZCEXPORT,
// PARM='OENAME=ALCOEN,ZONE=TEST,TYPE=MACRO,BATCH=YES'
//STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSNAME=prefix.SSALLINK
//SYSUT1 DD DISP=SHR,DSNAME=prefix.file.from.ZCEZCEXT
//SYSUT2 DD DISP=SHR,DSNAME=prefix.ZCEXPORT

TYPE/RESTART:
Run the utilities with new JCL.

*/
None
SU03007.zip ZIP 29 KB 05/23/07 /*

PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1

USERS AFFECTED:
All users of PCL.

PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
DF23103
3rd Party products are not freeing needed DDNAMEs. This ptf
will try to free an unavailable DDNAME and try the allocation
again.

TYPE/RESTART:
Restart Alchemist.

*/
None
SU02994.zip ZIP 14 KB 03/05/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22646 User Abend 1001 at shutdown in ZDEZAFMT. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02990.zip ZIP 55 KB 02/19/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Distributed Services. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22570 SSCI ERROR: 003/0E000000, DURING FUNCTION: SEND_xxx. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02988.zip ZIP 44 KB 02/16/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22555 Abend S0C4-11 in ZDERMCTL. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02986.zip ZIP 75 KB 02/16/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22552 PCL Dumps / SSCI Errors / S301/S0C4/S0F8 abends after SU02829. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02983.zip ZIP 8 KB 02/07/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users who applied SU02864. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22521 Module ZAAXPUID was missing from SU02864. Users who use non MVS TFILEs or UFLs with scheme FTP may have authorization failures. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02887.zip ZIP 7 KB 01/29/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22464 Undo Defect 19115 that added SVC Dumps for Lost Conversations. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02884.zip ZIP 19 KB 01/29/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Type Source TFILEs. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22456 TYPE SOURCE TFILE ENTITIES NOT BEING SET AS IMPLEMENTED. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02881.zip ZIP 17 KB 01/17/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22415 Add Diagnostics to ZAAUAUTH to handle security failures. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist and TSO sessions. */ None
SU02864.zip ZIP 296 KB 01/17/07 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22297 An invalid CPU serial number causes user authentication problems when CPU processor zero is off-line when Alchemist starts. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02859.zip ZIP 28 KB 12/11/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22249 ISPF FAILURE DURING FUNCTION TBDISPL IN ZDDCRQIX. TYPE/RESTART: Restart All Alchemist ISPF clients. */ None
SU02861.zip ZIP 17 KB 12/11/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22257 Abend 0C4 in ZDEZACTL. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02858.zip ZIP 28 KB 12/08/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22245 Using the DELETE function on an Entity with TFILEs sharing the same dataset can receive the following message: ZDE2715E: TFILExx(x) LIB. NEW MEMBER NAME '' DUPLICATES NAME FOR TFILExx SHARING SAME LIBRARY The following error message could occur when using VLF on TFILE datasets OR under certain circumstances with externally created members during renames: ZDE2932E: TFILExx(x) DATA SET: UNDEFINED ERROR, CODE: 00040006 TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02850.zip ZIP 28 KB 12/04/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Entity Indexing. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22198 Entity Access search by indexed field (ZCX) doesn't fill screen until after pressing enter. Entity versions can be missing or display the wrong status. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02844.zip ZIP 11 KB 11/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22169 Abend S213 in ZDERXBL7. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02841.zip ZIP 23 KB 11/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the ZXL Rebuild Utility. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22163 Message ZCECR027E - ZCL OPEN ERROR 0128 while processing Entities. The utility was incorrectly processing unimplemented Entities. Other undocumented error codes may also occur. TYPE/RESTART: Re-run the utility. */ None
SU02829.zip ZIP 10 KB 11/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22058 Alchemist not responding. Certain PCL code can cause a deadly enbrace situation. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02726.zip ZIP 110 KB 11/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21017 Increased length of Management Field may cause problems. This PTF allows for variable length Management Fields. This will allow the user to change the length of a field. After applying this PTF, the ZCEMFCNV utility must be executed for every zone ZCL dataset in an Operating Environmnet (OE). See SAMPLIB member CYBALI49 for sample JCL to execute this utility. Download and review the document named 'PTF SU02726 ZCEMFCNV.PDF' from support.cybermation.com section 'Other Docs and Tools' sub-section 'PTF Specific' ISPF Panel ZDDSC02A is updated as part of this PTF. Take the necessary steps to implement this panel into your environment. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist Tasks. */ None
SU02828.zip ZIP 13 KB 11/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of cross-referencing. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF22051 TIDY phase is not cleaning up incomplete ZXL members. Run the following JCL to clean-up the unnecessary members: //STEP1 EXEC PGM=ZBBVPUP,COND=(0,NE) //STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=CYB1.SAL5310.SSALLINK //ZXL DD DISP=SHR,DSN=CYB1.OENAME.ZONENAME.ZXL //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* //SYSIN DD * ./ DELETE FILE(ZXL) NAME('-*'). /* TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02816.zip ZIP 9 KB 10/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of large files using the FTP Scheme. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21926 Message ZDE1950E: ... DYNALLOC ERROR: 970C429B TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02817.zip ZIP 2 KB 10/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of CLIP 11. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21906 CLIP 11 variable ASRC11.UFL does not provide all of the UFL type fields that are available. A new UFL typed variable ASRC11.TARGET is now provided for the retrieval target file. The full UFL should be accessed as ASRC11.TARGET.UFL and UFL components can be accessed as ASRC11.TARGET.xxxx, for example ASRC11.TARGET.VOL. For the purposes of compatibility with earlier releases, the full UFL can also be accessed as ASRC11.UFL, but is not recommended. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist tasks. */ None
SU02808.zip ZIP 11 KB 10/17/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21852 Abend S130. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist Tasks. */ None
SU02799.zip ZIP 3 KB 10/04/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21801 CODE=378 (S378) REASON CODE=00000014 (Func. DELETE) TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist Tasks. */ None
SU02793.zip ZIP 23 KB 09/26/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users with Entities in HFS type files. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF16402 Retrieving Unix Entity to HFS directory gets error 97041324 or 970C445D. TYPE/RESTART: ******* NOTE ******* The applicable IBM PTF for APAR OW51798 for your system level must be applied before this PTF is applied. ******* NOTE ******* Restart the Alchemist Tasks. */ None
SU02778.zip ZIP 17 KB 09/25/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the entity listing function from the Web Interface. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21654 Sometimes the listing function will show the wrong entity listing. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02761.zip ZIP 10 KB 09/25/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21380 During the build phase of a request, if a PCL engine fails on an abend in an invoked program, ZDERXBLD will take an SVC dump for the lost conversation with the PCL engine. This dump is no longer necessary. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02781.zip ZIP 9 KB 09/25/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21687 S0C4 in ZDETXZCL. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist Tasks. */ None
SU02784.zip ZIP 12 KB 09/25/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21702 Fragmented ECSA Storage causing CPU increase. TYPE/RESTART: Shutdown all Alchemist Tasks using the Alchemist SVC. Refresh the Alchemist SVC using the following jcl: //STEP1 EXEC PGM=ZAADYSVC,PARM='SVCNO=xxx,REFRESH=Y' //STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=SAL5310.SSALLINK //SVCLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=SAL5310.SSALLINK Start the Alchemist Tasks. */ None
SU02758.zip ZIP 17 KB 08/28/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21372 Under certain circumstances, an 0C4 abend can be encountered in module ZDEZACTL. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02753.zip ZIP 7 KB 08/28/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist Eclipse Interface. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21297 The ETD FromZone is ignored on an Eclipse check in to the Prod Zone thus bypassing the Test zone (assuming ETDPROD contains FROMZONE(TEST) and TEST is a lower zone). TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02749.zip ZIP 18 KB 08/28/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist Eclipse interface. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21286 Eclipse checkout is requiring users to have update access to the Prod Zone. An "INSUFFICIENT ACCESS AUTHORITY" message is received. This update access is not required for users. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02763.zip ZIP 11 KB 08/28/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist FTP input. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21423 From time to time, large FTP input will cause Alchemist to appear to be locked up. This PTF is a diagnostic PTF that will allow Cybermation support personnel to investigate the possibility of an FTP time out. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02744.zip ZIP 27 KB 08/08/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist CLIP 19. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21198 If the CLIP19 B1 event is used to change any of the following ARRRED variables: SRLST DELSR DELLM SGCIC RFLLA SOCLS SODST RPHLD RPRET RPARC RPKEY SRARC LMARC ARCCY LKMIF LKACT LKVAL AUTUP then an incorrect error message of "INVALID RETENTION" will be displayed on the first entity details panel even though no retention periods were specified. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02745.zip ZIP 21 KB 08/08/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the SCF listing facility. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21205 A request has more than one entity. The list of entities is displayed via the Request Index panel. If an L (display listing) is entered against different entities in the request, then all entities will show the listing of the first entity selected. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist TSO sessions. */ None
SU02754.zip ZIP 20 KB 08/08/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21314 Under certain conditions, a request will fail with the ZDE2932E message indicating and undefined error with code 00040006. This PTF provides an additional diagnostic message (ZDE2941I) that should assist Cybermation personnel in the investigation of the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02731.zip ZIP 34 KB 07/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of CLIP 11. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21095 An entity has a locking value that does not incorporate the user ID. User 1 retrieves that entity and assigns a lock value. User 1 then releases the lock. User 2 retrieves that same entity using the same lock value as User 1. When User 2 releases the lock, CLIP11 is presented with a LOCKUID value corresponding to User 1, not User 2. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the Alchemist started task(s). */ None
SU02746.zip ZIP 17 KB 07/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist Distributed Services PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21218 If a DS conversation is dropped, no SVC dump should be taken sincethe cause is apparent from a study of the logs. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02660.zip ZIP 24 KB 07/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21147 The user set default (option 3.2) dsname is displayed on panel ZDDCRE2M. This is normal when first entering a request. Once the request is running or after the request has run and after the user has entered a different dsname, the display still shows the default dsname in spite of the fact that the user overrode it. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf, recycle all TSO sessions using Alchemist, and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02738.zip ZIP 2 KB 07/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: ANY USERS THAT USE AUDIT FILE REPORTING PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21125 SAMPLIB MEMBER CYBALX51 ERROR IN OFFSET TYPE/RESTART: NONE */ None
SU02548.zip ZIP 28 KB 07/17/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist ISPF client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18583 If an installation is using CLIP4 to set the ASRRID.SUBRF value, this setting is ignored for a copy or restore of a request. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the TSO session(s). */ None
SU02730.zip ZIP 23 KB 07/17/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist/DS. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20991 If a request has a remote distribution list as well as a delayed start time, the system will go into a loop. TYPE/RESTART: Recycle the Alchemist started task(s). */ None
SU02725.zip ZIP 28 KB 07/17/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21008 If a user program is invoked by PCL and specifies a STEPLIB and that program abends, all subsequent requests will fail. To clear this condition, the Alchemist task must be recyled. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks */ None
SU02717.zip ZIP 26 KB 07/10/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the utility ZCEXREF. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20788 If the load library contains no members, an 0C4 is encountered. Certain other unusual conditions can also cause 0C4 abends. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and rerun the utility. */ None
SU02673.zip ZIP 26 KB 07/10/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20559 After a compare-with is processed on the entity access list, the entity access list is reset to the first entry in the list instead of remaining on the page the user had selected. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02530.zip ZIP 14 KB 07/10/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ZCBVLMKR. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17480 If ZCBVLMKR is executed in an environment with multiple Alchemist started tasks and/or an environment with external PCL engines, an 0C4 abend will result. TYPE/RESTART: Rerun the request whose PCL invokes ZCBVLMKR. */ None
SU02720.zip ZIP 28 KB 07/04/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist ISPF client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20895 If a TSO user has specified a priority value in the user defaults, that priority value is ignored when creating a request. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the TSO session(s). */ None
SU02718.zip ZIP 13 KB 07/04/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20893 When a request execution engine fails, an SVC dump is taken the title being: DUMP FOR ZDE9310 However, multiple dumps can be taken during the recovery process. These extra dumps serve no diagnostic purpose. This PTF will prevent the system from taking these additional dumps. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02661.zip ZIP 37 KB 07/04/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist utility ZCEARCDL. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20457 If ZCEARCDL encounters an entity with a non-MVS target file, will make no attempt to process the entity. This PTF introduces a new parameter: EXEC PGM=ZCEARCDL,PARM='...,BYPASSRMT=Y,...' When the BYPASSRMT parameter is specified as Y, then all normal processing is performed by ZCEARCDL with the exception of trying to delete the non-MVS target file(s). Thus, the entity could be deleted from the ZCL (or ZXL) provided that it met all the other deletion criteria. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF and re-run the utility. */ None
SU02716.zip ZIP 17 KB 06/26/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist Distributed Services. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20875 If an error is detected in a DS conversation, the conversation is restarted. An SVC dump is taken before trying the restart. However, if there are errors during the restart, multiple SVC dumps can be taken which will be of no diagnostic value. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02651.zip ZIP 23 KB 06/26/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20380 During the retrieve of an entity using scheme MVS, if the DSORG field (Data-set Type:) is left blank or blanked out, Alchemist allows the use of an invalid MVS member name such as fred.txt TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02675.zip ZIP 30 KB 06/19/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20568 The ZXL exclusion list which is assembled by users in module ZCBXREFX is not excluding all the references it should. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02676.zip ZIP 22 KB 06/12/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of CLIP7 and the non-SCF listing facility. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20575 When browsing multiple listings in the same request via Request Management, the variables being presented to CLIP7 do not change from one entity to another in the same request. This results in the same listing being viewed each time. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist TSO sessions */ None
SU02706.zip ZIP 8 KB 06/12/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users also using TopSecret. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20751 Under certain circumstances, a user could do an entity retrieve or get to a dataset to which that user does not have security access. This is most likely to happen in installations using TopSecret. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02647.zip ZIP 23 KB 06/12/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the cross platform function. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20374 PTF SU02334 introduced the invalid Domain Name message. This PTF selects a more appropriate error message depending upon the exact cause of the error. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02710.zip ZIP 19 KB 06/09/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20790 Some entities created prior to Alchemist Version 5 could cause a ZDEx801 message to be issued when attempting an update. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02670.zip ZIP 27 KB 06/05/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20546 Allow the use of the ID field (from the ETD) in an update request's Entity Type field when adding more than one entity to the request. Although the user types in the Entity Type for the first entity in a request, the second entity entered defaults to the ID field. In some cases, an 'Invalid Entity Type' message is received. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02679.zip ZIP 11 KB 06/05/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20589 If a PDS/E is used as a STEPLIB in PCL, Alchemist opens it in update mode rather than input mode. This could cause a system 913 abend if the user does not have RACF update access to that resource. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02701.zip ZIP 3 KB 06/05/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20671 Under certain conditions, internal Alchemist control blocks can become corrupted, resulting in an 0C4 abend. This PTF detects this corruption and causes an 0C4 abend earlier in the processing. This prevents further data corruption and provides enhanced diagnostics. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02543.zip ZIP 8 KB 05/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist Eclipse interface or the Alchemist SCC Interface. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18476 A user retrieves an entity via the Eclipse or SCC interface and it completes successfully. The user then re-retrieves the entity (which now has a lock on it) from another project. The request fails with the proper return code but mistakenly opens the output file in anticipation of receiving the entity. The file is then closed. The open/close without any intervening writes empties the file. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02700.zip ZIP 23 KB 05/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist/DS PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20596 If an input source is variable in length but the remote target file is fixed in length, the entity will be stored on the remote target file with trailing nulls (X'00') instead of blanks if the if the input record length is shorter than the logical record length of the remote target file. TYPE/RESTART: Restart control points and remote nodes. */ None
SU02704.zip ZIP 19 KB 05/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist with pre Version 5 entities. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20698 If a user attempts to update an entity whose last version was created prior to Alchemist Version 5, message ZDEx801E will be issued indicating an invalid CC number. In addition, message ZDEx830I will be issued indicating RC=08 REASON=04. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02702.zip ZIP 18 KB 05/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist with the Eclipse plugin Client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20683 Rename failed as it was using the same ccref no for both the new renamed entity and the previous deleted entity. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02666.zip ZIP 45 KB 05/23/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist with the Eclipse plugin Client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20523 Included in this PTF is the support for setting Management Fields from the Eclipse Plug-in. To use this new feature the Alchemist Eclipse Interface 1.2 must be installed. Provide: 1) The ability to set management fields. 2) Set "checked-in by" information. 3) The ability to check-in by folder. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02668.zip ZIP 9 KB 05/23/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users whose input source comes from FTP. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20539 When a user is transferring large amounts of data into Alchemist via FTP, the ZDE1950E message can be issued which indicates that Alchemist was unable to allocate the source work file. In most cases, this is caused by fragmentation of the work disks but this PTF provides additional diagnostic messages to help determine the exact cause. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02695.zip ZIP 19 KB 05/23/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist with pre Version 5 entities. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20651 If a user attempts to update an entity whose last version was created prior to Alchemist Version 5, message ZDE2801E will be issued indicating an invalid CC number. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02692.zip ZIP 31 KB 05/18/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20643 After SU02618 is applied, sysout listings can be discarded. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks and all Alchemist TSO sessions. */ None
SU02658.zip ZIP 7 KB 05/15/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of external PCL engines. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20412 If a PX sub-task experiences an abend, under certain conditions the PX address space will be locked up and will not recover from the abend. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the external PCL engines. */ None
SU02654.zip ZIP 23 KB 05/15/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20045 ETD compiler fails to flag TFILE(SCHEME(USS)) as invalid. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02674.zip ZIP 28 KB 05/15/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of DB2 under Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20564 If DB2 binds are executing simultaneously, the following message could be issued: DSNT501I DSNP DSNXA03 RESOURCE UNAVAILABLE This PTF prevents simultaneous DB2 binds being done by Alchemist. However, it should be noted that this cannot prevent an external batch job from doing a bind at the same time as Alchemist. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02657.zip ZIP 31 KB 05/15/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20404 After PTF SU02605 is applied, an 0C4 abend can be encountered in the Alchemist started task. The started task does recover from this 0C4 and continue processing. After applying SU02657, this 0C4 will no longer occur. TYPE/RESTART: Recycle the Alchemist started task(s). */ None
SU02652.zip ZIP 40 KB 05/15/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20384 If a request has some interdependent entities and one of these entities fail, then all entities are failed rather than just the interdependent ones. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02669.zip ZIP 10 KB 05/15/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20542 Message ZDE1911E can be issued indicating an error during a conversation with a PCL engine. Sometimes, this does not provide enough information to diagnose the problem. An SVC dump will be taken to assist in diagnosis. TYPE/RESTART: restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02655.zip ZIP 24 KB 05/15/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist ISPF client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20184 If an error is detected in the second entity details panel, an error message is issued but the cursor is positioned on the wrong input field. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the affected TSO sessions. */ None
SU02646.zip ZIP 34 KB 05/04/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20366 If an entity exists in more than one target file and that entity has been manually changed in one of the target files, then submitting a request to update the entity will give an "externally created" error. The normal procedure would be to delete the manually edited copy from its target file and then resubmit the update request. There is a defect in Alchemist that would cause the resubmitted request to fail with an "externally created" error on the other target file(s). This PTF corrects that defect and allows the resubmitted request to run correctly. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02649.zip ZIP 150 KB 05/01/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20251 If a request has a conditional event and/or a scheduled start time and deferred build is not used, then the request will fail on a data transfer server error 00040009 if Alchemist has been recycled between the time the request was entered and the time that execution resumes. Note that this will only happen for a request which is updating an existing entity. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02615.zip ZIP 5 KB 04/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the PCL SEND command. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20003 If the length of the text in the SEND command exceeds 80 bytes, a system D22 abend will result but this may not be visible to the user. The most likely indication that something is wrong is the PCL process or CLIP will appear to be hung. After this PTF is applied the invalid send command will be truncated. The send command will be displayed in the JES log as as truncated. The hang of the process or clip will not occur. TYPE/RESTART: None required. */ None
SU02641.zip ZIP 13 KB 04/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchmist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20163 If an RX engine abends, message ZDE9310E is issued. However, under certain circumstances, this message can also be issued when no abend can be seen. This PTF takes a diagnostic dump when message ZDE9310E is issued. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02560.zip ZIP 14 KB 04/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the ZCEXPUID cross platform utility PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18643 / DF18650 If a job is submitted with the intent of deleting an entry in the cross platform table and it does not exist in the table, the utility indicates that it has been deleted via the request rather than indicating that the entry does not exist. Likewise, if the job is intending to add an entry that does not exist, the utility indicates that the entry has been updated. Current utility messages are written to the job log which may cause some installations a problem with syslog filling up. A SYSPRINT DD card will redirect the messages to the print file, i.e. //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=A TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and re-run the utility */ None
SU02594.zip ZIP 13 KB 04/10/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19374 If a target file or its directory becomes full, the user is presented with a cryptic error message and an SVC dump is taken. This PTF suppresses the SVc dump and send the following message to the entity message log: ZDE1940E TFILEn(COPY) DATA SET (OR DIRECTORY) IS FULL TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02623.zip ZIP 8 KB 04/10/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist Data Dictionary support. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19638 If two PCL invoked programs are executing simultaneously and one of these invoked Alchemist Data Dictionary support, the following message can be issued: ZDEDD001E - UNABLE TO ALLOCATE dd_name DATASET, DYNALLOC ERROR: code TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02629.zip ZIP 10 KB 04/10/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist ISPF client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20135 When scrolling up and down in a list of Alchemist items (e.g. zone names), the total row count displayed in the upper right hand corner of the screen can keep increasing even though no additional rows are being added to the table being displayed. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist TSO sessions. */ None
SU02631.zip ZIP 19 KB 04/10/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20155. If an ETD specifies the same dataset name for two or more target files, message ZDEx803E is issued. According to the documentation, message ZDEx803E describes an error in dynamic allocation. The message issued for this situation has been changed to ZDEx715E. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02618.zip ZIP 59 KB 04/10/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist external PCL engines. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19673 Allocating a target file via PCL in an external PCL engine could result in the dataset not being released at the end of processing. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02605.zip ZIP 31 KB 03/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19600 After PTF SU02582 is applied, an 0C4 abend can be encountered in the Alchemist started task. TYPE/RESTART: Recycle the Alchemist started task(s). */ None
SU02610.zip ZIP 5 KB 03/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19908 Under certain conditions, an 0C4 can be encountered in ZAAIOSRV. To date, this only appears to happen when running external PX engines. TYPE/RESTART: Recycle all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02538.zip ZIP 24 KB 03/20/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist ISPF client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18453 If an ISPF user has specified dataset names for the input source and load libraries in their defaults, these values are ignored when populating the entity specification when an entity is added to a request. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the affected TSO sessions. */ None
SU02572.zip ZIP 16 KB 03/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18364 If a request has autoupgraded entities and a promote is added to the request, some of the autoupgraded entities will be incorrectly removed from the request. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02579.zip ZIP 33 KB 03/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist utility ZCEARCDL. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19406 If ZCEARCDL encounters an entity with a non-MVS target file, various error messages are issued and its internal dataset allocations cause zOS allocation recovery routines to be invoked with their attendant messages. With this PTF installed, ZCEARCDL will make no attempt to process an entity with a non-MVS target file. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF and re-run the utility. */ None
SU02577.zip ZIP 14 KB 03/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the ZCERQUTL utility. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18547 If the user has specified STATUS=ANY with an archive or delete action, completed requests are ignored. TYPE/RESTART: Re-run the utility. */ None
SU02588.zip ZIP 23 KB 03/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the ZXL rebuild utility (ZCECRZXL) PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19445 Under certain circumstances, an 0C7 in module ZCECRZX2 can be encountered during ZXL rebuild. TYPE/RESTART: Re-run the utility. */ None
SU02500.zip ZIP 23 KB 03/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist who have pre 3.1 version entities in their ZCL. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18051 Alchemist was not properly reading ZCL entity headers if the entity was pre version 3.1. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02501.zip ZIP 29 KB 03/09/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist FTP. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18049 Alchemist does not display source entities under the entity access browse function properly if they originated on a AS/400 platform and were brought into Alchemist via FTP. The same applies for entities originating on the z/OS platform and brought into Alchemist via FTP. There were also problems with FTP transfers from the Sun/Solaris platform. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02584.zip ZIP 20 KB 03/06/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist SCF. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19423 If the primary JES subsystem has a name other than JES2 or JES3, a user 1111 abend will result. This PTF provides support for an alternate JES subsystem name. The alternate name is specified in the PARM parameter of the EXEC statement as follows: PARM='ICO_name,JES_name' For example, if the ICO name was SCFICO and the primary JES was named JESA, the EXEC statement would be as follows: // EXEC PGM=ZDBWTR,PARM='SCFICO,JESA' TYPE/RESTART: Restart the SCF task(s). */ None
SU02509.zip ZIP 2 KB 03/06/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist who use the Promote & Purge functions with entity names greater than 12 characters PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18212 The ISPF panels for the Promote & Purge functions allowed for entity names up to 12 characters. Change this to allow the maximum entity name length of 128 characters. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist and any affected TSO sessions. */ None
SU02586.zip ZIP 63 KB 03/06/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist/DS. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19440 Under certain circumstances, the ZDCD514E message can be issued. This message contains garbage characters in the RFILE information. This error can also cuase corruption on remote load module target file directories. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist/DS tasks. */ None
SU02585.zip ZIP 28 KB 03/06/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist ISPF client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19437 If CLIP4 changes values of the ASRRID variables and the user also has default values for any of these variables, the default value will be used rather than the value set by CLIP4. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the TSO session(s). */ None
SU02558.zip ZIP 23 KB 03/06/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist administrators. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18381 If the SAMELIB sub-parameter of the TFILE parameter in the ETD specifies a TFILE name of more than one digit (e.g. SAMELIB(TFILE12)), then the ETD compile will fail with the following message: ZCBCM011E - VALUE EXCEEDS MAXIMUM LENGTH FOR KEYWORD "SAMELIB" TYPE/RESTART: Re-compile the ETD. */ None
SU02552.zip ZIP 13 KB 02/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the PRINT command. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18190 If there is an open failure during the processing of the PRINT command, there is insufficient information to diagnose the problem. This PTF will cause an SVC dump to be taken of the TSO address space prior to the display of the error message. If such a situation is encountered, this SVC dump must be sent to Cybermation Product Support Services for analysis. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the affected TSO session(s). */ None
SU02554.zip ZIP 9 KB 02/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17020 Under certain circumstances, a work file can be allocated with insufficient primary space to contain the directory. TYPE/RESTART: Restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02556.zip ZIP 17 KB 02/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist Distributed Services. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18318 If an error is detected in a DS conversation, the conversation is restarted. However, Alchemist does not behave properly after the restart. This can result in numerous SVC dumps and even an 0C4 abend. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02574.zip ZIP 8 KB 02/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19115 Under certain circumstances, Alchemist can lose an SSCI conversation with one of its components. No diagnostic information is produced that allows for the determination of the cause. With this PTF installed, an SVC dump is taken when this condition is detected. The title of the dump is: DUMP FOR ZACSRVxx LOST SSCI CONV If such a dump is produced, it should be sent to Cybermation Product Support Services along with the JES job log of the issuing task. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02551.zip ZIP 32 KB 02/27/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist Distributed Services. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18227 If a control block corruption occurs within a remote node, that node can go into a loop. This PTF detects this corruption and causes a user abend. This will allow the diagnosis of the corruption and prevent the remote node from looping. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist/DS tasks. */ None
SU02535.zip ZIP 26 KB 02/13/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist completion events. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18132 If a request is in input and has a completion event, changing that event name will cause the original event name to be posted. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02537.zip ZIP 19 KB 01/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of DB2. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18005 This PTF provides improved internal diagnostics if a system 66D abend is encountered. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02491.zip ZIP 22 KB 01/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17890 If an error is encountered while loading the source for an entity, all request processing for that entity should stop immediately rather than proceeding to SPPCL processing. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02534.zip ZIP 9 KB 01/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18412 Message ZDC9902E should be labelled ZCD9902E. The message will now read like: ZCD9902E - ERROR 0010/0007 CODE=3 RECFM=F LRECL=00080 BLKSIZE=27920 INPUT=08205 This indicates that the input data set record length (8205) is greater than the target length (80). TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02513.zip ZIP 28 KB 01/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18196 If a program is invoked by PCL and that program de-allocates any PCL controlled datasets, an error codition is raised in request processing. This PTF causes dynamic de-allocation error code A013 to be ignored as the dataset has already been released. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist tasks and TSO sessions. */ None
SU02489.zip ZIP 28 KB 12/19/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17274 PTF SU02391 introduced an error that can result in an 0C4 abend in module ZAAIOHVP. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started tasks. */ None
SU02488.zip ZIP 2 KB 12/19/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the Alchemist ISPF client. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17512 If the Data-set Type is omitted on an entity and "Delete I/Zone Src" is specified as Y, a user 1001 abend will result in the started task during the purge phase for the request. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the affected TSO session(s). */ None
SU02485.zip ZIP 13 KB 12/19/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the PRINT command. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17050 If there is an error in output processing during the execution of the PRINT command, the ISPF session is terminated with a user 3332, 3333 or 3334 abend. This PTF provides improved handling for these errors. If one of these type of errors is detected, a panel will be displayed providing error diagnostic codes. The user can then gather diagnostic information (see below) and press enter to return back to the Alchemist ISPF session. If this error situation happens, the user should have an SVC dump taken of the TSO address space using the console DUMP command. This dump and a copy of the error codes screen should then be sent to Cybermation Product Support Services for diagnostic analysis. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the affected TSO session(s). */ None
SU02490.zip ZIP 9 KB 12/19/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the ZBBVPUP utility. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17741 When copying a VPAM dataset to a sequential dataset using the ./ COPY command, the user data associated with the VPAM members is not copied. TYPE/RESTART: None required. */ None
SU02464.zip ZIP 23 KB 12/12/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17450 During the compile of an ETD, if the zone that is referred to in the highzone or lowzone keyword has the same "prefix" but a shorter length, the compiler erroneously issues the error message: ZCBCM161E - CURRENT ZONE NOT VALID FOR LOWZONE/HIGHZONE Example: High zone is PROD, lower zone is PRODLOW. If the ETD for PRODLOW uses the HIGHZONE(PROD) keyword, the compile fails. Example: Low zone is TEST, higher zone is TESTHIGH. If the ETD for TESTHIGH uses the LOWZONE(TEST) keyword, the compile fails. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02483.zip ZIP 28 KB 12/12/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17210 If two PCL invoked programs are executing simultaneously and their DD statements are not controlled by DDPARM, errors stating "DD name not available" or "File in use" could occur. This could show itself as an XLM error code 0050 or a PCL error code 1999. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF and restart Alchemist as well as any TSO sessions affected. */ None
SU02480.zip ZIP 93 KB 12/12/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist events. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17361 Under certain circumstances, problems with event behaviour can be experienced. This PTF provides for an event tracing facility. In order to activate this facility, place the following DD statement in the JCL for the main Alchemist started task(s): //ZEVTRACE DD SYSOUT=x Unless there is a lot of event activity, this will not result in excessively large output. Note that this trace should only be used if requested by Cybermation Product Support Services. If so requested, the output of this trace should be sent to Cybermation. TYPE/RESTART: Recycle the Alchemist started task(s). */ None
SU02479.zip ZIP 6 KB 12/05/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17249 Under certain circumstances, an 0C4 abend in module ZAAIOHPS can be encountered. TYPE/RESTART: Restart all Alchemist started task(s). */ None
SU02438.zip ZIP 36 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17173 Alchemist uses a parmlib member called ZSSCITCP for TCP parameters. Print this member on the Alchemist job log at startup to readily identify what parameters are in effect. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the Alchemist started task(s). */ None
SU02442.zip ZIP 9 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist PCL. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17188 If some PCL has an error in it, the entity access log does not indicate the correct error column, e.g. ZDE3000I: ERROR COMMAND IS 000001 LINES AFTER LABEL TESTSYN ZDE3000I: ERROR DESCRIPTION: ZDE3000I: PARAMETER VALUE IS IMPROPERLY TERMINATED ZDE3000I: TEXT OF COMMAND IN ERROR: ZDE3000I: // DISPLAY 'HELLO'GOBBLE ZDE3000I: _ Fix this so users can more easily determine the error: ZDE3000I: ERROR COMMAND IS 000001 LINES AFTER LABEL TESTSYN ZDE3000I: ERROR DESCRIPTION: ZDE3000I: PARAMETER VALUE IS IMPROPERLY TERMINATED ZDE3000I: TEXT OF COMMAND IN ERROR: ZDE3000I: // DISPLAY 'HELLO'GOBBLE ZDE3000I: ---------->_ TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None
SU02444.zip ZIP 1 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: ALL USERS OF SAMPLIB AND THE CROSS-PLATFORM USER ID UTILITY ZCEXPUID. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17199 THE OLD PARAMETERS WERE INCLUDED WITH THE SAMPLE. CORRECT TO THE NEW PROPER PARAMETERS FOR ZCEXPUID. TYPE/RESTART: APPLY THE PTF. */ None
SU02449.zip ZIP 33 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist utility ZCEARCDL. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17252 ZCEARCDL inadvertently creates a ZCL %%INDEXCONTROL record while testing to see if one exists. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and re-run the utility. */ None
SU02452.zip ZIP 2 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: ALL USERS OF SAMPLIB PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17257 SAMPLE CYBALE14 IS UNCLEAR ABOUT THE LOCATION OF TFILE1. TYPE/RESTART: APPLY THE PTF. */ None
SU02455.zip ZIP 98 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17305 If a user assigns an entity a very long name such as 128 characters, Alchemist has trouble interpreting the name. (The maximum entity name is 128 characters) TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. Also, restart any affected TSO sessions. */ None
SU02458.zip ZIP 1 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of samplib PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17335 Sample CYBALI42 used the wrong program name. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the PTF. */ None
SU02459.zip ZIP 3 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of the supplied Alchemist start up panels. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17054 Some of the supplied Alchemist start up panels (ZDDV53xx) contain an illegal reference to panel names ZDDV61nn. The referenced panel names should be ZDDV53nn. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the affected TSO session(s) */ None
SU02467.zip ZIP 2 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist Samplib PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17467 CYBALI48 shows how to initialize the ZCX dataset. This ptf updates the example with a simpler, easier to understand method. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf. */ None
SU02469.zip ZIP 28 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist PCL. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17469 This will address the problem where a permanent dataset is used for output with DISP=(MOD,PASS). Use of a temporary dataset, e.g. DSN=&&TEMP1 is not allowed with DISP=(MOD,...) as per the IBM Assembler Authorized Services manual: "Do not code MOD for temporary data sets dynamically allocated as &&dsname." As Alchemist uses dynamic allocation to process PCL statements, the restriction above is relevant. Here is an example of how to perform the MOD operation: //MOD PROC //COPYOUT EXEC PGM=IDCAMS //OUT1 DD DSN=CYBER.OUTPUT, // DISP=MOD (OR DISP=(MOD,PASS)) //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* //IN1 DD DISP=SHR,DSN=CYBER.INPUT(MOD1) //IN2 DD DISP=SHR,DSN=CYBER.INPUT(MOD2) //IN3 DD DISP=SHR,DSN=CYBER.INPUT(MOD3) //IN4 DD DISP=SHR,DSN=CYBER.INPUT(MOD4) //SYSIN DD * REPRO INFILE(IN1) OUTFILE(OUT1) REPRO INFILE(IN2) OUTFILE(OUT1) REPRO INFILE(IN3) OUTFILE(OUT1) REPRO INFILE(IN4) OUTFILE(OUT1) // ENDEXEC Dataset CYBER.OUTPUT will contain a copy of the 4 inputs MOD1, MOD2, MOD3, & MOD4. TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist as well as any TSO sessions affected. */ None
SU02434.zip ZIP 16 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All Alchemist users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17064 Alchemist can experience a system 23E abend during shutdown. TYPE/RESTART: Restart the Alchemist started task(s). */ None
SU02466.zip ZIP 26 KB 11/28/05 /* PRODUCT: ALCHEMIST 5.3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users of Alchemist Clip 2 PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17455 When a user enters a change request and does a manual HOLD, Clip 2 is invoked. Clients would like the ability to tell if their users entered a manual HOLD on the request. In this case, they could choose to not send any authorization notice and wait for the release to do so. This change will provide this ability. Sample PCL to test for a manual hold would look like: // SET TPHASE = ASRRID.PHASE<<F,L>> //* TEST FOR MANUAL HOLD. // IF TPHASE = 'H' //* MANUAL HOLD IS TRUE // ELSE //* MANUAL HOLD IS NOT TRUE // ENDIF TYPE/RESTART: Apply the ptf and restart Alchemist. */ None

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