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Problem with CICS TS 32 and MQ series

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GIL
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I was migrating from CICS TS 2.3 to CICSTS 3.2 and I was stopped because of a bug in MQ integrated adapter. When you must convert mq message from ASCII or Unicode to EBCDIC the DFHMQGET try to load its conversion table wich is override by low values so your message is also got but contains only low values ... An apar is being developped for MQ PK59397 and for CICS ...

have someone migrated to CICSTS 3.2 ?

Diane Goodwin
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problem with ts32 and mq

We ran into a similar issue going from CICS TS 2.2 to TS 3.2 but we are waiting for
PK58227 to come out. The local fix works (set SENDER channel to CONVERT=YES) but
since we don't have it set currently, the MQ people dont' want to change it.

GIL
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Problem with CICS TS 32 and MQ series

It's a normal reaction from MQ People, because when you know all the problems that could occur with Code Page conversion and also ASCII,UNICODE to EBCDIC conversion...

It was difficult to prove to IBM that the error was in the CICS 3.2 version ... and now The Cics labs are working on it since December.

It's difficult to understand that such an error is not considered as a red alert about this CICS version,because it corrupts the applicative MQ message and in our case such message could contain critical informations.

We are as Diane Goodwin, stopped in our migration ...

ramathir
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Joined: 2008-04-08
Migration from CICS TS 2.3 to CICS TS 3.1/3.2

Hi we are planning for migrating CICS TS 2.3 to higher version 3.x..So please share the documents with their pre-requisites..

Thanks & Regards,
Ram