Good morning (or afternoon) everybody,

I have searched the midrange-l archives and google for this but nothing is specific enough. I can't believe nobody came across this before.

Okay, our third party software uses JWALK for the GUI to the users.

One of our users got an error. Char representation of a numberic value is in error (C G D F). I had the user enter a "D", cancel out, and continue with other work she was doing.

But I could not find the dump! WRKSPLF [user-id] got me no spool files. I thought I would see something because the user id was part of the "qualified job name".

How can I find the job associated with that message? And/or at least that dump?

My plan now is to have her hold while I dig into the log for the qualified job there, and go from there.

Thanks all

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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John McKee
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2015 10:52 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

I did not want to pollute the thread "If you have SSDs, please read".

Some years ago, PTFs stopped being applied here. Much like "if it ain't broke". We had an application that did screen scraping. Long gone. A Client Access PTF broke the application. A somewhat critical application, as it turned out. The SA may or may not have contacted the vendor of the pc software. But, what was done was the PTF was backed out.

After that, no CUMEs were installed. Only PTFs identified by service advisor.

Various people in command hierarchy, I have no idea how high up, set that policy.

Potentially very dumb policy. That was why I was a little hesitant to install PTFs suggested by Scott K that corrected errors with ssh. I am glad I did, as the enhanced error handling made a number of transfers performed subsequently a LOT nicer.

Clueless management too far removed from the system making policy decisions.

"Don't confuse me with facts, I have already made up my mind".

John McKee
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