Browsing an element with CA Endevor QuickEdit (QE) it appears as gibberish.

Document ID : KB000015620
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Browsing an element with CA Endevor Quick-Edit it appears as gibberish.

The format of element seems to have been lost and the first characters of the code looks as garbage.

Here is a sample :

%+0106  .. F...&×//* -> ISPF OPTION PACK IS ON, THEN BROWSE SHOWS UNFORMATED CODE.k//DOR
%+0106  OL01A JOB (903:.0€),'ACMQ_3901',CLASS=A,REGION=0M,.a//.qMSGCLASS=A,NOTIFY=&SYSUI
%+0106  D.»//*(JOBCARD)äb//*:â-Ø*.b//*âØ*.b//*.©(C) 1987,2000 COMPUTER ASSOCIATES INTERN
etc...       

Question:

Why an element browsed using QuickEdit appears as gibberish?

 

Answer:

The culprit is the use of ISPF Pack option. The issue occurs if option is set to ON.

Here are the step to resolve the case: 

For any element showing this error - 
1 - Browse the element.
2 - Edit the element.
3 - Enter command PACK OFF
4 - Save the element.
5 - Browse the element.