CA Datacom DQLIBRMT (Data Query Batch Facility) getting SIGNON error. Why?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

When trying to execute the CA Datacom utility DQLIBRMT (Data Query Batch Facility), what caused these errors?

** SIGNON ERROR. CHECK FORMAT          
** CRITICAL ERROR, RUN TERMINATED **  

 

Answer:

The above errors will result if the SIGN/ON card is not in the correct format syntax.

Here is an example of a valid SIGN/ON card: 

//SYSIN DD *
SIGN/ON DATACOM-INSTALL PASSWORD NEWUSER 
...
/*

Any valid Userid and Password can be used.

The example shows Userid DATACOM-INSTALL and Password NEWUSER.

The syntax rules are: 

SIGN/ON Userid PASSWORD Password

- SIGN/ON card must start in column 1.
- There should be only one space between strings.
- It should start with SIGN/ON and not SIGNON or SIGN-ON.
 
If the above rules are not followed then the Error message will be produced.
 

Additional Information:

See CA Dataquery for CA Datacom Administration Guide - Chapter 16. Managing Your Query Library Table - SIGN/ON Control Statement