CA WA ESP ESP900I/ESP1800I/ESP1007I messages prevent an application from generating, and an ESP event from loading

Document ID : KB000046035
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue: 

An ESP event failed to trigger due to Informational message 900I.   

Sample statement in error:   JOBATTR HOLD REASON('this is a long string and exceeds 28 characters') 

Messages issued:       ==>ESP528E ERROR OCCURRED PROCESSING EVENT xxx  

                               ==>ESP900I STRING TOO LONG

                               ==>ESP1800I ABOVE ERROR OCCURRED ON FOLLOWING STATEMENT IN JOB xxx 

                               ==>ESP1007I JOBATTR HOLD REASON('this is a long string and exceeds 28 characters')  

Environment:  

CA Workload Automation ESP Edition r11.4

Cause: 

In this case, message ESP900I was correctly issued, and it prevented the application from generating.  Message ESP900I is produced by a CA WA ESP parser routine, and may have different text.  This is the only informational message that can prevent an application from generating. 

Resolution:

Correct the statement that was flagged as error by the ESP900I message.

As best practice, all new/updated applications need to be simulated prior to running in production.  A batch SIMULATE job will return CC=08 on an ESP900I message.   Online SIMULATE will display the following additional messages:  

     ==>Errors detected                                

     ==>Simulation detected errors in Event processing 

All messages (Informational, Error) need to be reviewed and corrected.

Additional Information:

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