Clarification concerning specification of 'TARGET(*)' on a command in a non-CPF Environment.

Document ID : KB000024831
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Problem:

Message encountered:

TSS0403E CPF INACTIVE; COMMAND WILL NOT BE EXECUTED OR LOGGED

The System where the command was issued, is a Single Machine where no CPF is 'active'. Since we have further Systems that are connected via CPF, our Administrators use, as a matter of principle, the 'TARGET(*)' Keyword in their CA Top Secret commands.

How can we overcome this problem?

 

Resolution:

The resolution in this case here is to specify the Control Option:

CPFTARGET(*)

which sets the default value for the TARGET keyword.

When this Control Option is specified:

  • There is no further need to specify 'TARGET(*)' on CA Top Secret commands, i.e. the 'TARGET(*)' Keyword shouldn't be specified.

  • If CPF is 'active' on the Node where the command is being issued, the command will be sent to that Local Node, and to all connected Nodes, as is documented for the 'TARGET(*)' Keyword in the 'CA Top Secret Command Guide'.

  • If CPF is not 'active' on the Node where the command is being issued, the command will still be delivered to that Local Node, and executed there, and no error message, 'TSS0403E', will be issued.