Clarification of HOLDDATA action for CA TPX 5.3 PTF RO85513 - EXTEND IP PORT CHARACTER LENGTH

Document ID : KB000012997
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

 SYSTEM ACTION CB0V530 RO85513 ++HOLD (RO85513) SYSTEM FMID(CB0V530) 
REASON (ACTION ) DATE (12213) 
COMMENT ( 
The TCP/IP port values will need to be changed from 4 characters to 5 

Question:

Where and how should I perform the HOLDDATA action "The TCP/IP port values will need to be changed from 4 characters to 5" ? 

Answer:

This PTF corrects the TPX code to handle a 5 character numeric field in the SMF records generated by TPX.

The HOLDADATA refers to reporting programs that use the TPX SMF records.

  • If you do not cut TPX SMF records, then there is no action.
  • If you do create SMF records then your reports must handle the IP PORT now being 5 character in length.  In addition, if you report against raw TPX SMF records that span the new and old then your report must handle the case of mixed IP PORT field lengths. 
Additional Information:

Fix:    RO85513

TITLE:  EXTEND IP PORT CHARACTER LENGTH

 Presently only 4 numeric character IP port can be used for the symbolic.

 IP ports available are from 0-65535, requiring TPX code to handle a 5 character numeric field.

 

SYMPTOMS: Displays and reports using the IP Port variable can be truncated.

IMPACT:  Reports and displays can be truncated if the IP port number is larger than 4 digits.

CIRCUMVENTION:  None.

PRODUCTS AFFECTED:  CA TPX Session Management r5.3