File Transfer of SAVF objects between AS400 Agents aborts with ENDED_NOT_OK

Document ID : KB000084623
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Error Message :

File Transfers between 2 AS400 Agents using library objects of the type SAVF abort with a status of ENDED_NOT_OK.  An object is created in the target library but it loses its original attributes.  It is created as a physical file.

OS: IBM AS/400
OS Version: N/A
Cause type:
By design
Root Cause: To transfer SAVF files within the AE Agent the lib/file must be created first before the file can be sent.
In order to transfer SAVF files within the AE Agents, the process must create the lib/file first before the file can be sent.  

For example, before attempting the file transfer the SAVF object can be created on the target system using:


This can be completely automated by Automic by creating an action/Workflow to cover this in all aspects and this Workflow can be reused whenever needed.

If this is done before proceeding to the file transfer, the object and its content will be correctly transferred.

Other OS's such as MVS, OS390, and BS2000 behave the same way as the AS400, and for all of them, the solution is to create an action/Workflow.  If a new file type is needed create a Workflow for it.

An enhancement to the product to change this behavior would require the submission of a product enhancement.  

Fix Status: No Fix

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