Message "ISPV009 Invalid variable name Variable <variable name> is syntactically incorrect."

Document ID : KB000027544
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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This is a problem known to IBM whereby variables in one of the ISPF profile members get hosed.

To resolve the problem:  

  1. Search the user's profile dataset to see which members contain the variable name given in the message

  2. Delete the affected members.

Following the above steps, ISPF will create new members. This is what IBM has informed users to do in the past.