SMP/e APPLY IEW2552E INVALID LENGTH FIELD

Document ID : KB000106092
Last Modified Date : 13/07/2018
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Introduction:
SMP/e APPLY CHECK of a PTF results in no error and COND 0 but APPLY fails with:

Multiple....
IEW2552E 4607 RECORD NUMBER  n OF THE CURRENT OBJECT MODULE HAS AN INVALID LENGTH FIELD.

Resulting in link-edit failure...
GIM23901E ** LINK-EDIT PROCESSING FOR SYSMOD sysmod FAILED FOR MODULE module IN LMOD loadmod IN THE SMPLTS LIBRARY
 
Question:
What is causing the SMP/e APPLY to fail with IEW2552E  INVALID LENGTH FIELD when the APPLY CHECK gave no errors?
Environment:
z/OS
Answer:
The RECEIVED PTF is some how corrupted.
The binary PTF file may not have been properly or completely downloaded or uploaded.

Download the solution again from SUPPORT.CA.COM.
SMP/e REJECT, then RECEIVE and APPLY the solution.