Why am I getting a AMPX033E NIL POINTER CHECKING ERROR Z?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Easytrieve Online abending.

Question:

Why am I getting the following?

Running a batch Easytrieve Online proc, I am getting the following, with no compile listing. 

AMPX033E NIL POINTER CHECKING ERROR Z 

PROGRAM HALTED DUE TO ERROR COUNTZ 

Environment:
Easytrieve Online
Answer:

When I search for “AMPX033E NIL POINTER CHECKING ERROR Z” I find IBM APARs associated with SCLM – software configuration library manager.  

AMPX033E is not an Easytrieve message.  

I recommend the customer contact IBM for necessary maintenance. 

 

 

Additional Information:

More information on the error. 

The AMPX033E is an IBM Pascal message. I’m not able to find IBM documents with Pascal error messages. 

You can find the following text: 

If the message starts with AMPX, the error is caused by an abend in the Pascal runtime. 

In the following: 

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSB27U_6.4.0/com.ibm.zvm.v640.kdpl0/msg.htm