CA OPSMVS MSG Rule enabling error 'No valid rule header found in rule rulset.msgidspec (rule criterion too long)'
Article ID: 113436
OPS/MVS Event Management & Automation
In CA OPSMVS a message (MSG) event occurs when a system component sends a message to a console or to a system log. If a )MSG Rule is coded and enabled to manage that message, the AOF recognizes and responds to it executing the rule. The AOF recognizes and responds to these types of messages: - z/OS - IMS - CICS (Transient Data Queue messages) - CA 7 Browse Log - NetView alerts - Log file directed messages (through the Generic Dataset Interface) . Application generated WTOs (write-to-operator), WTORs (write-to-operator-with-reply), and WTLs (write-to-log) - JES2/JES3
The following is the format for coding the MSG event definition section:
where the msgidspec specifies the message ID and could be one to ten characters long. (details are reported in the CA OPSMSV Using_Automated_Operations_Facility-AOF-Rules manual)
Some products (like IBM DB2) can generate messages longer than 10 characters so, if a )MSG rule is created , specifying a msgidspec longer than 10 characters, the error
No valid rule header found in rule rulset.msgidspec (rule criterion too long)
occurs, enabling it.
Is it possible to manage in a )MSG Rule also these kind of messages?
Release: Component: OPSMVS
It is always possible and recommended to open an Idea in the CA OPSMVS Community Idea Board asking for an enhancement that will manage a msgidspec longer than 10 characters in a )MSG Rule That said, a bypass can be suggested that allows to handle these messages longer than 10 characters in a )MSG Rule.
Below a sample that can intercepts messages PWXEDM172820I / 821I from IBM DB2 :
)MSG PWXEDM172 )PROC MYID = WORD(MSG.TEXT,1) SELECT when MYID = 'PWXEDM172820I' then call p820i ...or than do....and take actions here .... when MYID = 'PWXEDM172821I'' then call p821i ...or than do....and take actions here .... return noaction Return