Aborted. Line is too long


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CA Workload Automation AE - Business Agents (AutoSys) CA Workload Automation AE - Scheduler (AutoSys) CA Workload Automation Agent


Getting the error in WCC when viewing output files: Aborted. Line is too long

While trying to pull back a stdout file from a job, the WCC console is displaying the message: 


Aborted. Line is too long


For example, a string in the file contains 17021 characters. 


are there limitations on this?


Release: ATSYHA99000-11.3.6-Workload Automation AE-High Availability Option


The error <<Aborted. Line is too long>> is caused by the row length of the data in the output file you 

are trying to view. 

The client utilities (autosyslog) communicate to the Agent via the Application Server. The Agent and 

Application Server communicate using a CA custom protocol called AFM. When there is a request for the 

output file it is sent to the Application Server line by line wrapped in AFM syntax. There is size 

limitation for AFM to comply underlying OS. 


Essentially, one or more lines in the output file exceed the limit. There is a 12k limit per line, 

which was considered a reasonable limit by development. 


The error is because the std_out_file has lines that are incredibly long in the std_out file.