CA Webviewer 14.0 Text Output such as SYSLOGs are being marked as AFP and PDF

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CA Output Management Web Viewer

Issue/Introduction

When viewing the repository that contains our SYSLOG output and others of regular TEXT output, it appears as AFP to be converted to PDF.  This appears to be happening randomly.
The setting that transforms AFP to PDF for ACIF and PRMODE=page is X2YY_AFP=PAGE
A2PD transform ACIF and PAGE files will only transform AFP reports if they are collected by ACIF archiver or a PRMODE=PAGE.

Cause

X2YY_AFP is set to ALL which means that all text files should be transformed to PDF.

Environment

Release : 14.0

Component : WEB VIEWER 

Resolution

You have X2YY_AFP=ALL which means that all text files should be transformed to PDF – see the definition of X2YY_AFP at :https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/traditional-management/ca-view/14-0/reference-miscellaneous/ca-spool-java-transformers.html

The only reason why some of them are not getting transformed is because they exceed either the X2YY_PAGELIM or X2YY_LINELIM value.   X2YY_PAGELIM=20000 and X2YY_LINELIM=100000.  The ones not being transformed all exceed 100000 lines which exceeds the X2YY_LINELIM setting.

If you do not want all text files transformed you should consider a different setting for X2YY_AFP.  What they should be set to depends on what type of AFP reports you want transformed.

Check the original type field for youe AFP reports.

Web Viewer sets the original type to:

AFP ACIF for ACIF reports
AFP PAGE for PRMODE=PAGE reports
AFP LINE for FORMDEF/PAGEDEF reports.  

For example, if all your AFP reports are AFP ACIF and AFP PAGE you can set X2YY_AFP=PAGE.

If you also have AFP LINE reports you want transformed then set X2YY_AFP=LINE.