File Transfer to Z/OS Agent fails with Invalid Argument

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Article ID: 206731

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Products

CA Automic Operations Manager

Issue/Introduction

When transferring a file to the Z/OS (MVS) Agent via a JOBF, the transfer fails with:

U00011402 Cannot open file 'JOBF.NAME'. Error code: '121(EDC5121I Invalid argument.)', error description: 'svc99 0h/lastop 0'.

 

Cause

Improper Configuration of JOBF

Environment

Release : 12.3

Component : AUTOMATION ENGINE

Resolution

Review the configuration of the JOBF, to make sure it is using the syntax and commands available to LCE or TSO, not combining both. In the example above:

fopen(//'JOBF.NAME',wb,RECFM=FB,LRECL=1200,BLKSIZE=0,UNIT=VIRTUAL,RETPD=99000)

https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/AA/12.3/DOCU/12.3/Automic%20Automation%20Guides/Content/AWA/Integration/File_Transfer_Support_zOS.htm

This is using a combination of LCE and TSO Allocate syntax which is causing the failure.