File being purged after print even with PURGE=NO

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Article ID: 207001

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CA Spool

Issue/Introduction

I have been asked to obtain a copy of a PCL file from CA Spool.  This file arrives in CA Spool as an AFP file and gets transformed to a PCL. The PCL file gets purged after it gets printed. Here is the node statement for the printer:

NODE PRNXXX,TCP,TCPHOST=n.n.n.n,TRANSFRM=A2PCKRYZ,CLASS=E,
PURGE=NO                                                       

I added the K option to the TRANSFRM parameter to keep the PCL file after transformation and also PURGE=NO.  

The problem is that whatever I do, the PCL file gets purged.

I see the following message:

ESF106  FILE   6806 PURGED, OWNER=owner DEST=PRNXXX   INITIATED BY FQE RETAIN=-1

 

 

 

Environment

Release : 12.0 14.0

Component : CA Spool

Resolution

If the K option is used the file before transformation is kept so using PURGE=NO would cause a duplicate retention of the file.
If you want to keep the file before transformation use the K option in the TRANSFRM keyword
If you want to keep the output of the transformation (file with FCB=ASIS) then remove the K option from the TRANSFRM keyword and add PURGE=NO.

Examples:

To keep the file before transformation:

NODE PRNXXX,TCP,TCPHOST=n.n.n.n,TRANSFRM=A2PCKRYZ,CLASS=E

To keep the file after transformation:

NODE PRNXXX,TCP,TCPHOST=n.n.n.n,TRANSFRM=A2PCRYZ,CLASS=E,   <- No "K" option
PURGE=NO