When using the SMP/E Planning and Migration Assistant tool, BCN2APRR, you can get this error-message for the CA 1 CSI when it tries to create an inventory product list of the CSI:
GIM30600E ** THERE IS A SYNTAX ERROR IN THE FILTER PARAMETER IN CHARACTER POSITION 32.
BCN015 Command failed - Command SELECT PGM(BCN2PFC) was executed from BCN2APRR.
The command completed with a return code of 8.
z/OS SMP/E Planning and Migration Assistant using option "Products Applied".
This could occur using any SMP/E CSI.
The SMP/E tool is looking in its Rexx for 2 pieces of information: PRODUCT or FEATURE in the GLOBAL zone.
In most of our CA Technology products, the CSI does not contain records for these 2 options in the GLOBAL zone.
The failure is in the call of the program BCN2PFC because it can't create the FILTER parameter list it needs to execute correctly.
Do not use this SMP/E Planning and Migration Assistant tool to add into the IBM SMP/E Software Information database records for CA Technology products.