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Cause of 'Invalid AFM' error when submitting jobs to a System AGENT.

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Article ID: 41671

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Products

Workload Automation Agent

Issue/Introduction

Problem:

Running a job to a System Agent may generate an 'invalid AFM' error.  Full error as shown in the transmitter.log would be:  

MAIN STATE SUBERROR Failed SetEnd Status(Invalid AFM)  

Cause

During a job run, the AFM will be modified to include environment settings defined in an environment file.  Improper settings in the environment file will cause the AFM to become invalid.

Environment

Release: WKLASE99000-11.3-Workload Automation-Agent SE
Component:

Resolution

Environment files as used by the the System Agent are meant to contain <variable> <setting> pairs.  These are not shell scripts. Including anything in these files other than <variable> <setting> pairs will cause the AFM to be invalid.

This refers to the oscomponent.environment.variable* settings in the agentparm.txt file.

There may be other causes of this error.