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I want to update several ACT label with TPXBATCH utility but I always get message: TPBL1050 Mask character - found where not allowed.

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Article ID: 3960

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Products

TPX - Session Management Vman Session Management for z/OS

Issue/Introduction

I want to update several ACT labels using TPX batch utility but I always get message:

TPBL1050 Mask character - found where not allowed

The labels I want to assign are in the form 'applid - some text'.

Cause

The TPX batch default masking character is a hyphen, or dash (-).

 

Environment

CA TPX for z/OS

Resolution

If the mask character '-' is part of the input line but you want this to be considered as a normal character you have two options:


1) *recommended* Use the MASKCHAR parameter of the SET statement to specify a different masking character:


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SET MASKCHAR '!'
UPDATE ACTAPPL (ACTPROD A01TSO
(ACTLABEL ('TSO01 - ASYS PRODUCTION TSO')))
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2) Set the MASKERLV to zero.  Batch continues to process as if the error had not occurred.


You will still get the error message: TPBL1050 Mask character - found where not allowed but it is now only informal.


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SET MASKERLV '0'
UPDATE ACTAPPL (ACTPROD A01TSO
(ACTLABEL ('TSO01 - ASYS PRODUCTION TSO')))
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Additional Information

TPX 5.4 Batch Administration - Specify Extraction Criteria