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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories PTF and Service
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 18, 2021

SNDPTFORD returns "error" when all PTF in a group are current

When using SNDPTFORD to download a group e.g. SF99741, after checking all installed PTF, system reports CPF8C24 with severity 40 and "Error occured while processing request" - but all PTF in this group already are installed.


Use Case:

This is a "negative" message for a "positive" result which makes the user think something went wrong.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    SNDPTFORD no longer behaves as the title specifies as has been stated in the RFE comments. If the behavior is seen again, this should be reported as a defect.

  • Guest
    Jul 13, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature. Many customers use downloads from Fix Central for PTFs, but it is not great to have a misleading error message when using SNDPTFORD.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jul 12, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” LOW priority feature.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2021

    Rudi,
    try it without the CHKPTF(*YES)

    -h

  • Guest
    Jun 17, 2021

    Hello Holger,

    When using the command "sndptford sf99741 chkptf(*YES)" I do get back a CPC8C06 "PTF order complete. No service number assigned".

    So I wonder which command you are using to get that message. Do you want to share that please?

    Greetings Rudi

  • Guest
    Jun 16, 2021

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - PTF, Service
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON