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Transform Services V7R5 Manager socket remains open after abnormal system end or Flashcopy
Changes were made within the Transform Services code at 7.5. The changes include a QCTXMGR job in QUSRWRK subsystem and a manager socket server job in the /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/TransformServices/ServerJob directory. The job and socket are linked. If the QCTXMGR job is not ended or ends abnormally, the manager socket remains open. Message CPFCE02: Unable to access the required transform service, reason code 3 - Unable to open the communications connection, is issued.
This impacts creating PDFs using CPYSPLF and OVRPRTF commands, downloading in PDF format in IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) or Navigator for i. It also impacts print writers that process spooled files that contain AFP resources using the AFPRSC DDS keyword.
The recovery is to end the QCTXMGR job(s) and remove the open socket. Recovery instructions in Transform Services Fails After FlashCopy or Abnormal System End on 7.5: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6983853
The request is for Transform Services, product 5770TS1, to incorporate a recovery option into the product code.
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