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Article ID: 2635163 - Last Review: November 10, 2011 - Revision: 1.0

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • In a Microsoft Host Integration Server environment, you have a Transaction Integrator method that connects to an IBM IMS application.
  • The Transaction Integrator method uses the IMS Connect programming model.
In this scenario, the following error message may be logged in the Application log:
Event ID: 102

Source: HIS Application Integration

Description:

Error HISETBG0001 Application Integrator has intercepted an exception in method MethodName. Following is the exception description: (2167) HISMITW0025 The IMSConnectTransport attempted to receive an LLZZ while processing method MethodName but not enough data was received. IP Address: TCP/IP address, port: port number, Transaction Id: tranid, Error description: Success.

CAUSE

This issue error occurs when the LLZZ field in an IMS message segment is split across two network packets. In this situation, the Transaction Integrator method receives two network packets. The first network packet has the first two bytes of the LLZZ field at the end of the network packet. The second network packet has the last two bytes of the LLZZ field at the start of the network packet.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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Prerequisites

You must have cumulative update package 1 for Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009 installed to apply this hotfix. For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2587090  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2587090/ ) Cumulative update package 1 for Host Integration Server 2009

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported versions of Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009, 32-bit (x86) editions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.hostintegration.ti.imsconnecttransport.dll8.0.3872.275,68826-Oct-201119:36x86
For all supported versions of Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009, 64-bit (x64) editions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.hostintegration.ti.imsconnecttransport.dll8.0.3872.275,68826-Oct-201119:36x86
Microsoft.hostintegration.ti.imsconnecttransport.dll8.0.3872.275,68826-Oct-201119:42x86
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent fix that contains these files may also contain additional files.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

When IBM IMS sends a message, the message can consist of one or more segments. Each segment includes a four-byte LLZZ field. The first two bytes of the LLZZ field represent the length of the message segment. (This includes the four bytes for the LLZZ field.) The last two bytes of the LLZZ field are reserved for use by IMS.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009
  • Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010
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