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In a Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009 or 2010 environment, you have a screen scraping application that uses Session Integrator to communicate with an IBM mainframe application. In this case, if any of the mainframe application screens contain invalid 3270 control codes, Session Integrator returns the following exception to the calling application when Session Integrator processes an invalid 3270 control code:
Microsoft.HostIntegration.SNA.Session.SessionException: The screen is unformatted, no field exists.
at Microsoft.HostIntegration.SNA.Session.SessionException.EvaluateHR(Int32 hr)
at Microsoft.HostIntegration.SNA.Session.SessionDisplay.InternalGetFields(String searchText, ScreenFieldAttributeData attributes)
This behavior is by design. Session Integrator returns an IBM sense code X’1003’ (Function Not Supported) error to the mainframe application when Session Integrator encounters an invalid 3270 Control Code. Additionally, Session Integrator returns the following exception to the calling application when this scenario occurs:
The screen is unformatted, no field exists.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that 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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Cumulative update informationMicrosoft Host Integration Server 2010
The fix that resolves this issue is included in cumulative update package 6 for Host Integration Server 2010. 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:
2783797Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2783797/ )Cumulative update package 7 for Host Integration Server 2010
The fix that resolves this issue is included in cumulative update package 1 for Host Integration Server 2009. 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:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2587090/ )Cumulative update package 1 for Host Integration Server 2009
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009 or 2010 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart informationYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
After you apply this hotfix, Session Integrator passes invalid 3270 Control Codes to the calling application by using a new configuration property. If you want to enable the passing of invalid 3270 control codes, you have to change the Session Integrator application as follows:
After you apply this hotfix, Session Integrator’s default behavior is not changed. If one of the methods that is described here is not used to enable the passing of invalid 3270 control codes, Session Integration continues to return a "The screen is unformatted, no field exists" exception.
The following are the 3270 control codes (values are in EBCDIC) that Session Integrator considers invalid, based on the 3270 Data Stream that IBM defines:
For more information about the 3270 data stream, visit the following IBM website:
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