Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You are running a transaction by using Microsoft Transaction Integrator together with Microsoft Host Integration Server 2013.

  • The COBOL definition contains a PIC-ZZ9 data type and has a total size of 1,511 bytes.

In this scenario, transaction integration fails, and you may receive the following error message:

HISMGLS0002 The size of the converted buffer (1514 bytes) exceeds the maximum allowed (1511 bytes) for method <MethodName>

Cause

This issue occurs because the length of the picture clause was not propagated at design time but was, instead, being read in.

Resolution

Cumulative update information

The fix for this problem is included in cumulative update package 5 for Host Integration Server 2013. For more information about how to get the cumulative update package, see Cumulative update package 5 for Host Integration Server 2013.

Status

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

More Information

The fix for this problem was first included in cumulative update package 3 for Host Integration Server 2013.

A more complete fix is now available in cumulative update package 5 for Host Integration Server 2013

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