BUG: Special Characters Disallowed in Transaction Program Name

ID: Q183118

The information in this article applies to:


The Host Names tab on the Method properties sheet in the COM Transaction Integrator for CICS and IMS (COMTI) Component Builder does not allow periods in the name.


When you open the properties sheet and try to edit the TP Name, the problem can occur. This is a bug in the code that handles entering a TP Name through the method's Host Names Property page. Instead of checking for legal type AE characters, the code is checking for the legal type A characters. Only the alphanumeric characters $ (dollar sign), # (number sign), and @ (at sign) are allowed.


To work around the problem you can use the Import Wizard because it correctly handles the alphanumeric characters and allows periods to be entered. Also, the code that reads a component into CB handles the name correctly.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft COM Transaction Integrator for CICS and IMS version 1.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Keywords          : kbbug1.00 CTICB CTIMethod CTIProg 
Version           : WINDOWS:1.0
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbbug
Solution Type     : kbpending

Last Reviewed: April 2, 1998