Tech Tip from Karina Pulinx , Principal Support Engineer, for January 20,2016 .
If you are running CA DATACOM version 12.0 in a z/VSE environment and you are using DFSORT/VSE
from IBM as SORT package then make sure to apply RO87588
A CA Datacom 12.0 DBUTLTY sorted LOAD or RETIX with a SORT= value greater than 1 fails with messages
ILU102A B0 FIELD VALUE EXCEEDS MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CHARACTERS - SORT
ILU125I B2 SIZE OPERAND IGNORED
when RO87588 has not been MSHP applied .
Note that 12.0 DBUTLTY passes the SORT value to the SORT package now and there is no problem when using CA SORT which can handle a 11-digits SORT value .