E-CA: DataMover Step Fails When User Password Contains Ampersand (&)

(Doc ID 2311270.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.55 to 8.56 [Release 8.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 8.55 version, Change Assistant

When applying Change Package with Change Assistant, when the Change Assistant calls the DataMover (psdmtx.exe), if the user's password contains an ampersand (&) the job errors as follows

ERROR
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Message Set Number: 0
Message Number: 0
Message Reason: Invalid User ID and password for signon. (0,0)
PSDMTX Error: signon
'3' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Invalid User ID and password for signon. (0,0) PSDMTX Error: signon


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Use Change Assistant to apply maintenance to a target
2. Specify the maintenance UserId e.g. PS or VP1, that has an ampersand (&) in the password field
3. Observe the error as reported


Changes

 

Cause

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