Additional Wrong String "QEWSD” Is Being Appended In The File .odbc.ini (Doc ID 544072.1)

Last updated on JULY 20, 2016

Applies to:

Siebel System Software - Version 7.5.3.1 [16161] to 8.1.1.11.9 [IP2013] [Release V7 to V8]
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
Product Release: V7 (Professional)
Version: 7.5.3.15 [16279] DEU
Database: Oracle 9.2.0.6
Application Server OS: IBM AIX 5L 5.1
Database Server OS: IBM AIX 5L 5.2

Symptoms

There is additional wrong string called "QEWSD" is appearing in one of multiple of siebel servers in '/siebel/prd/siebsrvr/sys/.odbc.ini file'.

With this string-command the siebel server won't start correctly. After correcting the .odbc.ini file the server starts fine. But string appears after the server starts.

[ODBC Data Sources]
siebsrvr_prd=MERANT 4.1 Oracle 9 Driver

[ODBC]
InstallDir=/siebel/prd/siebsrvr
TraceDll=/siebel/prd/siebsrvr/lib/odbctrac.so
TraceFile=odbctrace.out
Trace=0

[siebsrvr_prd]
QEWSD=39215
ColumnSizeAsCharacter=1
ColumnsAsChar=1
ArraySize=160000
ServerName=SIEB02.prod.zkb.ch
Driver=/siebel/prd/siebsrvr/lib/SEor818.so

[sany_prd_siebsrvr2]
Database=/siebel/prd/siebsrvr/dbtempl/siebel.dbf
Description=SQL Anywhere
Driver=/siebel/prd/siebsrvr/SYBSsa80/lib/dbodbc8.so

Cause

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