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%RMS-F-RFA, invalid record's file address (RFA)

 
YE LIU_1
Frequent Advisor

%RMS-F-RFA, invalid record's file address (RFA)

Dear VMS Users,

I just came across this error when I ran a DCL script:

%RMS-F-RFA, invalid record's file address (RFA)

Could you tell me what does it mean and how to resolve it?

Thanks,

YE LIU
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labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: %RMS-F-RFA, invalid record's file address (RFA)

Hello

Can you post your script, or the relevant part, that gives this error message ?

Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: %RMS-F-RFA, invalid record's file address (RFA)

In isolation, there can be no answer to this; there's no single canonical trigger for this RMS error.

The general answer here is that some code involved jere contains a bug. Somewhere. Some code somewhere told RMS to go look up a record within a file by its record address, and messed up, or something else stomped on something and triggered the error.

The identification of the module or file or component or tool or command containing failing code is the first step toward resolution.

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Depending on the particular application code involved, you may or may not be able to resolve this. If it's inside an image, for instance, the source code to that image can be required.

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The literal answer to your question is this one:

$ HELP/MESSAGE/FACILITY=RMS RFA

RFA, invalid record's file address (RFA)

Facility: RMS, OpenVMS Record Management Services

Explanation: The record file address field of the RAB contains a value of 0
for RFA access in a $GET or $FIND operation.

User Action: Verify that the call to the RMS file system service is coded
correctly.

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Here's some quick and general reading that can help you investigate and research and form your questions -- and thus get the answers you need more quickly -- and how you can help us answer your questions more effectively:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Asking good questions can be far tougher than it might initially look; it's a real skill. Spending a little time forming the question can provide you with direct benefits in various dimensions (including your own career, too!), in addition to helping you get faster answers.

YE LIU_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: %RMS-F-RFA, invalid record's file address (RFA)

After I logout and login again, the error is gone. Thanks anyway.