MSP File status 35 error in MSNDSSF



MailStream file status 35 MSNDSSF error in MailStream Plus in the execution report[xlg].
The definition of file status 35 means - An OPEN operation with the I-O, INPUT, or EXTEND phrases has been tried on a non-OPTIONAL file that is not present.


The cause of mailStream file status 35 MSNDSSF error

1. The Shipping Services file (*.SSF) request missing in the MailStream Plus parameter setup.
2. Requested Shipping Services file does not have a DD statement setup
    a. Shipping Service File - windows  - SET DD_MSNDSSF=%G1MSP%\data\%G1JOB%.SSF =>located in the bin folder under the job name.
    b. Shipping Service File - zOS - MSNDSSF  DD UNIT=SYSDA,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),SPACE=(TRK,(100,150),RLSE),VOL=SER=volume
          RECFM=VB, DSN=yourhlq.MSP.MSNDSSF => located in the parameter JCL.
3. Use of older job/script /JCL that does not contain the information mentioned in [2.]


UPDATED: August 31, 2017
The resolution is to check the cause of the error and either add the DD file name or check the parameters and remove the option for Shipping Services file.