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How to write Menu Driven CICS programs

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CICS Sample Program to Read a File

IDENTIFICATIO DIVISION. PROGRAM-ID. AD12GM. DATA DIVISION. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. COPY FILE01. COPY FILE02. 01 COMMAREA. 02 VARS PIC X(4). 01 REC1. 02 EID2 PIC X(4). 02 FILLER PIC X. 02 ENAME2 PIC X(10). 02 FILLER PIC X. 02 ESAL2 PIC 9(5). 02 FILLE...

CICS Sample Code for Header and Footer

ID DIVISION. PROGRAM-ID. AD12GM. DATA DIVISION. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 01 RES. 02 A PIC 9(3). 02 B PIC 9(3). 02 C PIC 9(4). 77 Z PIC X(80). 01 REC. 02 MSG PIC X(79) VALUE SPACES. 01 TEXT-HDR. 02 LEN PIC S9(4) COMP VALUE 79. 02 FILLER PIC X VALUE &#...

CICS Sample Program for XCTL

ID DIVISION. PROGRAM-ID. HAS. DATA DIVISION. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 77 TID PIC X(4). 77 MSG PIC X(50) VALUE ‘IMPORTANT OF LINK PROGRAM’. 77 A PIC X(35) VALUE ‘THIS IS MAIN PROGRAM’. 77 B PIC X(35) VALUE ‘NOW CONTROL MO...

CICS Sample Program for Link

Main Program: ID DIVISION. PROGRAM-ID. HAS. DATA DIVISION. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 77 TID PIC X(4). 77 MSG PIC X(50) VALUE ‘IMPORTANT OF LINK PROGRAM’. 77 A PIC X(35) VALUE ‘THIS IS MAIN PROGRAM’. 77 B PIC X(35) VALUE ‘...

IBM Mainframe CICS System Programer Openings 2016

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by Know A Job on Mar 7, 2016

Why PIPELINE Scan is Needed during CICS Webservices

Use the PERFORM PIPELINE command to initiate a scan of the web service binding directory that is specified in the WSDIR attribute of the PIPELINE definition. If the WSDIR attribute is not specified, there is nothing to scan, and control returns to...

Why PIPELINE Scan is Needed during CICS Webservices

Use the PERFORM PIPELINE command to initiate a scan of the web service binding directory that is specified in the WSDIR attribute of the PIPELINE definition. If the WSDIR attribute is not specified, there is nothing to scan, and control returns to...

2 Powerful Tools for CICS Web services Development in Zo/s

Service oriented architecture (SOA) is a business-driven IT architectural approach that supports integrating the business as linked, repeatable business tasks, or services. General outline of how web services works in Zo/s context Batch Utilities: ...

2 Powerful Tools for CICS Web services Development in Zo/s

Service oriented architecture (SOA) is a business-driven IT architectural approach that supports integrating the business as linked, repeatable business tasks, or services. General outline of how web services works in Zo/s context Batch Utilities: ...

CICS File Read Command Option “CONSISTENT”

A tricky file handling point in CICS. During Read how CICS handles integrity. There are two ways -One way is read waits till update completes, and option -2 is first READ completes and then UPDATE completes. Details of CICS READ: The record is read w...

30 Awesome CICS Interview Questions to Your Next Job

What are CICS Control programs and their respective CICS control tables? PCT-KCP PPT-PCP FCT-FCP DCT-TDP JCT-JCP TCT-TCP TST-TSP Can we do Sort by the SORT verb in the CICS Program? No Can we open files explicitly in the CICS Program? NO.CiCS automat...

Master CICS Release Command In Just A Few Minutes!

What is the function of RELEASE command in CICS? And why you need to use this command? The main function of LOAD and RELEASE commands are to reduce the storage used. The main benefit is dynamically we can LOAD a program to memory and we can issue CAL...

Confusing CICS commands ‘SYNCPOINT’ and ‘SYNCPOINT ROLLBACK’

SYNCPOINT- Is thread safe command. It just establishes syncpoint. Syntax: SYNCPOINT—————————————————>< SYNCPOINT ROLLBACK – Back out t...

CICS PIPELINE complete information

A CICS pipeline is shared by many different Web services, and is used to configure shared qualities of service. It is usually the CICS system programmer who is responsible for configuring PIPELINE resources. This is done using a pipeline configura...

EIBDATE in CICS and How to know when task is started in CICS

Contains the date the task is started; this field is updated by the ASKTIME command. The date is in packed decimal form (0CYYDDD+) where C shows the century with values 0 for the 1900s and 1 for the 2000s. For example, the date 31 December 1999 has t...

Why DB/DC does not support for Batch programs

The interesting point is DB/DC does contain both transaction manager and database manager. So this region supports to CICS to access IMS database. Except BATCH it supports for all kinds of transactions. Note: Pure BATCH runs under MVS address space.

Top stunning Questions on CICS ‘RETURN’ command

Return is one of the beautiful command in CICS, which passes control to  other program of next higher logical level, or to CICS. The LENGTH value in RETURN command should not be higher than the size of DFHCOMMAREA (32760 bytes max). The passing CHA...

Ten Top DFHCOMMAREA QUIZ Questions

1) How many ways you can pass data from one program to another program? -DFHCOMMAREA -CHANNELS -INPUTMESSAGE 2)What are the 3 commnds that you use in CICS to pass data to another program? -LINK, XCTL and RETURN 3)How to create a CHANNEL and Container...

MQSeries Tutorial for Mainframe Programmers (5 of 5)

A  queue manager is that part of an MQSeries product that provides the messaging and queuing services to application programs, through the Message Queue Interface (MQI) program calls.  It controls access to queues and serves as transaction (syncpoi...


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