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AIX Issue ?

One of our Applications Programmers thinks that the Alternate index file isn't updating quickly enough, the following is the scenario;

His Cobol program runs to create invoices, the program has a process in it to detect & flag duplicate input to an error log. He has a instance where the program did not detect a duplicate & created a duplicate check for the same invoice. In his troubleshooting the problem he has one time had the duplicate entry, one after the other and the duplicate isn't flagged. In his other test he puts the duplicate entries further apart & the duplicate is flagged. He thinks the AIX file isn't processing quickly enough to post the duplicate.  is this possible, does the definition in the AIX file have an update timer ?? Any help or direction is appreciated ..

IBM Business Partners welcome CICS 5.1

Short video, introduced by Danny Mace, Director of CICS Development in Hursley UK featuring IBM Business Partners, and their thoughts and views on the new CICS TS V5.1 release

See video

CICS TS for z/OS V5.1 Announcement Letter.

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The announcement letter for CICS TS V5.1 was posted on October 3, 2012.

(This is the US announcement I did not see any others.)

Planned availability date
Bottom rule


Some of the highlites:

There's a lot more! Read all about it here : Link to the CICS TS V5.1 Announcement Letter.


CICS JS/Server Version 1.1 Released.

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CICS JS/Server V1.1 includes support for the most up to date version of the Dojo Toolkit (1.7.2).  

Dojo Toolkit 1.7.2 is compatible with earlier versions and allows pages to load faster. 

Use the Dojo Toolkit to rapidly create modern web applications. Better still, do so using your mainframe to serve the Dojo Toolkit from CICS.

Take control of the Dojo Toolkit by serving it from your System Z Server. 

Why not check out the sample code on our website that shows how CICS can be used to create web applications using the Dojo Toolkit. 

For more information, please visit:


Open Beta : CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1

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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.1 open beta introduces cloud-style CICS development, deployment, and operations, by delivering:

The combination of these two sets of capability areas will greatly simplify the assembly, deployment, and lifecycle management of CICS applications, delivering many of the characteristics found in private-cloud computing systems. CICS TS V5.1 open beta gives you the opportunity to explore the concept of a cloud-style CICS deployment in your own environment.

CICS TS V5.1 open beta is available for download, direct from IBM from the date of availability (13 July 2012) onwards, by visiting

More info link: Announcement Letter


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