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Technotes(FAQs)

Opening and closing CICS TS files from a batch job

Is there is a utility that comes with CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) that would enable you to open and close CICS files from a z/OS (also known as MVS) batch job?

Translating the CICS AID time stamp to HH/MM/SS format

How do you convert a 4 byte time stamp into hours, minutes and seconds when using CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS)? The time stamp is in field AIDTIMST in the Automatic Initiate Descriptor (AID) control block. You have tried to convert a time stamp of x'233F0A07' but it does not appear valid.

Determining when to define CICS TS programs as threadsafe

Is it okay to define ALL programs with CONCURRENCY THREADSAFE in CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) even if the programs are not threadsafe?

Diagnosing broken datasets using the VSAM RLS index trap

You would like to know how to have VSAM RLS detect corrupt indexes and take a system dump without recycling the SMSVSAM server. VSAM RLS APAR OW55096 incorporates existing trap code into the product to give you this functionality. The trap checks the index before a write to a VSAM RLS file and causes an abend 0F4 if the index is corrupted.

Determining LE run-time options in use by CICS TS regions

How do you determine what Language Environment (LE) run-time options are currently in use in your CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) regions?

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