• Dealing with CICS/MQ trigger interface quirks

    Despite its simplicity, the CICS/MQ trigger interface has its share of quirks, such as messages left in queues and uneven workload distribution. An expert shares fixes for common CICS/MQ message triggering problems in this tip.

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  • Using External Call Interface (EXCI) to access CICS

    In this CICS tip, mainframe expert Robert Crawford outlines how to use External Call Interface (EXCI) to access CICS from anywhere on the mainframe.

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  • Manage CICS workloads with transaction classes

    Using transaction classes is a great way to manage CICS workloads that come in varying or unpredictable increments. Learn how to define transaction classes, calculate a maximum active number and get examples on how to use transaction classes in this tip.

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  • CICS program list tables: PLTPI and PLTSD programs

    CICS expert Robert Crawford describes the two types of program list tables (PLT)

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  • Is it possible to share a VSAM file between CICS and batch processing for update?

    Is it possible to share a VSAM file between CICS and batch processing for update? If so, how difficult is it to set up?

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  • Improve CICS Web services security and handle Web transaction requests

    Mainframe managers can kill two birds with one stone by coding a message handler to check security and change the transaction ID in CICS.

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  • For large mainframe shops, SOA on the upswing

    Slowly but surely, large mainframe shops have turned to service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services to access data stuck in DB2 and CICS environments.

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  • CICS statistics — reporting and predicting systems behavior

    To get the most out of your statistics records you need software to gather, archive and report on them.

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  • Implementing scrolling logic

    I'd like to implement scrolling logic in CICS/DB2 program. What are the possible ways to do this? The data source is DB2 table. I don't know the number of rows my query satisfies, it may range to any number. Queues and files should not be used and, it should be the most efficient method.

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  • Dynamic routing for CICS Web services

    This tip describes the benefits of dynamic routing for Web services and how to route Web workloads dynamically in CICS.

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