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CICS TS - Temporary and Transient Data, Interval and Journal Control

Duration

4 hours

Overview

The CICS TS - Temporary and Transient Data, Interval and Journal Control course discusses the use of CICS temporary and transient data and describes how it is managed. Details explaining how CICS manages time oriented events is covered and the use of system logs and journals is also discussed.

Audience

Programmers who require knowledge about application programming in the CICS environment and the Command Level Programming Interface

Prerequisites

Knowledge of basic coding in COBOL, PL/1, or Assembler

Objectives

    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify how CICS uses temporary and transient data
  • Identify the CICS commands to manage temporary and transient data
  • Identify how CICS manages time orientated events and facilities and manages other tasks
  • Identify how CICS uses the system log and log trails

Course Content

Temporary Storage Control and Commands

Creating Temporary Storage Queues
Types of Temporary Storage Queues
How to Access and Delete Temporary Storage Data
WRITEQ, READQ, and DELETEQ

Transient Data Control and Commands

Accessing Sequential Files
INTRA and EXTRA Partition Queues
Communicating with Batch Jobs
Automatic Task Initiation, Background Tasks
WRITEQ TD, READQ TD, and DELETEQ TD

Interval Control Program and Commands

Time-Oriented Facilities
Obtaining the Date and Time in Various Formats
START Other Tasks and Pass Data to Them
CANCEL Unexpired Events
DELAY and SUSPEND Functions


Journal Control Program and Commands

The System Log
Writing User Journals and Audit Log Trails
Asynchronous I/O to Optimize Response Time

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