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Designing and Programming CICS Applications by Members of the CICS Development Team at IBM Hursley, John Horswill

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Using the CD-ROM

Insert the CD-ROM into your workstation CD-ROM drive. This brings up the welcome panel and gives you four options:

  • Configuring CICS on OS/390

  • Configuring the CORBA server and web frontend

  • Configuring the Customer Services (Visual Basic) frontend

  • Configuring the Head Office (MQSeries) demonstration program

These options need not be invoked all together and can be invoked on different workstations at different times.

You can also browse the CD-ROM directly to read and copy the source code for all parts of the application. Appendix B lists the files on the CD-ROM.

Getting the Data from the CD-ROM

You need to upload the following files from the directories shown:

File(s)

Directory

cicsadp.loa and cicsadp.cor

\cicsadp\Cobol Application\Tso\loadlib

cicsadp.csd

\cicsadp\Cobol Application\Tso\csddefs

cicsadp.jcl

\cicsadp\Cobol Application\Tso\vsam_jcl

cicsadp.cpy

\cicsadp\Cobol Application\Tso\copybook

cicsadp.txt

\cicsadp\Cobol Application\Tso\vsam_data

cicsadp.mac and cicsadp.src

\cicsadp\Cobol Application\Tso\source

Uploading the Files

There are many tools that you can use to upload the files from the CD-ROM to your OS/390 system. Whichever tool you use, you should be sure that you can define the process to transfer files:

  • As binary

  • Fixed record length of 80

  • With a file extension of *.seq when they are received on your mainframe.

If you miss any of these attributes, then when you receive the file into the datasets you will probably receive a message describing the files as invalid or something ...

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