This chapter provides information about the channels and containers application programming interface (API) and how you can use it in a traditional IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS) application and also a CICS Java (JCICS) application. It also describes the business transaction services (BTS) API as a similar but recoverable alternative to channels and containers.
3.1 EXEC CICS application programming interface
CICS provides a set of API commands that you can use to perform actions in channels and containers. The following ...