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CICS Command Level Programming Workshop
Mainframe Training Overview

The course begins with a review of CICS Command Level Programming. The structure and flow of several working CICS Programs is discussed in detail.

Basic Mapping Support (BMS) screens also reviewed in detail.

A working CICS Applications is modified to add several NEW features. These new features include the use of PF Keys, changing screen field attributes, help facility for a screen and individual fields on the screen, application paging and error handling.

Build a "large" application where several CICS programs and user screens interface together

The course consists of a series of lectures, discussions, class exercises, and with hands-on programming workshop problems.

Mainframe Training Learning Objectives

As a result of the class, the student will be able to -

  • Review working CICS programs
  • Refine / add use screens using Basic Mapping Support (BMS)
  • Access data in a CICS program from a VSAM file, a DB2 table, a TD queue, a TS queue
  • Add additional features to CICS programs (help, PF Keys, change field attributes)
  • Compile, debug, and execute CICS programs
Mainframe Training Audience

CICS Command Level Programming Workshop is intended for programmers have worked with CICS programs and must develop more involved applications.

Mainframe Training Prerequisites

Six months of experience with CICS Command Level Programming, TSO/ISPF, COBOL programming and JCL is required.

Mainframe Training Course duration

5 days

Mainframe Training Course outline

Day 1

  1. CICS Programming Review

2. Basic Mapping Support (BMS) Review

         - IBM 3270 display screen characteristics

         - Coding BMS macros instructions

3. CICS Help Screens

Day 2

  4. Using PF Keys is a CICS Command Level program

5. Changing Screen Attributes in a CICS Application program

Day 3

  6. Working with the Communications Area among several programs

7. Accessing VSAM files / DB2 Tables

8. Passing data in Temporary Storage (TS) and using TS Queues

Day 4

  9. Passing data in Transient Data (TD) and using TD Queues

10. Building a "large" CICS application

Day 5

  11. Testing and Debugging as "large" CICS application

Appendices

  Appendix A - Exception Conditions

Appendix B - EIB (Execution Interface Block) Fields

Appendix D - Sample Attribute Byte Control Character Table

Appendix E - Cobol Functions Not Supported By CICS

Appendix F - Class Standards

Appendix G - Class Refresher Questions

Appendix H - 6 Model BMS Fields


 
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