CICS TS 4.2: Delay in milliseconds



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CICS TS 4.2: Delay in milliseconds

Postby Aki88 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:10 pm

Hello,

Another done to death query; as the subject line goes: how to delay/wait/suspend a CICS program for 'n' milliseconds in TS 4.2. CEEDLYM cannot be used in CICS; ILBOWAT0 is a bad idea, CICS DELAY/POST do not support msec until 5.x release. Building a logic to use ASKTIME or similar function is adding additional instructions; how about calling UNIX services in CICS?

Clueless; any guidance is much appreciated.

Thank you.
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Re: CICS TS 4.2: Delay in milliseconds

 

Re: CICS TS 4.2: Delay in milliseconds

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:58 pm

From http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/features/unix/subsys.html
For CICS, you can use EXCI (External Call Interface) to request a CICS service from a UNIX process, but at this time you cannot invoke UNIX services from within a CICS transaction.
I'm not sure there's a good answer for what you want to do, except to upgrade the CICS version?
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Re: CICS TS 4.2: Delay in milliseconds

Postby Aki88 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:46 am

Thank you Robert.
A bit skeptical here, though is it safe to say that with TS release < 5.x it is not possible to have a < 1 second wait/delay/suspend; if it is so, I'd be darned.
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