Connecting CICS with USS (Unix box)

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Connecting CICS with USS (Unix box)

Postby varunsree » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:12 pm

Hi, I am having a requirement to connect a CICS transaction to a USS(Unix box) and in turn execute FTP process with the required information to pull a file from a different server(residing outside Mainframe). Could you please help on this.

CICS - USS - XYX Server

XYZ server is having the file which i need to pull into mainframe or send it to printer for printing.
CICS Screen will accept the required file details from the user.
This details from CICS screen will be used to fetch the path where the file is stored in the XYZ server.

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Re: Connecting CICS with USS (Unix box)

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm

did anybody in Your organisation validate the requirement for feasibility ?
( with reasonable skills and reasonable process flow )
When I tell somebody to RTFM or STFW I usually have the page open in another tab/window of my browser,
so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort
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Re: Connecting CICS with USS (Unix box)

Postby Robert Sample » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:57 pm

Since CICS does not directly use FTP, you will need to submit a batch job from your CICS transaction to invoke FTP -- which is not necessarily the best way to go. The whole "requirement" is not well-thought out.
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