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Postby hakghen » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:46 am

Hello, this is a rather simple question, because I really couldn't find anywhere to insert the command.

I'm into a mainframe contest, and I gotta do some roles on CICS, I'll have to compile and install some applications on CICS and use Websphere MQ to allow the interaction of CICS and some off-line batch applications.

However, the instructions at one part, says this:

First, start up CICS and logon to it. The start command for your own
CICS is "S <userid>", you can then logon to the CICS by pointing
your 3270 emulator at 10.3.20.6 port 23 and then entering
"logon applid(<userid>)" at the selection prompt.
You will be asked for you username and password when logging on to
CICS.


Where am I supposed to insert this "S <userid>"? I tried at the TSO, SDSF and etc and no success... Sorry for the simpleton question, but this is really annoying me, as I couldn't even find this answer on the IBM books...

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Starting CICS

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:49 am

Hello,

Suggest you ask the people who are monitoring/mentoring the contest.

The S is a "start" command, but you have to be "on" the system to issue it. Where in the system are you if you have not already connected via the 3270 emulator and logged in somehow? How did you get into tso, etc? Were there other instructions before the ones you posted? I must confess to being somewhat confused. . . :?

This "logon applid(<userid>)" is how you tell VTAM which environment/application you want to access, but until the cics is started, it will not connect.
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Re: Starting CICS

Postby hakghen » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:11 pm

Geez xD The only instructions before those were the ones regarding compiling the applications that must me installed into CICS, if it helps, I'm using this same 3270 emulator to connect to the TSO.
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Re: Starting CICS

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:37 pm

Hello,

So, you've already logged on to tso. . . You mentioned tso and sdsf, but then mentioned pointing your emulator at an ip address to connect to cics. Usually one points their 3270 at an ip address, connects to vtam there and then moves between applicatons (tso, cics, roacoe, etc) with the same vtam connection.

Ok, from tso , go to sdsf. In sdsf put "log" in the command. Once that screen enter the "S <userid>". This should initiate a "started task" of that name (most systems do not permit just anyone to do this - i guess the "contest mainframe" is not so restricted.
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Re: Starting CICS

Postby hakghen » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:47 pm

Hello Dick!

Thanks for the advice, it really was in SDFS, but I searched the contest's data-sets and found some JCL's that had the CICS initiation routines. Just like another task, I had to start that job (using /S <jobname>, that actually was my userid) and then log into CICS. It's working now and I can continue the tasks.

I appreciate very much the help provided here. Thanks once again!

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Re: Starting CICS

Postby dick scherrer » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:48 am

You're welcome :)

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