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CICS calling a web service.

Postby cshih » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:05 pm

morning guys,

first of all, i am an application programmer and our system support has been outsourced to a data center and i am not getting any help from the data center. so i figure i should start asking questions myself.

we are an OS390 shop running CICS TS 1.3, we current have process that listen for a socket request coming in to a specific port, and which points to a specific CICS region, then execute a COBOL online program.

however, for this particular project we are needing make the COBOL online program to make an outbound call to a web service resides on our intranet.

would it be possible to make a outbound socket calls to the web service? all suggestion and recommendation is greatly appreciated!
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Re: CICS calling a web service.

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:39 am

first of all, i am an application programmer and our system support has been outsourced to a data center and i am not getting any help from the data center. so i figure i should start asking questions myself.

since the company You work for decided to save money by outsourcing the support,
they should also have planned a delay/lack of proper/timely support !

tell us for what reason anybody should give Your company free consultancy services ??
to have Your company save more money, maybe ! :D

a forum is not supposed to be a replacement for a bad infrastructure/organization

push the issue with your management chain, to have proper support and proper training

what You are asking furthemore is not a likely subject for a forum reply, it would take too much writing

but good starting points could be

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247206.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247657.html
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247126.html

easily reachable by googling for cics web services samples

and naturally the whole CICS docs, starting from
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... s/DFHASI05
cheers
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Re: CICS calling a web service.

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:06 am

Hello,

our system support has been outsourced to a data center and i am not getting any help from the data center.
Most often (unfortunately) the reason to do this is $ not service. As i move about, i continue to be amazed at what low levels of support some organizations are willing to tolerate. They often wind up hiring additonal contract staff to provide the missing service - which costs even more $ and really muddies the water as to who is really doing what. . .

This may be a great opportunity for you to put a new technical arrow in your quiver ;)

Good luck!

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