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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:50 pm    Post subject: Logging on to CA7(or any scheduler) from REXX possible?
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Is there a facility in REXX to log on to CA7 and execute commands Online? I know that we can write a job to log on to CA7 and execute all CA7 commands and then submit that jcl using rexx.

But, I am looking for a facility to log on directly to CA7 through REXX without the use of JCL.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply to: Logging on to CA7(or any scheduler) from REXX poss
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Our shop is in the process of migrating from another scheduler to CA7. While I'm not an authority, nor do I have access to the CA7 documentation, I haven't seen any evidence of either a TSO or REXX-to-CA7 interface. AFAIK, everything has to be done from the CA7 console.

I would look at a REXX-to-3270 interface tool such as BMC's OSPI as a possible solution.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject:
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Thanks for a quick reponse Kevin. Please let me know when you get the info!. Even I serached for the same through all the REXX programs in my company and I did not see such a usage of CA7 thru REXX anywhere.

Writing a job should be fine to log on to CA7 but the results cannot be viewed online right.. Thats the issue.. Right??
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:19 am    Post subject:
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What do you want to do with a REXX program invoking CA7 ?

You can use CA7 in batch with program SASSBSTR.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply to: Logging on to CA7(or any scheduler) from REXX poss
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Hi Pierre,

For eg: lets say I want to WRITE A REXX PROGRAM which displays all jobs that access the datase 'XXXXXX.INFO.TEST'

I can manually log on to CA7 and execute the below command to get all the jobs names.
LDSN,LIST=USERS,DSN=XXXXXX.INFO.TEST

Now for automating this, I know that I can run a job using the proc=DHCBTI
and log on to CA7 and then execute that job through REXX. But I dont want to use a jcl here because the result cannot be seen real time. Suppose the job has a low priority in the SYT which it runs, then the USER would have to wait for a long time to see the results!

Hence I dont want to have any JCL intervention in connecting to CA7 using REXX. Is it possible? That is my question.
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Since your shop has a copy of CA7, I assume you have a support contract with CA. Have you contacted your tech dept to see if they have manuals for CA7 that may help or have you contact CA for the manuals?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply to: Logging on to CA7(or any scheduler) from REXX poss
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I did not contact CA for manuals but that can be gathered throught Internet right?
I searched in google but I did not get any info related to my question. Do I need to go thorugh Manuals for once? Do you think it might help? Can I get the manuals thru NET?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:05 am    Post subject:
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The manuals are copyrighted. CA does not distribute them publicly on the internet.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:17 am    Post subject:
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From the "Unicenter CA-7 Job Management Interfaces Guide" manual we have on site:

The Unicenter CA-7 CAICCI interface uses the CA Common Communications
Interface (CAICCI) to send batch commands to, and receive command output
from the Unicenter CA-7 address space. The interface can be executed from
batch, from a REXX address environment, or in a program-to-program mode.
Because the interface uses CAICCI, there is no requirement for shared DASD
between the MVS images where Unicenter CA-7 executes and where the
Unicenter CA-7 CAICCI interface environment executes.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:21 am    Post subject:
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Unicenter CA-7 provides a REXX example in the CAICLS0(CA7REXX) installation library.
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Ever have one of those days where you keep talking yo yourself?

You can probably find the manuals on your mainframe in a tgz file which you can extract using winzip or 7zip or something else.


**.CA7.**.PDFDOC.TGZ
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I told you where the manuals from:
do a 3.4 and put **.CA7.**.PDFDOC.TGZ on the file line. Transfer that file to your PC and extract it using one of the tools mentioned to extract the tar file from the tgz file then the pdfs from the tar file.

I won't provide the copy of the manual we have here as it is copyright by CA and I don't have permission to distribute it. Check with your system support people to see if you have the manuals on site if you can't find them.

CA7REXX exists on your mainframe if your shop has CA7 installed. I won't post something you should have. Find it there.... Look in **.CA7.**.CAICLS0
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply to: Logging on to CA7(or any scheduler) from REXX poss
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I got the member 'CA7REXX' from 'TECHSYS.CA7.R11.CAICLS0'.... Thanks a lot Steve... I did not think my question could have been resolved so soon..

This Forum Rocks!!!
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