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Differentiate cics program and normal cobol program?

 
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Rajesh S
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Differentiate cics program and normal cobol program?
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How to find out the cics program and normal cobol program without see the sources code. What are the ways?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject:
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see what load library the objects are in.

learn the naming conventions at your site. Some sites use different naming conventions for on-line and batch modules.

look at the object itself. cics modules will have DFHECI or DFHEC in the first couple of lines.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject:
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Rajesh, what did you answer? Interview questions are usually posted with the answer the person gave, then we provide additional comments.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Differentiate cics program and normal cobol progra
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How to find out the cics program and normal cobol program without see the sources code. What are the ways?



You can find the compiler group it was processed in SCM, which was applied while updating/adding the element, by which it can be identified whether it is compiled for online or batch application.
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sankaranarayanan parasura: where was SCM specified in the input? You need to be aware that SCM is an optional product not installed at all sites. My site, for example, does not use it and therefore your advice is totally inappropriate here.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply to: Differentiate cics program and normal cobol progra
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Thanks Robert,

I think I have answered for a twisty interview question. I understand what you have said is right.
Each installation will have its own standards to maintain different libraries to differentiate it.
My answer is for one such type of installation which has SCM for maintaining its elements.
If we should not read the source code and identify means it has some clue external to it.
Either it can reside in designated library or SCM defined and it is dependant on installation.
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