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SathyaMoorthi

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Coding Multiple programs using Single Transaction in CICS
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What are the advantages & disadvantages of coding multiple programs using single transaction in CICS ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Coding Multiple programs using Single Transaction
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Well, there aren't any advantages, because (AFAIK) it can't be done. You can define a single program to multiple transactions, but not vice-versa.

If you had a single transaction defined to multiple programs (in other words, let's say three RDO/PCT entries), when this single transaction is invoked, how would it know which program to invoke icon_question.gif

If there is some sneaky (a/k/a undocumented) way of doing this, I wouldn't be an advocate as this type of cleverness will catch up with you eventually. icon_eek.gif

KISS (acronym) along with documented methods, are the rule.... icon_wink.gif

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Coding Multiple programs using Single Transaction
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advantages & disadvantages of coding multiple programs


taking into account the language barrier maybe the TS was asking about
splitting the process in many modules and navigate the logic using LINK and XCTL
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