Joined: 06 Jun 2008 Posts: 8118 Location: East Dubuque, Illinois, USA
Since a CICS transaction REQUIRES CICS resources to be able to execute, if the region is down, exactly how do you think the transaction can acquire the resources to execute? It's not like a COBOL batch program where the files are specifed in the ENVIRONMENT DIVISION!
Joined: 29 Oct 2010 Posts: 110 Location: Puerto Rico
Good day to all!
When I read this post I am convinced that the dept who wrote the requirements doesn't know anything about the CICS system. First, if the CICS region is down how are your going to trigger the CICS transaction to run the program? I really think that the requirement is to write a batch job to do the same process as the online program is doing in updating certain files (like rolling over dates) that is define to the CICS region. Your job stream should run a utility that will test to see if the CICS region is up if true then trigger the online transaction otherwise execute the new program which will do the process thru batch.