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How to define a VSAM file for use by CICS

 
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neha_cap

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: defining file
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How do we make entry our VSAM FILE IN FCT?? What are the commands involved to define new file in FCT..Like file : abcd.nnn is to be use in CICS then what are steps invloved to get this file entered in CICS REGION??
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply to: CICS TASK
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do not tailgate different questions on the same topic.


all You might want to know about it , is readily available here
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/Shelves/DFHASJ00
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject:
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There is a batch utility to define files to CICS, so the answer is possibly no commands are required in CICS to define the file. Or, the file may be defined online in which there are data fields to enter in the transaction. It all depends upon your site and how things are done there.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for info Robert. Can u elaborate little more that through batch how we can define file into CICS region??
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply to: How to define a VSAM file for use by CICS
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Can u elaborate little more that through batch how we can define file into CICS region??


what about doing a bit of manual reading Yourself ???

also this one might be a good starting point

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247952.html?Open
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In the link that Enrico posted, there is a manual called Resource Definition Guide. This manual tells you everything you need to know about online and batch definitions.

Hint: CICS definitions are stored in a special system file called the CSD. This file can be updated by the appropriate batch CICS utility.
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