Joined: 06 Jun 2008 Posts: 8479 Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Any idea if FORMATTIME removal can save CPU consumption? It is EXEC CICS call so is it costly in CPU usage?
Common sense will (or should) tell you that any code you remove will save CPU time. IBM's API calls (EXEC CICS) are pretty efficient so no, one individual FORMATTIME call will not save much CPU time -- but removing millions of them could have a significant difference in the CICS region CPU time usage. Will removing them actually have a significant CPU savings? Only by removing them can you know for sure.