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Ziko13

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Navigation program in CICS
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In my shop in Athens-Greece CICS transactions when navigating are written in Greek characters. Transactions are defined in English so there must be a program to translate Greek characters to English before transfering control to the next screen. We are trying to define one new transaction and we are stuck there: We cannot find the location where our system does the translation. We have searched all our libraries and we did not find anything.
My question is following: Could that program be in a system library where we do not have access? Can we find the program which reads PCT to see if a translation happens there?

Thank you in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Navigation program in CICS
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From what I found in our shop, we use the XTRANID parameter:
CICS Resource Definition Guide wrote:
XTRANID(xtranid)
Specifies another name to be used instead of the TRANSACTION name for
initiating transactions. The name can be up to 8 hexadecimal digits in length.
Because XTRANID is specified in hexadecimal form, you can use a name that
contains characters that you cannot specify in the TRANSACTION attribute.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:02 pm    Post subject:
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Thank you for the responce. I will follow this with the system programmers
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject:
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How can I view this parameter in the system?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:31 pm    Post subject:
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Using CEDA/CEDB, in the transaction definition you will see XTRANID under ALIASES.
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I do not think this parameter will do because other transactions do not have it defined in greek.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:50 am    Post subject:
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Google for codepage. Your system programmer could tell you the codepages been use in your CICS system. There's also codepage for Window, so check what codepage are been use at user terminals front end.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:46 pm    Post subject:
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I googled thank you. There is only one codepage for greek.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Navigation program in CICS
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Try this:
1. start CEDF,
2. start transaction with greek letters,
3. CEDF shows "real" transaction name,
4. Check "real" transaction definition with CEDA.


Do not forget that XTRANID is specified in hexa, which means you can have something like XTRANID(45475658), where X'45', X'47', X'56' and X'58' are all EBCDIC values for Greek letters.
(For me, these codes represent Hebrew letters. You may have different hexadecimal values)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:13 pm    Post subject:
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thanks a lot. i will try this tomorrow at the office
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:33 pm    Post subject:
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i saw the transaction with ceda view. XTRANID is indeed spaces but all the others have spaces there as well so it is not this. there must be a program which does the translation.
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i also changed it with CEDA alter but in vain.
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