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k mani
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:07 pm    Post subject: IBM Interview question.
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cics---
1,is this necessary to give transaction id in simple cics program?

2, what is abend abma?

3, in one stogroup how mant volumes will be there?

give me questions which are frequently asked during interviews?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:50 pm    Post subject:
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Is this necessary to give transaction id in simple cics program?


Not necessary. using LINK / PF Key yoou can start the program.

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2, what is abend abma?


ABMA

Explanation: The user has supplied a terminal I/O area (TIOA) with an invalid data length that was either equal to zero or greater than the storage accounting length minus 12.

Alternatively, the length field of a header or trailer area provided by the application program is invalid (that is, not positive).

Problem Determination: The output services work area (OSPWA) is in user storage and will be printed in a transaction dump. It is addressed by register 2 at the time of the abend. Relevant fields are:

OSPTR7
OSPHDRA
OSPTRLA

Register 4 or OSPTIOA points to the TIOA. In the TIOA, the following fields are relevant:

TIOATDL
TIOASAL

Analysis:

Register Label Description

R4=@TIOA PBCKTDL TIOATDL is zero or greater
than TIOASAL-12.

R2=@OSPWA PBD20080 R0 (= first halfword of
R0=length trailer) is zero.
of trailer R8=OSPTRLA.
R8=@trailer OSPTR7 has X'20' bit set.

R2=@OSPWA PBDTXHDR R0 (= first halfword of
R8=@header header) is zero.
R0=length R8=OSPHDRA.
of header. OSPTR7 has X'40' bit set.

System Action: The transaction is abnormally terminated with a CICS transaction dump.

User Response: Correct the program that supplied the erroneous data length.

Check the TIOA. If either of the conditions described is present, check the application program. For programs using command-level interface, the TIOA is obtained by CICS using the length of the data item passed in the FROM option on an EXEC CICS SEND MAP or EXEC CICS SEND TEXT command, or in the TRAILER or HEADER option on an EXEC CICS SEND TEXT or an EXEC CICS SEND PAGE command. Check the data item for zero length.

Header and trailer records have a special format described in the CICS Application Programming Reference. An ABMA abend occurs if the first halfword (the length) is not positive. Check the remainder of the header/trailer record for validity when the length is checked.

Modules: DFHPBP, DFHMCP

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:10 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Mani,

You can get the interview questions from:

http://www.ibmmainframes.com/downloads/interviewqa.zip

Thanks,
Anu
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: need help.
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Hi,

Can anyone send me IBM latest mainframe question papers for frshers(mainframe).pls help me.its very urgent.bye.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Priya....

Can u tell me wher u r working....and can u give me the guidence to face the interviews
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:08 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Anuradha....

Where r u working...I think u r from Hyd....as i am...

I am searching out MF job...i feel u will be helpful giving guidance
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:42 pm    Post subject:
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Folks, this is a technical forum, not a chat room. The purpose of this forum is to allow an individual to post specific technical interview questions, and to allow others to provide appropriate answers for those questions.

Please do not post a reply that is not relevant to the original poster's subject. Instead, please open a new posting in the proper forum.

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