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How to get RBA value from CICS EVENT


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Hermin

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:31 pm
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I am retrieving fields from a record returned by CICS EVENT when there is a REWRITE/WRITE action happened in a ESDS dataset. I was able to get the values of the fields, but I want to know if is it possible to get the RBA value of the record as well?

I also browsed the REDBOOK for CICS EVENT Processing, but I can't find a way on how to do this.
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:10 am
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Welcome!
Why do you need this RBA?
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Hermin

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:02 am
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Hi Rohit,

I will be accessing many fields from this record (record that has been rewritten/written ,let's say 50+ fields), then i will define these fields in the emitted business information table of the cics bundle(so I can retrieve them by the cics program). If I have the RBA no need to define these fields because I can retrieve the fields from that record by reading the ESDS dataset from the CICS program using this as a key.
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:59 am
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You could calculate RBA and pass it along or just define AIX and read it later event based on the fields you get back.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:53 am
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Hi Rohit,

Thanks for the suggestion, but this is not applicable for my situation. I cannot update current setup for this ESDS dataset.

Do you know any other method I can use?

Thank you.
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Pete Wilson

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:43 pm
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An AIX doesn't change the ESDS set up, it is a separate KSDS dataset and PATH that references your ESDS using a key to match your event records, if there is one.
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