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futohomok

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:24 pm
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Helo every CICS guru,

my probleme is little obscure. I have 2 COBOL programs in different CICS transactions. I like to start from 1. program the 2. program.

EXEC CICS XCTL
PROGRAM('program2')
COMMAREA(GYZC-COMMAREA)
LENGTH(LENGTH OF GYZC-COMMAREA)
RESP(WS-RESP-CD)
RESP2(WS-RESP2-CD)
END-EXEC

but when executed this statement than nothing happens. Don't start the program2 and don't raised any RESP error code. For this, please send me any words about this problem if possible.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:06 pm
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Have you tried following the transaction using CEDF to verify that what you think is happening is actually happening?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:27 pm
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What is program2 doing ? Is it sending another map/screen as a navigation menu ?

As it sound it is calling the module but there is no correct logic in program2 to do work as intended.

So use cedf or any debugger at your site to pinpoint the cause.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:15 pm
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Very thanks for rapid answers!

Yes. the program2 send a new MAP/Screen to terminal if it run in standalone mode.

But if I like debug the entire process, and for this I write the CEDF command on surface of the CICS region for starting the CEDF transaction - nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
Please send for me any words about this.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:26 pm
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I would further suggests
1. Make sure you are in right CICS region.
2. Your program2 may be failing and you don’t know as after XCTL from program 1 you don’t have no information, RESP is not going to tell you what happened in program2.
3. You need check CICS region log ( under that region CICS batch job) to search for your program2 name for any errors or abend.
4. I don’t usually recommend adding displays in program2 but it’s your choice if you have nothing else to help you.
5. Do inquire this program and RES count if the program2 has ever called , it should be non 0 value.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:13 pm
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Very thanks for your profound answer dear Rohit Umarjikar. This lanswer helped resolve my probem But i have a newer problem: how can i send more maps (2 maps), which are in one mapset, to CICS at once? Namely one CICS SEND command. I hope that this question no too stupid.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2023 11:44 am
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Please explain why do you have to send two maps at one time.

You can have a unique map name and send one after another as per requirements. Where and what is the problem ?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2023 2:53 pm
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Very thanks for your answer. My probleme that I have a screen which include three horizontal regio. All regio contains a separete map. The map in the upper regio, and map in the bottom regio are in same mapset. The map in intermediate regio is in an other, different mapset. And I like send the two outsides maps with ane CICS SEND MAP statement to screen, if possible.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:17 am
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If you look at the syntax for the SEND MAP command in the manual, it references a single MAP name. You might be able to do what you want by using multiple SEND MAP commands with ACCUM; I've seen ACCUM used but it was back in the 1980's so I don't recall the details.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:23 am
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but when executed this statement than nothing happens. Don't start the program2 and don't raised any RESP error code.
How do you know this is what is happening? CEDF can be used to follow the CICS commands execution stream and that will tell you if the program2 is starting or not. If it is not starting, then you've probably got some sort of program or transaction definition issue -- MRO?. If it is starting but not giving you the results you want, then you have a PEBKAC issue (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2023 8:22 pm
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Dear Rohit Umarjikar and Robert Sample,

very thaks for yours answer, I learned a lot from them, because I'm e new racer in the mainframe CICS.
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