A Thirty (30) Second Wait
Specialized Function for CICS
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  Introduction
  Execute
  Technical Details
  Technical Details, the Log File
  Technical Details, the COBOL Program
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
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The transaction identifier (or TRANSID) is "WT30" and the program is "WAIT30". This option will start an asynchronous transaction that will write a message to a log file, wait 30 second, write a second message to a log file and then end with a return code of zero.


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This example may be executed by typing the TRANSID at the CICS startup screen or by selecting the menu option. The following message will be displayed on the screen, "TransID WT30, a 30 Second Xaction". The message is displayed and the keyboard should be unlocked and ready for the next user request within a sub-second response time. The transaction will write a message and go into a 30 second wait state then write a second message to a log file. Both messages will have a date and time stamp.

Note:  This transaction is typically used when showing a person how to use other monitoring tools to see a transaction during execution.

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This section provides additional information about the ancillary tasks that are required to prepare the environment for executing the "Write-to-Log-File" transaction.

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The log file is a VSAM, Entry-Sequenced-Data-Set (ESDS). A batch job using the DELETE/DEFINE functions of IDCAMS is provided to create the VSAM, ESDS that will be used for logging user information.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to delete and define a new Entry Sequenced Data Set (ESDS) using Mainframe JCL. Once the new ESDS is created a COBOL program is used to add records to the data set.

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The following is the COBOL program (WAIT30.cbl) is the program that is used to post the messages to the log file and wait for 30 seconds.

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       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  PROGRAM-NAME          pic x(8)   value 'WAIT30  '.
       01  XCTL-RESP-CODE        pic 9(08)  comp.
       01  WORK-200              pic X(200) value SPACES.

       01  ESD128-PASS-AREA.
           05   ESD128-PA-REQUEST pic X(12).
           05   ESD128-PA-RESPOND pic X(04).
           05   ESD128-PA-BUFFER  pic X(128).

       COPY PAWAITER.

      *****************************************************************
       LINKAGE SECTION.
       01  DFHCOMMAREA.
           03  filler            pic X(200).

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
      *    if  P-FLAG-ANIM = 'Y'
      *        CALL 'CBL_DEBUGBREAK'
      *    end-if.

           move 'Starting WAIT30 Program...' to ESD128-PA-BUFFER
           perform POST-TO-LOG

           perform WAIT-30-SECONDS

           move 'Finished WAIT30 Program...' to ESD128-PA-BUFFER
           perform POST-TO-LOG

           perform END-OF-PROGRAM-03.


      *****************************************************************
       END-OF-PROGRAM-03.
           move 'MN1ADV  ' to PROGRAM-NAME
           perform TRANSFER-CONTROL
      *    Should never get to here...
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       POST-TO-LOG.
           call 'ESD128' using ESD128-PASS-AREA
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       TRANSFER-CONTROL.
           EXEC CICS XCTL
                PROGRAM(PROGRAM-NAME)
                RESP(XCTL-RESP-CODE)
                END-EXEC

      *    Should never get to here...
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       WAIT-30-SECONDS.
           add 11 to ZERO giving MFWAITER-LENGTH
           move '00:00:30:00' to MFWAITER-TIME
           call 'MFWAITER' using MFWAITER-PASS-AREA
           exit.


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This option will start an asynchronous transaction that will write a message to a log file, wait 30 second, write a second message to a log file and then end with a return code of zero. This document may be used to assist as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

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Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software, documentation or training material for any purpose requires a fee to be paid to SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime the latest version of the software, documentation or training material will be delivered and a license will be granted for use within an enterprise, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the software without the written permission of SimoTime Technologies.

SimoTime Technologies makes no warranty or representations about the suitability of the software, documentation or learning material for any purpose. It is provided "AS IS" without any expressed or implied warranty, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SimoTime Technologies shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from the loss of use, data or projects, whether in an action of contract or tort, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software, documentation or training material.

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Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore An Enterprise System Model that describes and demonstrates how Applications that were running on a Mainframe System and non-relational data that was located on the Mainframe System were copied and deployed in a Microsoft Windows environment with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the COBOL Connection for more examples of COBOL programming techniques and sample code.

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Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

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