How to send a CICS query to an application running on an AIX server?
We are running CICS TS 1.3 and we would like to send a message (query)
to an application running on an AIX server via TCP/IP. How can this be
CICS does not provide any XC facilities to issue TCP/IP requests, instead
you have to use a native call interface. This is, esentially, the same
technique as coding a batch TCP/IP program : Establish the connection, send
a request, wait, get the reply and take down the connection.
Have a look at the previous comments in this forum for more info on this
and peruse 'SC31-7131 TCP/IP V3R2 for MVS: CICS TCP/IP Socket Interface
Guide' which is uptodate enough to give you an idea of how to proceed: but
beware, it describes things in C - don't be put off by this, later chapters
talk about how to use the functions in a 'proper' language.
This was first published in November 2002