Q
Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

I'm running CICS TS 1.2 on OS/390 R2.6. Need help with extracting AIDS information out from CICS co

At my site, we are running CICS TS 1.2 on OS/390 R2.6. I am trying to extract AIDS information out from CICS control...

block (AID). The field that I want to extract from the AID control block is AIDTIMST (AID Time Stamp). I could not make sense of the value store in this field. It does not have the format likes the usual date & time field. And I could not find any information about format of this field in any CICS reference manual or DATA AREA manual.

Would you please share with me the format of this field or guide me to the source of information?


I am not sure I should be telling you this because it is extremely unwise to expect CICS control block information to remain the same release to release and you would receive absolutely no sympathy from CICS development if you complained that a change was made that prevented your program from working or, worse, caused it to do the wrong thing.

But, for academic interest, I believe, but give no warranty, that the format is:-
first 2 bytes the day number, in packed decimal
second two bytes the number of 2.56 second intervals since start of day,
in binary.


This was last published in May 2002

Dig Deeper on IBM system z and mainframe systems

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchWindowsServer

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

Close