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Initiating a CICS transaction using a batch COBOL program

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Is it possible to initiate a CICS transaction using a batch COBOL program or through a job under MVS?


This has come up a lot of times before in this forum -- have a look back in time. You use the EXCI interface as documented in the External CICS interfaces book. Supportpacs provides some code to do this operation from a JCL step or from a Rexx Exec. It should be easy enough to take this code and convert it into a routine callable from your batch COBOL program.

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