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Trying to alter LU2 architecture pitch

I have a CICS 4.1 application that has the requirement to have an alarm sound when a specific error is encountered. I know I can make use of the ALARM feature but there is a further requirement to have specific sounds for specific errors (i.e., beep for error 1, double beep for error 2, etc.). Is there any facility or commands in addition to the ALARM option in CICS to make this happen or will I be limited to creative uses of the ALARM command?

You appear to be using the LU2/3270 function that causes the terminal to beep when a flow is received. The LU2 architecture does not permit any alteration of pitch or multiple noises so there is no particular scope for doing anything in a standard fashion.

However, and I don't know the area at all so this might be complete rubbish, there might be some exits available in a TN3270 emulation (like the IBM personal communication products) which can be used to have a look at the screen which contained the alarm setting and then get some sort of different sound emitted, perhaps using one of the standard workstation sounds, depending on what is going on.

Robert Harris
CICS Technical Strategist -- CICS expert at Search390.com

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